Beading – Dot Kasper

William Holland – June 9-14, 2019

In this class we will be working with natural gemstone beads, freshwater pearls, crystal and other glass beads accented with sterling silver, 14k gold filled, copper, pewter, and other metals and materials. We will learn the basics of bead stringing including knotting between beads using silk thread, different methods of closure and also stringing necklaces with flexible wire and crimps.

Basic fee is $0

Estimated Materials Cost $100 – $200

Prerequisites: none

Dot Kasper Bio- 

Dot has a true love of beads and their history. She enjoys sharing this enthusiasm with her students, friends, and family. The Kasper family spent many vacations mining for gems, learning how to identify, and make them into jewelry. She started classes in the early 1980s. The rockhound logo, “Each one, teach one” lead to teaching at Wildacres and then to adventures at a new workshop in North GA. Mts. Dot is the proud owner of a William Holland Golden Hammer. Dot strings pearls professionally and sells beading supplies, rocks, fossils, and jewelry designed and crafted by the family in her shop. She has taught classes for SFMS, Elderhostel, Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society, private classes in her hometown, Atlanta, and her favorite place, William Holland School of Lapidary Arts.