Why choose our DVDs?

As I write this, I know there are several other efforts to create beading class DVDs out there. If you are looking for the right product for you, here are things I'd like you to know about the Hands On Art Workshop: All of our DVD's are a result of years of experience teaching real students plus I also come from a film making background. This results in not only understanding what a student needs but also the skills to bring it to them. Importantly, my DVD visuals are both close up and in the same view as a student looking at their own hands.

I continue to strive to produce items that jewelry makers are interested in, such as our newest wire wrap DVD that has step by step directions to make three pairs of earrings. It's nice to learn skills - but it's even better to put these skills to work!

Summer 2011 will launch our tv show "Make and Learn with the Hands On Art Workshop" which focuses on step by step designs. Our ambition is to present inexpensive project oriented DVDs that will fuel your own creativity.

See you soon!

-Lesley Moussette

 

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Any product we offer is also available by mailing your personal check or Money Order (do not send cash) to:

Lesley Moussette
939 Tower Place
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Wire Wrap Basics DVD

The Hands-On-Art-Workshop has taught hundreds of students. One of the most popular classes is WIRE WRAP.

This lesson in WIRE WRAP explains the tools used and all about the wire itself. Then it continues on to teach the basic technique of wrapping, adds the more advanced skill of linking and finally shows what to do with teardrops and briolettes. Each section contains an easily repeatable practice session to help you master these skills.

Learn how to use tools - not your fingers - which allows you to make small, controlled, tight wraps and professional looking work - especially usefull in making earrings and using thinner wire guages (i.e. silver, gold-filled or gold). True story: a woman called me and asked me to teach her since she reported that "her fingers keep bleeding" from trying to wire wrap with her fingers. This is supposed to be fun not deadly!

Lessons and skills are presented as if the student is looking at their own hands for easier learning.

 

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Wire Wrap II

Focus on Earrings

Building on the skills found in the popular Wire Wrap Basics it's time to move on to elements that make beaded wire work quicker, more sophisticated and imaginative.

Each section contains a repeatable practice session to help you master these skills.

The lesson culminates with making three earring designs that incorporate what has been learned.

Highlighted topics include: Using Chain, Tool tips, Decorative headpins, Briolettes, Decorative earring findings, Metal refining.

Running time: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Wire Wrap II, Focus on Earrings Dvd

Wire Wrap II

Focus On Earrings

INSTRUCTIONAL DVD

$25.00 - Credit Card or PayPal

(free shipping to USA, contact me for other destinations) 

BEAD BASICS

is the most comprehensive beading DVD on the market

Like all the other step by step DVDs presented by the Hands On Art Workshop, all the visuals are close in and as if the student is looking at their own hands. This makes learning easier than watching a teacher sitting across from the student.

First, there is an overview of tools and supplies needed then each major beading decipline is taught: stringing, knotting and loom/off-loom. There are invaluable skills presented ranging from how to use a beading board to putting on the clasps.

Learn stringing techniques using: Soft Flex® beading wire, stretch, wire coils and leather cord. Discover the way to knot silk with professional results. Then, use threads and seed beads for looming and basic off-loom stitches.

To help you master it all, each skill is followed by a repeatable practice session.

Length: 2hrs 28mins, 3 disc set.

WIRE WRAP BASICS

INSTRUCTIONAL DVD

$35.00 - Credit Card or PayPal

(free shipping to USA, contact me for other destinations) 

 

 

 

 

Bead Basics Preview on YouTube.com

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJA3UnIebs

 

BEAD  BASICS

INSTRUCTIONAL DVD

$45.00 - Credit Card or PayPal

(free shipping to USA, contact me for other destinations) 

 

 

 

Bead Basics Dvd

 

 

 

 

As seen in "BEAD STYLE MAGAZINE" and"LAPIDARY JOURNAL"

HOLD-ON

$5.00 - Credit Card or PayPal

(free shipping to USA, contact me for other destinations)

 

 

Hold-On for Bead Stringing

 

 

Hold-On for Bead Stringing

Like extra hands when working with beading wire, silk and threads of all kinds. Keep your beads on without sticky residue of tape or useless clips. Reusable, non-toxic or staining. A new "must have" tool.

 

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