"Cloisonne Earrings" Thursday May 26, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm
In this class you will design a pair of Cloisonne bead earrings. Using sterling silver, 8mm beads, texture and flatten some of the wire and the swirls are raised which gives the earrings a two dimensional look. You will choose your bead from a variety of stunning beads. These earrings would go beautifully with the "Bead & Wrap Bracelet" offered on May 28, 2022.
Instructor: Sue West
Date: Thursday May 26, 2022
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Skill Level: All Levels
Age Limit: 14 and Over
Maximum Class Size: 7
Class Fee: $65.00
Kit Fee: Included in class fee
About Your Instructor:
Sue West is our newest teacher and her 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 8mm Cloisonne beads to make these amazing earrings. The detail in the wire wrapping is so impressive, with the texture, two dimensional look, you will love making these earrings. These earrings would go beautifully with the "Bead & Wrap Bracelet" offered on May 28, 2022
You will Learn:
Design, attach Cloisonne beads to earrings, how to make curls with wire, make ear-wires, use a hammer and bench block to texture the wire, determine what wire is appropriate for each step, how to determine correct amount of wire to make earrings, how to clean wire, twist wire, assemble wire to form earrings, filing, and finishing. You will learn what tools to use, how to work with wire, size of wire to use and how to bend and shape the wire. You will learn to evenly and uniformly space wire, and how to use wire to enhance your beautiful earrings.
Design, attach Cloisonne beads, curl wire, make ear-wires, use a hammer and bench block to texture, determine what wire is appropriate for each step, determine correct amount of wire to make earrings, clean wire, twist wire, assemble wire to form earrings, filing, and finishing. what tools to use, how to work with wire, size of wire to use and how to bend and shape the wire. You will learn to evenly and uniformly space wire, how to use wire to enhance your beautiful earrings and make ear-wires.
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.