Strength and happiness flow in steel wire paired up with gorgeous Kazuri beads. Handcrafting Kazuri beads provides employment opportunities for formerly economically disadvantaged members of Kenyan Society. Techniques shared will include shaping and forging steel while protecting beautiful beads.
Stones in the River
Create your own river. This piece was inspired by a walk along the River Liffey in Ireland. Surprising jigs will be used to shape and forge wire into spacer bars, coils, and a clasp. These will then be used with a mixture of river rock, hematite, glass beads, semi-precious stones, and mother of pearl to fashion a dramatic bracelet.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Learn a unique technique to create sturdy wire components with bead settings. Together these components can be used to create many different pieces of jewelry like multi-strand necklaces, bracelets, rings and best of all a drawstring locket. These components are fashioned on a surprising jig that will be yours to keep.
Exploring the use of unique and surprising jigs will get your creative juices going. These jigs will be used to form wire into stylish links of gleaming chain. Add crystals to the links for an exciting sparkle.
Beauty, strength and complexity describe us all and this necklace. In this class you will receive 2 jigs to keep. The complex becomes simple when we use these to weave ringlets and a toggle clasp.
Mesmerizing mandalas of wearable art created with sterling silver wire, mother of pearls beads, stone beads, and Japanese glass beads. The jig used to shape these buttons may surprise you.
Inspired by the ancient architecture of Japan this piece weaves an eye-catching net of Swarovski crystals, pearls, and wire. Using a surprising jig, students will learn to make their own spacer bars of wire which are then wired together as earrings or a pendant.
Whip up gleaming chain to feautre crystals and gorgeous Kazuir beads. The creation of Kazuri beads provides employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged memebers of Kenyan society. Learn to shape and forge wire while protecting precious beads.
Wire Weave Rings
Using a surprising jig, students will learn to weave their own 2, 3 and 4 hole spacer bars of wire. These spacer bars will then be fashioned with Swarovski crystals into 2 styles of stunning rings.