Dot  Kasper

Dot has a true love of beads and their history. She enjoys sharing this enthusiasm with her students, friends, and family. The Kasper family spent many vacations mining for gems, learning how to identify, and make them into jewelry. She started classes in the early 1980s. The rockhound logo, "Each one, teach one" lead to teaching at Wildacres and then to adventures at a new workshop in North GA. Mts. Dot is the proud owner of a William Holland Golden Hammer. Dot strings pearls professionally and sells beading supplies, rocks, fossils, and jewelry designed and crafted by the family in her shop. She has taught classes for SFMS, Elderhostel, Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society, private classes in her hometown, Atlanta, and her favorite place, William Holland School of Lapidary Arts.

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Beading I - Dot Kasper
Using natural stone beads and pearls, Dot teaches the basics of bead stringing. You will learn to knot using silk as first choice; select proper thread/wire size; as well as implementing different methods of closure including bead tips, continuous, French coil, cones, and crimp beads. Learn techniques as you lay out and design. Students work on their own creations and at their own pace. Choose from a large selection of natural stone beads, pearls, other natural materials, crystal and glass beads, sterling silver, 14KGF, copper, and other metals. Beads, tools and all supplies needed may be purchased from the instructor. Restring your pearls.  Cost of class will depend on student purchases.  Prepare for fun!

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $50-$300
Prerequisites: None

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