B E A D  S O C I E T Y  O F  N M

Design, Color, Shape, Balance and Texture

  • 14 Aug 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Creativity Warehouse (1950 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, ABQ, NM)


  • Only one seat left in the class. Selection will be made between instructor and student.

Registration is closed

Design, Color, Shape, Balance and Texture

Gemstone Properties

Jewelry Project - Multi Strand Convertible Neck Piece

Instructor: Anik Malm

class fee: $45

kit fee: $55

(limited number of additional kits will be made available for purchase)

SS – Sterling Silvers

4 strands round Beads in various sizes from 6mm-10mm 

1 strand 4mm round beads coordinated.

2 strands accent beads in project coordinating color of different and interesting shapes

4 large Focal coordinating beads.

40-60 various SS Spacers, bead caps and filler beads coordinated in sizes

1 decorative SS 4 Strand Clasp with extender chain

12-16 SS 2 x 2 Crimps

3 yards Soft Flex Extreme .925 SS Beading Wire

8 SS Medium to Large Lobster Claw Clasps

8 Closed SS Jump Rings – 5mm to 7mm

8 Closed SS Jump Rings – 6mm to 8mm

8 Open SS Jump Rings – 4mm to 5mm

SS Hallmark

Optional: 8 SS Crimp Covers

8 SS Wire Guards

Gemstone and Metal “Meaning and Properties” Cards

Students to bring their tools (or purchase tool kit listed below): 
Needle Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers
Round Nosed Pliers
Flush Cutters
Crimping Pliers
Beading Mat
Design Board
Notebook and Pen for taking notes.

    Location is in a strip mall with easy pull up and parking.

    It is located on Juan Tabo between Menaul and Indian School


    The emphasis of this class will be how Design, Color, Shape, Balance and Texture all play an important role in jewelry making as well as the meaning of the gemstones.  

    Anik will teach basic knowledge in these necessary elements and how they can make a huge difference in the outcome of your jewelry pieces. 

    This class is for everyone, whether you are a seasoned Jewelry Maker or just beginning.  Everyone and all levels are welcome…… BSNM members and prospective members alike. 

    For the beginners, Anik will be offering for purchase a tool and supply kit at her wholesale prices for those of you who want to get started but don’t yet have the supplies and tools. 

    Anik has a successful ecommerce and retail business, so naturally the class will tend to lean toward successful selling of your jewelry pieces but is certainly not the focus. The class is for everyone, whether you sell your pieces or keep them for yourself.

    We will be making a Multi Strand Convertible Neck Piece.  One of Anik’s best sellers.  You will have a choice of the Main color:  Please specify your Main color choice at Registration.

    As well, Anik will be making available additional kits to take home.

    The project will consist of 3-4 strands that can be easily converted to single strand, 2, 3 or 4 strands.

    It will be on a Saturday late afternoon with 4 hours packed with instruction and fun. Anik always makes It festive with refreshments and door prizes. She will also have some select pieces of her work on display and available for purchase at special pricing and discounts for the evening.


    Over the years, Anik has used many different brands of jewelry making tools from budget tools to the most expensive on the market.  Hands down she highly recommends Xuron tools for many reasons she will likely explain in class. 

    Xuron Tool Kit: Complete $127 (Wholesale Prices)

    A La Carte also available

    Needle Nose $15

    Flat Nose $17

    Bent Nose $24

    Round Nose $20

    Flush Cutter $13

    Crimping Pliers $20

    Beading Mat $8

    Design Board $10

    Individual tools and kits can be purchased at class.  Supplies will be limited.

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