"Bead & Wrap Bracelet" Thursday May 11, 2023 10:00am - 1:00pm
You will choose from a variety of 8mm Cloisonne beads to make this one-of-a-kind stunning bracelet. The detail in the wire wrapping is so captivating and impressive.
"Bead & Wrap Bracelet"
Instructor: Sue West
Date: Thursday May 11, 2023
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Skill Level: All Levels
Age Limit: 14 and Over
Maximum Class Size: 6
Class Fee: $75.00
Kit Fee: Included in class fee
About Your Instructor:
Sue West's credentials are impeccable. Sue has been teaching wire wrapping for 17 years and has been schooled at William Holland. She has taught at many local galleries. We are so proud to have her teaching here at SAS by Design Studio.
Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making jewelry. ... Using sterling silver, copper, brass or even a combination of all three wires, you can begin to wrap, bend, loop the wire into decorative shape. With this process you can make beautiful earrings, pendants, bracelets and ring. The wonderful thing about Wire Wrapping is that with just a few pairs of pliers and some round, square or half round wire, you can begin creating unique pieces of wire-wrapped jewelry that you can give as gifts, keep for yourself or sell!
Cloisonne Beads are metal beads with thin wire strips soldered onto the bead surface to create a design. The remaining open area are then filled various colors of enamel creating a truly unique and beautiful bead.
You will choose from a variety of beautiful Cloisonne beads and Sue will teach you the art of wire wrapping combining beads and sterling silver wire… This bracelet is so elegant…
You will Learn:
Wire wrapping skills, determine what wire is appropriate for each step, how to measure wire for appropriately sized bracelet, clean wire, twist wire, form closures (hook and eye), assemble wire to form a bracelet, wrap the bracelet with large Cloisonne beads, forming using a bracelet mandrel, filing, and finishing. You will learn what tools to use, how to work with wire, What size of wire works best. and how to bend and shape the wire. You will learn to evenly and uniformly space wire and beads and tighten your wrap, to keep the wire kink free, and how to keep your wire wrap straight, keep your wrap tight, and how to use wire to enhance your beautiful, elegant bracelet.
Wire wrapping, appropriate for each step, measure wire for bracelet size, clean wire, twist wire, form hook and eye closures, how to use half round and square wire, assemble wire, form a bracelet, wrap the bracelet, add tiny beads, use a bracelet mandrel, filing, and finishing. What tools to use, work with wire, size of wire to use, bend and shape the wire, evenly and uniformly space wire, tighten your wrap, keep wire kink free, keep your wrap straight, keep wrap tight, and how to use wire to enhance a bracelet.
Kit to Include:
Everything needed to complete this project.
No experience necessary.
Tools to Bring:
None, You will use studio tools.
What to Wear:
Comfortable clothes. Apron, Latex gloves, safety glasses and mask will be provided if needed..
SAS by Design Studio
6170 Larkwood Ln
Long Beach, MS 39560
One seat per person per class. Space is limited so please do not bring any guests or children with you to class.
Classes will start on time.
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No refunds are provided if you cannot attend your scheduled class. You may send someone in your place if you let us know to expect them. We reserve the right to cancel a class at anytime. If that happens, for any reason, you will receive a full refund. In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class or give a full refund.