Pearl or Bead Stringing & Repair: Live Demonstration

March 16

Pearl or Bead Stringing & Repair: Live Demonstration


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $20

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: 7:00-8:00pm EST

Come learn how to string pearls or beads with silk thread and French wire the way a jeweler does it. Lauren will also show you how to repair broken strings of pearls or beads without totally restringing the entire piece. Professionally stringing pearls and beads ensures that the beads don’t wear against each other over time or scatter everywhere if the strand breaks like in the movies. This process requires very few tools or materials, making it accessible and easy for anybody to learn. Join in and freshen up your heirlooms or make new ones.

This demonstration will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Lauren Eckert

Lauren Eckert is a multimedia object maker, illustrator and art conservator from New Jersey. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as the Museum Arnhem in Amsterdam, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Form & Concept Gallery in Santa Fe, and Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton. She has received awards including a Shapeways Education Grant, and a Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference Student Scholarship in 2019. Her work has been included in the 2018 SNAG Jewelry and Metals Survey, Current Obsession’s series “SO MINT!” and Hyperallergic. Eckert attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia where she received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM. She is currently studying part-time at the Rowan College of South Jersey and Temple University.

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