Workshops

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Intermediate
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Prong-Set Stone Pendant

Advanced 6-7 hour class

In this workshop students will learn to make a wire woven pronged setting for a flat stone.  Instructions will cover how to determine the best prong position, how to measure wire for the right prong height and working with square wire. Students will also learn a blended weave bail design.

Wire-Wrapped 3-Stone Pendant

Advanced 6-7 Hour Class

Expand your wire skills, as you build this beautifully unique pendant.  The class will focus on learning 3 distinctive techniques for setting three differently shaped stones within the wire wrap. Student will use several weaving, wrapping and coiling techniques to frame the stones. 

Layered Wire-Woven Pendant

Intermediate/Advanced 6-7 Hour Class

Learn several wire-weaving techniques as you craft this graceful free-form pendant.  Students will work on basic to intermediate weaving skills including over-under and over-over weaves as well as hand and tool wire shaping and manipulation techniques.

Students will learn two main weaves.  Focus will be on controlling wire tension and uniform spacing resulting in even and consistent weaves.

Byzantine Ring

Advanced 6-7 Hour Class

Expand and refine your wire skills as you work on this antique-looking statement ring.  Make the base for the stones using simple soldering techniques, then shape and weave the wires to create the intricate design. 

 

Students will refresh their basic soldering skills, then will focus on learning how to shape and manipulate wires using the open wire frame as a base.  Students will also learn the blended-weave style of waving

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Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry
by Kaska Firor

Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry introduces the reader to basic through advanced wire weaving techniques.  Through a series of 20 beautiful jewelry projects--sequenced from easy to advanced--both beginners and experienced jewelry makers can gain a deep understanding of the techniques and design process.

Free 6-Page Tutorial 

Braided Wire Bracelet

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