Introduction to Artisanal Jewelry

A course by Caralarga
craft jewelery. Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
On Domestika since 04/07/2018
, craft jewelery

Learn basic techniques to create contemporary pieces of jewelry with natural fibres

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 81% Positive reviews (224)
  • 4117 students
Introduction to Artisanal Jewelry

Learn basic techniques to create contemporary pieces of jewelry with natural fibres


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 81% Positive reviews (224)
  • 4117 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 11 Lessons (1h 3m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Ana Holschneider and María del Socorro Gasca are the founders of Caralarga, a high quality artisan jewelry workshop with which they seek to highlight the natural characteristics of the materials they use and increase the value of manual work. It is a textile design and production project whose main production line is jewelery, although they also produce clothing and decoration pieces of medium and large format.

In this course you will learn the basic artisan techniques to create contemporary style textile jewelry. Ana and Soco will teach you how to take advantage of local materials, accentuating and highlighting the characteristics of textile and natural fibers; next to them you will discover weaving techniques, moorings and closures that will allow you to create sober and elegant pieces from scratch.

This is a basic course on textile jewelry in which you will learn elementary techniques to create simple pieces of contemporary style. If you want to take your first steps in this fantastic world this is your course.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials, fabrics and basic closures
  • U3
    U3. Final Samples: Cobra, Warrior and Aguamala
  • U4
    U4. Packaging and use of material
  • FP
    FP Final project
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First you will meet Ana and Soco, the founders of Caralarga, and they will talk to you about how they started their line of high quality artisan jewelry. In addition, they will show you some of the pieces and themes that inspire them the most when creating and they will tell you everything you need to know about cotton yarn and sansevieria fiber, two of the most used materials in their workshop.

Next you will discover the necessary tools to work and perform a series of exercises that will help you to make the basic fabric that you will use in the assembly of the pieces (straight line, double line and the U-shaped assembly), you will also learn to add closures and moorings (such as buttonhole closure, slipknot and Franciscan knot).

Once you have mastered all these essential techniques, you will get down to work to create your first pieces of textile jewelry: a necklace, a bracelet and some earrings or earrings.

To finish Ana and Soco will show you some of their secrets to take advantage of the leftover materials of jewelry making and they will give you some tips to turn them into accessories or incorporate them into the packaging of your products once they are finished.

What is this course's project?

You will make a necklace, a bracelet and some earrings or earrings made from textile fibers.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Fashion designers, artisans and anyone interested in taking their first steps in the world of textile jewelry to create unique pieces from vegetable fibers.

What you need

You do not need any prior knowledge to complete the course, as the members of Caralarga will show you the entire process of creating the pieces of jewelry from scratch.

The materials you will use to create your jewelry are very easy to find in specialized stores and online; you will need: waxed thread, cotton cord, pearls or wooden beads, hooks for earrings or earrings and craft paper.


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Caralarga

A course by Caralarga

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craft jewelery

Although the DNA of Caralarga is 100% Mexican, the germ of the idea behind this craft jewelry workshop begins in Hong Kong when Ana Holschneider, one of its founders, discovered the potential of the traditional crafts of her land. Once back in Mexico he met María del Socorro Gasca, a craftswoman from Querétaro with knowledge in jewelry making, with whom she founded what is now Caralarga.

Through their designs, these two Mexican women seek to preserve the essence of natural materials by transforming them into high quality handmade jewelry and contemporary designs.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • Introduction to natural fibers
  • U2

    Materials, fabrics and basic closures

    • Materials and tools necessary for the course
    • Weaving and basic forms of armed
    • Closures and basic knots
  • U3

    Final Samples: Cobra, Warrior and Aguamala

    • Cobra (bracelet)
    • Warrior (earrings)
    • Aguamala (necklace)
  • U4

    Packaging and use of material

    • Philosophy of recycling and use of material
    • Packing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Artisan techniques of textile jewelry

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Introduction to Artisanal Jewelry. A Craft course by Caralarga

Introduction to Artisanal Jewelry

A course by Caralarga
craft jewelery. Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
On Domestika since 04/07/2018
  • 81% Positive reviews (224)
  • 4117 students