Hand Made Wire Jewelry!
Instructor: Susan Mast Website: https://www.facebook.com/BlackHorseStudios/photos_stream
Learn to to make your own artistic earwires, clasps, connectors, and pendant bails.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about making wire jewelry components. This is a beginners level course and will start with a discussion of wire, learning about hardness and gauge – what works best for different jewelry components. Participants will learn how to work harden and finish their pieces too. From there, participants will learn to create some basic wire shapes and how these can translate into beautiful jewelry components. Projects will include creating simple ear wires, creating dangles to hang from the ear wire and hammered wire earrings. Students may also wish to create a simple ring or shawl pin from copper wire and experiment with creating custom made jewelry components such as closures, connectors and headpins.
We encourage your to bring a three-ring notebook or binder for storing notes and creating and storing your designs.
Some tools will be available however it will be helpful, if you have on hand, to bring:
• Round nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
Artistic wire and copper wire will be used during the class and will be provided as part of the course fee. Some beads and charms will be available however, you are encouraged to bring your own to make your creations.
Times: 1:00 until 4:00
Cost: Members: $ 60 Non-Members: $ 75
Basic supplies provided. Charges for additional supplies will be at cost according to the amounts used.
Implements & appliances will be provided for use during the workshop. Materials & supplies are available at a minimum cost for the amounts and types used.