Basic Wire Wrapping
This class is a must if you are ready to open yourself up to a whole new world of beading. You will learn to link beads together using a 22g wire and a set of pliers. Once you have mastered this technique you’ll know how to make earrings, attach pendants and dangle beads from your jewelry.
This chunky bangle is an eye catcher! Handmade wire beads and a combination of metal and color make this a go to bangle for all occasions. You will learn how to use the coiling gizmo and various techniques for the wire beads.
Byzantine is an ancient pattern for weaving chain and an excellent starting point for learning chain maille. Using jump rings you can create this beautiful "chain" bracelet in one afternoon. You can experiment with different color of jump rings to make a cool two tone bracelet.
Charming Links Bracelet
In this wire working class, you will a couple of different techniques. Such as: Combining textures & Depth and Charms (using different gauges of wire). Bring your creativity!!
Learn how to safely use your Dremel to drill stones, seaglass, glass and ceramics in this introduction to drilling. This class is learning a technique and not necessarily making these earrings.
You'll be learning different designs of wire earrings that you won't be able to pick your favorite! Using wire and beads these earrings will be long lasting and durable besides of being great gifts for friends and family.
Embellished Coil Briolette Earrings
These dangle earrings are constructed and finished to give a very professional appearance with a little sparkle. In this project you will start to link and combine simple elements to generate more complex forms using the 'Deluxe Coiling Gizmo'.
Embellished Fiber Beads
Learn how to make these lovely fiber beads using a variety of yarns, ribbons and fibers. Then embellish them with wire, beads, crystals or whatever beauties you have in your stash.
Embossed Holiday Ornament
It's Back! Last years popular Holiday ornament class is back with new patterns for an angel or Christmas tree as well as last years birdie. In this class you'll learn how to rivet, emboss and paint metal! You'll also receive supplies to complete one ornament of your choice excluding embellishing beads.
Riveting and wire wrapping will be a part of learning how to make this whimsical bangle and the best part is you will leave with a finished bracelet! We have a good supply of fairy ribbon and beads to help you make this magical little bracelet.
Fine Silver Fusing
In this class you will learn the basics of fusing. This technique will allow you to create your own chains and components to add some "fun" to your projects. This is a fun and simple technique that can be done safely and quickly. No soldering or harsh chemicals! Just instant gratification! The techniques we cover in class are: How to set a safe and productive workstation, cut nicely, flush jump rings, fuse and link rings together (making a chain), and texture and shaping your fused rings.
Learn how to make several links that can be joined into a bracelet. Egyptian coil, love knot, spiral, coil and twisted coil. You will aslo learn how to make 3 different closers. You will be able to finish one bracelet. (except for the Egyptian coil)
Loopy Bezel Pendant
Discover the fun making this beautiful loopy bezel, with a twist of embellishment giving the pendant a delicate weave look. This is the perfect project you would like to do again and again. You will learn how to use "The thing-a-majig tool. You will gain confidence in bending and wrapping the wire almost like sewing. You'll end up with a luminescent pendant to be proud of.
Pro-coiling Gizmo Workshop
In this class you will learn how to use the pro-coiling gizmo to make fancy twisted wire, "caterpillar" beads and coiled beads. You will also learn how to copper solder a twisted wire circle to cute little hoop(or big hoops!) Then add a bead in the center.
Queen for a Day Tiara
Anyone can be a “Queen for a Day” with a simple yet elegant tiara! In this class we will make a tiara with embellishments. We will use a wire wrapping technique to attach beads to a metal tiara headband. These sample pictures display Swarovski crystals, pearls, fire-polish beads, and 24g silver plated wire. This is a great gift idea for all those future mini queens!
Learn how to set rivets to connect metal to metal. We will learn how to use metal tubing, wire, eyelets, and nail rivets. Bring your jewelry making to the next level! Instructor will supply scrap metal to practice on.
Optional supply list: sheet metal, 24 or 26 guage, chasing hammer, file, bead reamer and whatever holepunch you may have.
Rosary/ Beaded Chain Class
In this class you will learn how to construct a rosary or make a beaded chain which can be used as a necklace or several wrapped bracelet. I love using semi-precious stones to create both but you can use any bead you like including Swarovski crystals and pearls, Czech glass etc. You will need the ONE STEP LOOPER tool for this class which will be available at our store.
Tree of Life Pendant
This lovely pendant is made using wire and beads. You use a simple wire wrapping technique to create the tree, its branches and the ring on which they are placed. The silver sample was made for my mother. I used colored crystals that represented birth months of my mom and dad, all their children, grandchildren and in-laws. It makes it so personal. This is one of my mom’s favorite pieces. This pendant makes a great Mother’s Day gift.