Lesson 3: The Cluster


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[one_half_last]Ever wondered how some people can design very contemporary jewelry so easily?


This lesson will:

  • Uncover one of the secrets to super contemporary AND vintage design in one swoop
  • Teach you how to use simple modules to form much more intricate work
  • Understand a very powerful and often misunderstood Design technique


Learn to design intricate, organic designs even if you are not an advanced designer

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Tools and Materials:

Blank Journal or lots of loose sketching paper Small blank index cards (optional) Tracing paper (optional) Sharpie pen or Pencil

More Info:

Pages: 23

Steps: 18

Requirements: You must be comfortable drawing, sketching or doodling.

For best results, you must be comfortable with one or more jewelry making techniques which allow "shape forming", for example silversmithing, metal clay, wire-wrapping, sculptural seadbeading, glass.



What people said:

Cluster what? When I started this lesson, I wasn't sure why in the world I would want to use one. I had made a couple of cluster type rings for my daughter and grand daughter but wasn't all that crazy about them.

I am a person who works like "less" is more. I like clean simple lines, mot a lot of beadwork and plain design. As I worked through the principals of cluster design, I realized that I DID need this lesson. Even with clay and resin, there would be times when I would want charms or beads or metal shavings or gears to cluster together and I could use the principles in this design to make my own piece look better. So cool! Posted by SJ via JewelryLessons.com