Wire Working

Intro to Wire (Beginner)

Learn the two basic forms of wire loops in this class: simple turned loops and coiled wire loops. We will discuss wire gauges, headpins, eyepins, earwires, and more! You will create a bracelet using simple loops to make beaded links and connect them together in a chain, then make a pretty pair of sterling silver earrings with the coiled loops technique. Click photo for larger image.

$40.00, 2 hrs. All materials included.

Dates: Sat. April 2, 12-2, Tues. April 5, 6-8

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Wire Rings

Using wire and beads you will create unique rings in this fun, fast, and easy class. You will make one ring using a focal bead and one ring using several smaller beads. Be amazed at how many different looks you can create with this simple technique. Click photo for larger image.

Instructor: Aimee Leang

$35.00, 2 hrs. Materials not included.

Date: Sat. April 16, 11-1

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Cages, Coils, and Spirals (Intermediate)

Learn to make fancy headpins, cage a bead in a spiral, and create your own earwires! You will create one pair of unique earrings from start to finish in this fun and fabulous class. Click photo for larger image.

Instructor: Karen Bailey

Pre-requisite: Intro to Wire or equivalent experience

$35, 2 hrs, Materials included (craft wire will be used in class, Sterling or Gold filled wire sold separately.)

Dates: Sat. April 2, 2:30-4:30

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Hammered Hoop Earrings (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate)

Use wire wrapping and shaping techniques to make a pair of classic hoop earrings that neveer go out of style! You will form the hoops in round wire, then learn to hammer them to add strength and a decortive element. To finish them off, you will add a pretty bead of your choice to dangle from them. Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Aimee Leang

Pre-requisite: Intro to Wire or Coiled Wire Loops.

$30, 1.5hrs, Materials not included.

Date: Sat. April, 16, 4:30-6

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Intro to Viking Knit (Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate)

Learn the fundamentals of this ancient wire weaving technique using Stephanie Eddy’s Lazee Daizee� Viking Knit tool. How to start and finish are demystified with this time-saving tool! The weave itself is what we’ll focus on, getting you comfortable with the process. You may not finish a project in class, but several project ideas and finishing techniques will be presented for you. Click on phot for larger image.

Instructor: Karen Bailey

$40, 3 hrs, Materials & Viking Knit tool not included.

Dates: Sat. March 26, 3-6, Sat. April 30, 12-3

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Chunkadellic Bracelet

Have fun making a chunky wire wrapped bangle. This project is easier to make than it looks. You can also use a variety of stone chips and nuggets as long as they fit through 20g wire. You’ll also need a medium sized focal point bead for the center that will be embellished with more chips. A great way to expand your wire wrapping knowledge. Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Aimee Leang

Prerequisite: Wire Wrapped Loops.

$35, 2 1/2hrs, Materials not included.

Dates: Sat. Feb. 26, 11-1, Sat. March 26, 3-5

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Cage A Cabochon with Square Wire (Intermediate/Advanced)

This class teaches you how to decoratively encase a cabochon with square wire. You will learn how to bend and shape the wire against a flat backed stone with no drill holes to permanently “cage” it and create a beautiful pendant. This class is recommended for intermediate to advanced skill levels. Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Aimee Leang

Pre-requisite: Intro to Wire or Coiled Wire Loops

$35, 3 hrs. Materials not included

Date: Sat. March 26, 11-2

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Classic Wire Wrapped Cabochon Ring

Get the satisfaction of completing this gorgeous ring using only wire and a few tools. You will learn how to use different gauges of wire to set a cab in a crisp and clean cradle of wire. Students should have taken at least one previous wire working class. Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Kat Wisniewski (www.elementalartjewelry.com)

$60, 3 hrs, Materials included: your choice of Sterling or Copper wire, Semi-precious cabochon, masking tape, and full-color instructions.

Dates: Sat. April 16, 11-2

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Dazzling Crystal Ring

Add some bling to your wardrobe with our dazzling Swarovski crystal cluster ring. In this class you will learn how to make a wire band which will be the base for your cluster. Then embellish the ring with your choice of crystals. This makes for a stunning cocktail ring which is sure to get you tons of compliments. Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Aimee Leang

Pre-requisite: wire wrapped loops

$35, 2hrs, Materials not included.

Dates: Sat. Feb. 26, 4-6, Sat. April 16, 2-4

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Crystal Zig-Zag Bracelet

Using two different gauges of wire and some different sized beads, you will create a simple sparkly crystal bracelet to wear alone or stack with others! Play with colors and textures or incorporate soft pearls with bright crystals for a gorgeous effect! Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Kate Crofford

$30, 1.5 hrs Materials not included.

Dates: Tues. March 22, 6:30-8, Fri. April 1, 6:30-8, Sat. April 23, 1-2:30

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***NEW*** 5 Petal Floral Pendant

A beautifully simple floral design with a beaded center and beaded accents. Students will learn how to shape wire into this pattern and hammering techniques to flatten the outer petals. Choose from sterling or copper. Students must provide their own 5 center beads (smaller than 6mm) and coordinating 5 pcs. 3mm crystals for accents.

Instructor: Kat Wisniewski

$40.00, 2.5 hrs., Wire included.

Dates: Sat. Mar. 26, 3-5:30 pm

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***NEW*** Rampant Menagerie Wire Ring

A luscious assembly of elegantly displayed beads, sit atop a firm decorative ring band. You will learn how to create a stable ring band, while wrapping it with half-round wire. You will also learn how to form a cluster of beads on top, while also incorporating swirls and coils. Students may choose copper or sterling for the base of their project. Students must provide their own assortment of about 25 beads all smaller than 6mm.

Instructor: Kat Wisniewski

$50, 3 hours, Wire included.

Dates: Sat. Apr. 23, 2:30-5:30

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***NEW*** Simple Sparkly Cuff

Using 16 or 18 gauge wire, you’ll create a simple cuff bracelet embellished with 4mm Swarovski crystals. Perfect for stacking! We will coil, hammer, and make spirals in class.

Instructor: Kate Crofford

$30, 1.5 hr, Materials not included.

Dates: Sat. Apr. 2, 2:30-4, Tues. Apr. 19, 6:30-8

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***NEW*** Dreamweaver Pendant (Intermediate)

Learn to make a free-hand frame from heavy-gauge wire and embellish it with many beads and thinner wire. The result can be a delicate spiderweb or dreamcatcher-like pendant or a tapestry of stones and sparkle! You will hammer, coil, and weave your way to new wire techniques.

Pre-requisite: Intro to wire, wire rings, or equivalent experience

Instructor: Kate Crofford

$40, 2.5 hrs, Materials not included

Dates: Sat. Apr. 9, 3-5:30

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***NEW*** Scrolls & Spirals Pendant (Intermediate)

Make a lovely filigree-look pendant weaving wire together and embellish with beads of your choice! You will be connecting small pieces of wire, and working with some finer gauges. Please bring any magnification you need, and regular wire-working experience highly recommended.

Instructor: Kate Crofford

$40, 2.5 hrs, Materials not included.

Dates: Thurs. Apr. 21, 6-8:30

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Wire Waves Bracelet (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate)

Embellish a wavy base of 16 gauge wire with 6-8 mm beads to make a fun cuff-like bracelet. You will learn to use a mandrel to shape your wire, how to embellish larger-gauge wire with thinner wire, and how to make a hook and eye clasp in this fun lesson. Intro to Wire or Coiled Wire Loops class is recommended before taking this class.

Instructor: Kate Crofford

$35, 2 hrs, Materials not included

Dates: Fri. Apr. 22, 6-8

 April 22