In my experience, it's very helpful to take classes even if they don't look
particularly interesting. You can always learn a technique or get an idea
to use as your own. I started out as a stringer, and you can certainly make
lots of lovely things just stringing. But there's a whole other world out
there in beading. You can take techniques from one style to use together
with others and create your own message. You may find, as I did, that the
more you know about beading, the more you want to know and the more you love
You can learn useful things from even the most inarticulate teacher. Be
patient with yourself, be open, and have fun!
> Hi all, I love making bracelets and necklaces and buying beads in general
> LOL! but I'm just a stringer, and I put things together the way I think
> look good. But the local bead shop has jewelry making classes, and I was
> wondering if any of y'all had taken classes to help your beading habit,
> if you had a good experience or not?