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Using wire and semi-precious stones and other materials, we'll learn to create jewelry components that can then be made into rings, pendants and earrings.
Using a heating element and solder, we will learn how to enclose images between glass to create pendants and other jewelry. You are welcome to bring your own little (1" x1" or smaller) images to create highly personalized pieces!
You'll have fun learning about wire and how to wrap and twist it, using simple techniques, into finished rings.
Learn how easy it can be to fashion your own ear wires. And truly make your creations uniquely your own. We will practice new skills with craft wire and then perfect two pairs with sterling material.
Together we will explore many options for redefining metal rings, including hammering, texturing and making our own. We will work with and learn about various types of materials, and how they respond to opaque ink patinas. Transforming our rings into jewelry will be fun. You can choose your necklace style, bib-style or long.
Working with various gauges of wire, we will create a coil frame and then weave with wire and your choice from a collection of beads to create work you will then transform into a piece of jewelry. Your creation can become a pendant, pin or even an earring! You may chose from silver, gold or copper color materials.
You will design a stunning pendant, starting with the coiled creation of a coiled frame, and then adding wire and beads. We will practice with craft wire, and then move on to sterling materials to create our pendant. In this class, you will learn how to coil and wrap wire, as well as how to attach a clasp. Material costs are $25 for sterling or $15 for copper or brass. Weds., 1/22, 10-noon
Bring your favorite stones, sea glass or othr baubles to class where we will use a variety of methods and materials to wire wrap them. (Don't fear.. if you don't have any, there are plenty to choose from at the store). From simple to ornate.. craft wire to silver. You'll have a chance to use your imagination and creativity and end the class with wearable art! Skill level: intermediate Price includes a $20 materials fee for sterling silver or $25 for gold-filled wire.