Libby  Caldwell

Libby began her love of jewelry design after attending a wholesale jewelry show in Franklin, NC with friends. This outing 16 years ago began a love and fascination for gems and minerals. Libby enrolled and attended her first class with William Holland in 2006 and has continued to expand her knowledge base through the years with classes in cabochon cutting, seed beading, beginning and advanced wire craft, stained glass, pottery, glass fusion. She also is proficient in basket weaving which she taught for many years at Gaston College. Teaching the elderly to string pearls and develop their own special designs has given Libby much pleasure over the years at a retirement community in Spartanburg, SC. While traveling to Jackson Hole Wyoming she found a love for Southwestern Jewelry which Libby then incorporated into her beading. When Libby is not designing special pieces, you will find her working for UNCThe Falls Pediatrics as Pediatric Nurse, in Granite Falls, NC.

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Beading I - Libby Caldwell
Students will learn the basics of string beading and knotting with the use of instructor’s tools. Students will learn how to incorporate different types, styles and sizes of beads into jewelry pieces. The class will specialize in western style necklace, bracelet and earring designs, we will also learn to string classic pearl necklaces. Students having a special focal piece they would like to add to their beaded project should bring them to class. A large selection of pearls, natural stones, crystals, spacers, pewter findings, stringing supplies, sterling, 14KGF, copper, and other metals, tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $45.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$300
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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