Sun, 07 Jul|
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre & Café
Wire Wrapping Workshop at Seamus Ennis Arts Center, Naul
This workshop will introduce you to the joys and beauty of wire wrapping and weaving. One day 8 pieces of jewellery!
Time & Location
07 Jul 2019, 10:00 – 16:00
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre & Café, Naul, Co. Dublin, Ireland
About the Event
Wire wrapping and weaving is great way to start or add to your jewellery making journey. A way of making jewellery that involves no soldering or glue and uses minimal tools.
The workshop is suitable for any skill level easy enough for beginners but with something to interest those who have already had a go at wire jewellery or those that wish to learn different techniques.
The workshop lasts from 10am to 4pm and we will have a break for lunch. Numbers will be limited to 8 people so that everyone gets plenty of attention. The pieces we will be making have been carefully designed to move you from skill to skill building throughout the day to give you an excellent basis from which to continue your jewellery making journey, whether that is just gifts for friends or starting your own business.
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 wire guild jewellery making kit (DVD & Materials value €35) to take away with them at the end of the day so they can continue to practice the skills learned. 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 images shown are what we will be making on the course.
Cost Per person is €95 not suitable for children.
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.
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.
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.
Seamus Ennis Wire Wrap