This class unlocks a whole new chapter of creating handcrafted jewelry by discussing the techniques of wireworking for creating jewelry of all types and styles. Students will learn how to shape and manipulate different sized jewelry wire to design creative components including custom headpins for earrings and decorative links for bracelets and necklaces. Students will gain experience working with pliers to craft unique dangles and secure links using pliers, essential jewelry findings, artistic wire, and captivating beads. Class time will incorporate both guided instruction and free time for students to work at their own pace. Jewelers will walk away from this class with both a new collection of amazing handcrafted pieces and the knowledge to keep crafting more unique jewelry for years to come!
Students will be provided with the tools and a selection of bead materials for the class, however they are also encouraged to bring in their own beads or any old beadwork jewelry of their own that can be repurposed into something new and beautiful if they so choose.
Class fees are per person.
Class is limited to 8 Students. Masks are optional for vaccinated participants.
Introductory Wireworking for Jewelry Designs - Thursday 9/16 5PM - 6:30PM
My passion for jewelry making began as a hobby as a teenager, looking to create pieces that couldn’t be found in any store and could tell a story about who I am as an individual. What began as creating colorful beads with polymer clay transformed into a business of crafting intricate pieces utilizing a wide variety of materials and techniques for stringing, wireworking, beadweaving, and more.
For nearly a decade, I have been able to share my joy for jewelry making both through my one-of-a-kind designs sold through local artisan festivals and e-commerce, and also by teaching students of all ages how to unlock the power of jewelry making within themselves. It is my goal to support growing jewelers how to create strong and unique pieces of jewelry that bring the joy of this art into their lives.
All class fees are non-refundable except in the case of class cancellation due to severe weather or instructor illness.
A credit for a reschedule may be available at the discretion of the instructor and only up to 10 days before the scheduled date of the class.