Workshop Calendar

Online Workshop

Sunday, April 18, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM Central

Fancy Bail for a Donut Bead Workshop

 

Learn several weaving and other wire techniques plus easy soldering and metal skills to create this intricate bail for a donut shaped bead. 


Kaska will share tips and tricks to form the large gauge wires into smooth bends and loops to fit within a small frame as well as ways to weave these wires in and out to create the interlocking wire design.

Zoom Workshop only $158

Workshop plus kit $232

Midwest Metalsmiths

St Louis, MO | July 24 - 25, 2021

Two-Day Introduction to Wire Weaving

Learn the basics of wire weaving and make several beautiful jewelry projects.

 

Details and registration opening in late April​

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts 

Young Harris, Georgia | August 29 - September 3, 2021

Wire Weaving I & II 


This class is for beginner to intermediate level students. Beginner students, who do not have any weaving or other wire experience, will start with 3 projects that will focus on basic weaving skills including looping, netting, basket weave, stitching, etc.  Students that already have some wire-waving skills will be given the choice of working with the beginners to sharpen their techniques, or they can work on one more advanced project. We will be working with copper, fine silver and sterling silver.  After the initial practice projects, each student will work on the projects of their choosing based on their skill level. A number of different kits will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own materials. Depending on the individual progress you can expect to make 4-7 projects. Lab fee covers supplies for the initial practice projects, practice wire and other consumables, such as use of torches, liver to sulfur, steel wool, etc. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools. To see examples of the kind of work we will be doing, please see workshop descriptions on this site.  Should you have any questions, contact me at kaska@designsbykaska.com.
Lab Fee: $200

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Mineral Point, WI | September 10 -12, 2021

Three days of Workshops from Easy to Advanced

 

  • Chandelier Earrings

  • Freeform Bead Ring

  • Freeform Woven Cuff

  • Maia Pendant

     

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William Holland School of Lapidary Arts 

Young Harris, Georgia | October 10 - 15, 2021

Wire Weaving I & II 


This class is for beginner to intermediate level students. Beginner students, who do not have any weaving or other wire experience, will start with 3 projects that will focus on basic weaving skills including looping, netting, basket weave, stitching, etc.  Students that already have some wire-waving skills will be given the choice of working with the beginners to sharpen their techniques, or they can work on one more advanced project. We will be working with copper, fine silver and sterling silver.  After the initial practice projects, each student will work on the projects of their choosing based on their skill level. A number of different kits will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own materials. Depending on the individual progress you can expect to make 4-7 projects. Lab fee covers supplies for the initial practice projects, practice wire and other consumables, such as use of torches, liver to sulfur, steel wool, etc. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools. To see examples of the kind of work we will be doing, please see workshop descriptions on this site.  Should you have any questions, contact me at kaska@designsbykaska.com.
Lab Fee: $200

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts 

Young Harris, Georgia

October 17 - 22, 2021

Wire Weaving II & III 

Co-instructor: Kat Firor Colque. In this workshop we will focus on intermediate to advanced wire weaving techniques such as layering of woven elements and multiple stone designs.  Those students that wish to stick to all wire techniques can do so.  Those wanting to mix it up a bit will learn basic soldering and other metal skills as we explore ways of combining wire weaving with hot and cold metal techniques.  You can expect to complete three to six projects. Lab fee covers all supplies for the first project, practice wire, soldering supplies, liver of sulfur, steel wool, etc. Kits for additional projects will be available for purchase from the instructors. You can also bring your own materials. The instructors will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools. To see examples of the kind of work we will be doing, you can see projects in our new book, Wire & Fire, and see workshop descriptions on this site Contact me with questions at kaska@designsbykaska.com.

 

Lab Fee:$250.00