Explore the science of wine chemistry with this elegant beaded molecule necklace, sure to create an instant conversation-starter addition to any ensemble! The Red Wine Chemistry necklace uses the new molecule stitch to combine sparkly Swarovski bicone crystals and bright Japanese seed beads together for the look of fine jewelry, and accurately models the 3D chemical structures of three of the many molecules found in red wine and other delightful beverages.
Students will learn the novel molecule stitch, and will use this stitch to weave Swarovski crystals and Japanese seed beads together to mimic each carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atom of three of the molecules found in red wine, as well as all the bonds between those atoms. Students will also learn how to weave a unique beaded bail for fun fruit-shaped accent beads, and will learn how to connect all these components together for a stunning necklace. The class will include a basic, accessible chemistry lesson from a Ph.D. biochemist, and will show how to use the molecule stitch to explore the chemical structures of many other beaded molecules.
Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable working with size 15° seed beads.
Skill level: Intermediate
Class length: 7 Hours