Group includes anyone interested in the activities, courses, scheduling of classes, special workshops,and events of the CENTER FOR BEADWORK JEWELRY ARTS, in Nashville, Tennessee. Members of this e-group receive periodic newsletters and announcements from CBJA.
For a current SCHEDULE/CALENDAR, click the link (top left) for MESSAGES and review the lastest weekly schedule announcement.
Members of this group receive a Craftsperson Discount at Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville, TN, as well as occasional discount coupons from them.
The CENTER FOR BEADWORK JEWELRY ARTS is committed to the teaching of beadwork and jewelry-making from a skills-development and -applications approach. CBJA is a different kind of school. At other places and programs, beading and jewelry making classes are taught from a craft tradition -- they provide a set of specific steps to complete a specific project. At CBJA, we teach classes developmentally, with attention paid towards learning a hierarchy of skills and how they are interrelated. Students are taught how to make choices about what to include and what not to include in their projects.
CBJA offers courses, for all levels of beaders and jewelry-makers, in:
- Bead Stringing, including attaching clasps and pearl knotting
- Bead Weaving, including peyote, loom, ndbele, right angle weave, brick
- Art Craft as a Business
- Color, Jewelry Design
- Silver Smithing
To participate on-line with our advanced study group, go to Yahoo Bead Study Group
To participate with our blog - Learn To Bead
To register for The Designers Gazette quarterly newsletter:
Land of Odds Yahoo Group