Wire Wrap Jewellery Workshop
Time & Location
About the Event
Wire wrapping and weaving is great way to start or add to your jewellery making journey. Suitable for any skill level easy enough for beginners but with something to interest those who have already had a go at wire jewellery this is a great and full day class.
The workshop lasts from 10am to 4pm and we will have a break for lunch, please feel free to bring lunch from home as this is not provided but tea and coffee making facilities are. You can of course leave the workshop for lunch I just ask that you return promptly so we can start the afternoon session on time.
We start the day with a short description of the tools we will be using and any safety procedures. Then we move onto the fun part, ongoing demonstrations and help will guide you through at least five rings, a pair of earrings, a pendant and finally a bangle.
All materials will be provided for the items we will be making, we will mainly use copper however some silver will be used, beads and focal stones will be provided. Students will be given a DVD ring kit to take away with them at the end of the day. Other kits, material packs and tool kits are available to purchase if required.
It will be a very full day but an enjoyable one.
The things we will be making
5 Rings - 5 different rings with and without beads. We will make at least 5 rings and probably more most of the rings will be made from copper wire. Once everyone is comfortable with the sills involved, everyone will be supplied with sufficient solid sterling silver wire to create one ring in precious metal.
Stud Earrings - A little fiddly but worth it, we will make two pairs of stud earrings one practice pair in copper and then one pair of sterling silver earrings, there will be selection of beads to choose from.
The catfish pendant - This pendant is a super sweet way to hold a gemstone allowing all the beauty of the stone to be seen. It involves both wire wrapping and weaving and uses two different gauges of wire. We will be using copper wire and labradorite stones. After we have created the pendants I will demonstrate how to antique the pendant using liver of sulphur. I will also have a some appropriate copper chains with me to purchase if you wish.
Bangle - this is a copper and silver bangle, the one we will make might differ slightly from the image depending on the pattern strip I have at any given time. We will be using square wire in this piece that will be copper and half round wire that will be silver to give a really good look.
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