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Wire I - Sara Adams
[08/20]
This is a good, easy class for those who wish to advance their skills. Sara has given Wire I a new twist, she combines wire with beads. This class covers all the basics of wire wrapping. We will cover bracelets, rings, wrapping cabochons, how to do a beaded chain and much more. Lab fee covers enough wire, findings, cabochons and beads to complete about thirteen projects. We will be using sterling, gold-filled and copper wire. Cabochons, beads, etc. will be provided. You only need to bring a sweater, OptiVISOR (if needed) and a camera.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$170
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

 

Wire I - Sandra  Bergquist
[05/28, 10/08]
This course will present the most basic information about wire and provide the resources and projects necessary to allow you to steadily build the skills required to accomplish increasingly complex designs. If you want to take a course involving wire, but are concerned that it could be too hard, have been away from wire for an extended period, or just have questions about the basics of wire wrapping,  this is the class for you. Initial projects will include earrings, pendants and a ring. From that point, you will select  projects  from a  wide  variety  of  pendants,  rings, earrings and bracelets. Tools will be provided for class use; tools, cabochons and other supplies will also be available for purchase. You may bring your own tools, wire, cabochons, beads and other supplies. OptiVISOR or magnifying clipans are strongly recommended. Lab fee covers handouts and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire. If other metals are desired, sterling silver, silver-filled and gold-filled wire will be available for purchase. Total class cost will depend on current market prices of the materials selected. If you have questions about the course, contact Sandra at:slbergquist@cox.net

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $35-200
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

 

Wire I - Sandra  Bergquist
Wirecraft [05/21]
Do not know what a class in chain includes? Cannot decide if you want to spend your week doing only wire wrap? Are you confused by the terms wire sculpture and wire weaving? This class is an introduction to wire that addresses all of those issues and more by presenting basic information concerning chain and multiple wire working techniques. Once the basic techniques for both wire and chain have been presented, you will select projects and techniques that specifically appeal to you. At a minimum, five chainmaille patterns will be covered, as well as five wire-wrap projects including earrings, rings and pendants. Additional projects will be offered as time allows. Tools will be provided for class use; tools, cabochons and other supplies will also be available for purchase. You may bring your own tools, wire, cabochons, beads and other supplies. An OptiVISOR or magnifying clip-ans are strongly recommended. Lab fee covers handouts and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire. If other metals are desired, sterling silver, silver-filled and gold-filled wire will be available for purchase. Materials cost will depend on current market prices of the materials selected. If you have questions, contact Sandra at: slbergquist@cox.net

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $35-200
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

 

Wire I - Pat Brown
[04/30, 05/07, 07/09, 07/23, 08/27, 09/10, 09/24]
The class will teach the use of different wires, tools and techniques. The School provides basic tools for use in class. Printed materials and some copper practice wire are included in the lab fee, as well as use of the instructor's specialty tools. Additional materials costs will depend on supplies used, current market value of materials and the number of projects you make. Contact Pat at: pc.brown@comcast.net

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $50+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

Pat Brown

 

Wire 1- Jacolyn Campbell
[05/21]
Discover the fascinating world of traditional, structured, wire-wrapped jewelry. Using pliers, gold-filled or sterling silver wire, assorted beads and gemstones, and a few basic techniques, learn how to create your own fashion jewelry. Instruction will include an overview of tools and materials. Designed for beginners, as well as those with previous experience, specific projects have been selected to allow participants to acquire or reinforce  the basic skills needed to make simple rings, bracelets, pendants  and  earrings, and then apply those skills to more complex designs. Skills will include selection, measurement, cutting, twisting, assembling, binding and shaping of wire, as well as use of gemstones and beads and decorative finishing of pieces. Students wtth previous experience may bring tools and materials; however, the instructor will provide all necessary
tools, and materials may be purchased in class. Tools and additional materials may be purchased from the instructor, if desired. Students should complete ten to twelve projects. Lab fee covers all printed materials, use of instructor's tools, and some miscellaneous materials used in class. Cost of materials will vary depending on projects and materials chosen, and the market price of precious metals.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$30
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $125-175
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

Jaycolyn Campbell

 

Wire I - Diane Mason
[04/16, 04/23, 07/02, 09/17, 10/01]
This traditional, beginning wire class will take you from the basics to preparation for Wire II by using extensive classroom theory and step-by-step  instruction.  Ten  to twelve projects are planned; no two are alike, each with varying skill and demonstrated techniques. We will  begin with the simple and walk our way up to higher  levels.  Novice wrappers will easily transcend to being prepared for Wire II. Techniques covered include use of snaptights. You can expect to wrap two different calibrated cabochons and an uncalibrated cabochon, as well as creating two different bracelets, uncalibrated cabochon earrings, simple earrings, a simple ring, a faceted stone pendant, faceted stone earrings, and a basket with a stone enclosed. You will learn how to clean your pieces  appropriately,  purchase cabochons, price and sell finished products, purchase necessary tools and read a pattern. Lab fee includes wire, stones, beads, snaptights and use of Diane's  tools.  The only things you need to bring are an OptiVISOR, a sweater and an open mind. Come laugh and learn to wrap wire and stones into jewelry. Diane will contact students four to six weeks prior to start of class.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$45
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $250-325
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

 

Wire I - Debora  Mauser
Earrings Galore [07/16]
In this class, we will explore various techniques to turn wire into earrings, making five different types of sterling ear  wires, five different head pins and up to thirty, yes thirty, pairs of different earrings. We will twist, weave, spiral, coil, stamp, hammer, add beads and more. Earrings will be  made in copper, brass and colored wire. Lab fee includes  all materials: a selection of beads (Swarvoski crystals, jaspers, agates, onyx and others), various forms and  shapes of copper wire (16, 18, 20, 24 and 26  gauge),  twenty pairs of stainless steel ear wires, thirty-six inches of sterling silver wire to make ear wires, stainless steel headpins, copper headpins and a complete handout. If you have your own hand tools, please bring them. Debora will send a complete list of tools prior to class.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$150
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

Debora Mauser

 

Wire I - Ron Miller
[08/06, 10/15]
Learn the tools, techniques and safety tips for the art of wire-wrapped jewelry using brass, copper, sterling silver, silver-filled and gold-filled 21ga square and 20ga half­  round,  dead-soft  and  half-hard  wire.  Projects  will includebracelets, pendants, rings and earrings. You are welcome to bring your own tools, wire and materials. The School does have some tools available to use in class. Instructor will have tools, beads and cabochons available for purchase. Lab fee covers a kit that includes handouts (instruction book}, copper wire and more. You will be contacted three to four weeks before class with a list of necessary tools, wire and materials. For more information, contact Ron at: 419-233-8814(cel/), or email at: wrappedonstone@live.com

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$55
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

 

Wire I -  Rowan Rose-Morgan
[04/09, 09/03]
Students will learn the techniques and skills necessary to make projects, including bracelets, pendants,  earrings,  rings and other items, as time allows. Students  are  welcome to bring their own tools and supplies; however, if you do not have your own, tool kits are available for your use. The average cost for supplies and materials depends on what you purchase, as well as the current cost  of  metals. Lab fee covers copper practice wire, tape, and handouts.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$30
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $100-200
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

Rowan Rose-Morgan

 

Wire I - Sue Rowand
[08/13, 10/22, 10/29]
Students can expect to have a lot of fun in this class while learning the fundamentals of making bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings and other items, as time permits. The School furnishes all necessary tools; all wire, stones, beads and other necessary items are available for purchase from the instructor. Materials costs depend on your choice of materials and any extra supplies or tools purchased.  Lab fee covers practice wire, tape, handouts and materials for the first project.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$25
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $125-225
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

Sue Rowand

 

Wire I - Jan Stephens
Bracelets Galore [07/30] Class has been canceled
If you love beautiful bracelets, then this course is for you. You   will   learn           wire-wrapping  basics and  have the opportunity to create an assortment of unique bracelets in a sampler of wrapping techniques. Students  that  have already had Wire I will also enjoy this class, as it will give  you an opportunity to make a beautiful assortment of bracelets, while reviewing and practicing your skills. Due to the high cost of metals, the instructor will have silver-plated, copper, antique copper or jewelers bronze (NuGold} available for purchase along with silver-filled  wire  if  you wish to venture out with a more precious material. The instructor will have all wire, tools, gemstones and beads needed for class projects available for purchase at fair market prices. Students will need to use an OptiVISOR or reading glasses so they can see clearly. Lab fee covers materials for the first project, use of tools,  consumables (such as liver of sulfur}, steel wool, Cratex and all handouts; other        cost      will                     depend            on    supplies    and    materials purchased, as well as the current cost of metals. Bring your creativity and imagination and get ready to have a blast.

LAB FEE:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Class has been canceled
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST••••••••••••••••••••••••••Class has been canceled
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

Jan Stephens

 

Wire I - Jan Stephens
Smorgasbord Sampler
[06/18]

This will be a fun-filled week learning the basics of wire jewelry in a variety of techniques. The course includes a smorgasbord of projects and wrapping styles that include traditional wire wrap, jig work, coiling, texturizing and wire sculpture. Students will create unique pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings using a variety of wire shapes and sizes, as well as beautiful beads and gemstones. This class will introduce the basics of wire wrapping while working in a variety of styles, allowing you to see if you have a particular interest in a particular style. Due to the high cost of metals, the instructor will have silver-plated, copper, antique copper or jewelers bronze (NuGold} available for purchase along with silver-filled wire if you wish to venture out with a more precious material. The instructor will have all wire, tools, gemstones and beads needed for class projects available for purchase at fair market prices. Students will need to use an OptiVISOR or reading glasses so they can see clearly. Lab fee covers the cost of the materials for the first project, use of tools, other miscellaneous materials and all  handouts; other cost will depend on supplies and materials purchased, as well as the current cost of metals. Bring your creativity and imagination and get ready to have a blast.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$75
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $125-250
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

Jan Stephens

 

Wire II -  Sara Adams
[10/08]
This class will build on the skills learned in Wire I. We will be learning to wrap double and triple cabochons, bracelets and rings, as well as several ways to expand on designs  and techniques that you already know. We will touch on  wire weaving and wire sculpture. This will be a fun and relaxed class. You will have the opportunity to complete at least thirteen projects. Lab Fee covers cost of all supplies, including sterling, gold-filled and copper wire, as well as cabochons and crystals.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$175
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••WIRE I AND SOME EXPERIENCE

 

Wire II -  Pat Brown
[4/09, 6/18]
You will make bracelets, pendants, rings, earrings and other projects in several different styles. Students should plan to provide their own wire in either sterling silver or gold-filled. Mostly 20, 21, and 22ga square half-hard and dead-soft wire and 18 and 20ga half-hard, half-round wire will be used. Students should bring their own tools and any wire, cabochons and beads they want to use. Pat will have supplies available for purchase at current market value. Lab fee will cover most project patterns, miscellaneous items and use of special tools. Materials cost will reflect materials purchased and number of projects made. Contact Pat at: pc.brown@comcast.net

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $65-150
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••TWO TRADITIONAL, STRUCTURED WIRE I CLASSES

Pat Brown

 

Wire II -  Jacolyn Campbell
[07/30]
This class is designed to reinforce the traditional, structured skills learned in Wire I and apply them to more complex designs for rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings. New skills will include use of half-hard and dead soft gold-filled  or sterling silver wire, design concepts for freeform and faceted  stones,  simple  prongs  and  decorative   sculpting.Students may bring their own tools and materials. However, the instructor will provide all necessary tools, and materials may be purchased in class. Additional tools and materials may be purchased from the instructor, if desired. Students should complete ten to twelve projects. Lab fee covers all printed materials, use of instructor's tools and some miscellaneous materials used in class. Cost of materials will vary depending on projects and materials chosen, as well  as the market price of precious metals.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$35
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $175+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••TWO TRADITIONAL, STRUCTURED WIRE I CLASSES

Jaycolyn Campbell

 

Wire II -  Mary Dales
[9/24, 10/01]
Be prepared to enjoy your creative side while staying true  to careful craftsmanship and expanding your knowledge of wrapping techniques and skills. Projects will include rings, bracelets, earrings and a variety of cabochon shapes. Most are original designs and methods that will  combine  with, and build on, skills you already have. Lab fee will include a cabochon and wire for the first project, as well as patterns and handouts for additional projects. Students should bring their own tools and any wire, beads, crystals or stones they want to use. This class will challenge the experienced wrapper and still be a lot of fun.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $50-150
PREREQUISITES:. TWO WIRE I CLASSES AND RECENT EXPERIENCE IN WRAPPING

 

Wire II -  Kaska Firor
Weaving [09/10]
This course will concentrate on wire weaving. Students do not need any weaving experience, but must be familiar with basic wire skills, and need to  be  comfortable  using wrapping tools, such as various pliers and cutters. We will explore  several   weaving   techniques:   looping,   netting,  b sket weave, stitching, etc., working with copper,  fine  silver and sterling silver. Depending on individual progress, you can expect to complete four to seven projects. Lab fee covers supplies for the three required projects, practice wire and other consumables, such as use of torches, liver of sulfur, steel wool, etc. Kits for other projects will be  available for purchase from the instructor, although you can also bring your own materials. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$175
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0-200
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••WIRE I OR BASIC WRAPPING SKILLS

Kaska Firor

 

Wire II -  Diane Mason
Let's Step It Up
[05/14, 08/20, 08/27, 10/15]
Do you have a fear of faceted or small stones? Are you intrigued by a beautiful faced stone, but  wish  you  knew what to do with it? In this traditional wrapping class, we will be learning new techniques and focusing on fun, faceted stones. At least ten projects are planned using softer wire and faceted stones in various shapes, including emerald, pear! marquis, round and oval. We will use wire in sterling, sterling-filled or gold-filled. Projects include earrings, pendants, a soft wire bracelet, a hard wire bracelet and a neck wire. These projects will develop the  techniques needed to wrap faceted stones, and get  you  well  on the way to becoming as confident and successful with faceted stones as cabochons. To ensure that all students get the most from this class, we will all  be  working  on the same size and shape stones    at the same time, so it is important that you obtain your stones from the instructor. Lab fee covers handouts, paper, wrap tape, pen, cleaning cloth and hook/eye wire. If you have any questions about your qualifications for this class, please contact the instructor prior to completing an application. Diane will contact her students five to six weeks prior to the class with a list of supplies and wire needed.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$45
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $250
PREREQUISITES:.TWO STRUCTURED, TRADITIONAL WIRE I CLASSES OFAT LEAST THIRTY HOURS EACH AND SIX MONTHS ACTIVE WRAPPING (AT LEAST TWO PIECES A WEEK).


 

Wire II - Sandra Bergquist
Wire Instructor's Memorial Class
[06/04]

This class, which was initially created in memory of Betty Baxter, one of the past all-time favorite wire instructors, is open only to current, active wire instructors at William Holland. While Betty was the first wire instructor lost by the William Holland teaching family, in the past year or  so, Bobbi Chumack and Dawn Thornton have also passed  away. This annual class gives instructors the opportunity to work together and learn from one another.  Participants  need to be prepared to teach at least three projects of their choice. As instructors, we realize the need to refresh and update our skills and projects. Only projects that can be shared with future students are allowed to be taught; no copyrighted or non-teachable material, please. This should be a refreshing, exciting, stimulating and challenging opportunity for fun and cooperation as we remember some of our very own with a special tribute and get to know each other better.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$0
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••APPROVED WIRE INSTRUCTOR AT WILLIAM HOLLAND

 

Wire II -  Debora Mauser
Wire and Fire [07/23]
Although this is a level two class, beginners are welcome; no experience necessary. In this class, we will explore alternative methods of using wire. We will fuse Argentium and fine silver, and learn the when and how of using each  of these metals. We will use wire and enamels, make head pins and more. This class is always evolving, and Debora tries to take it in whatever direction the students want. We will definitely make hot rivets, and may explore Viking knit bracelets, or maybe do some braiding. We will anneal  heavy gauge wire and use Native American stamps to  make a Southwest-inspired cuff. We will rivet and use other techniques to create a copper chain, as well. There are so many great types, shapes and  sizes of wire;  the designs are endless. This class is a great bridge from wire to metalsmithing, covering torch safety and low-tech metal skills. Lab fee covers all material for scheduled projects including Argentium wire, fine silver, copper and sterling for ear wires. Extra materials, designs and tools will  be available for purchase.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$175
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••NONE

Debora Mauser

 

Wire II -  Ron Miller
[ 07/09, 10/22]
We will be making bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings and more as time allows. We will be using 18, 20, 21 and 22ga soft and half-hard square wire in sterling silver, silver-filled or gold-filled (also the same sizes and wire type in half­ round and round wire).  Students  will bring their own   tools,wire and materials. Wire and materials will also be available for purchase from instructor. Lab fee covers a kit that includes printed handouts {instruction book and tips book), copper wire and more. You will be contacted three to four weeks before class with a list of tools, wire and materials needed. For more information, contact Ron at: 419-2338814(cel/), or email at: wrappedonstone@live.com

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$55
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••WIRE I AND RECENT WIRE WRAPPING EXPERIENCE

 

Wire II - Ron Miller
Large Gauge Wire
[ 10/29]
We will be using 18ga and larger soft and half-hard square, half-round and round wire in copper, sterling silver, silverfilled or gold-filled. We will be making bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings and more, as time allows. Students will bring their own tools, wire and materials for wrapping. Wire and materials will also be available for purchase from the instructor. Lab fee covers a kit that includes printed handouts (instruction book), copper wire and more. You will be contacted three to four weeks before class with a list of necessary tools, wire and materials. For more information, contact Ron at: 419-233-8814(cell), or email at:
wrappedonstone@live.com

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$55
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••WIRE I AND RECENT WIRE WRAPPING EXPERIENCE

 

Wire II - Gene Sheridan
[05/07, 06/04, 08/13]
In this class, we will make bracelets, pendants, rings and various other projects. Pendants will be sculpted and border-wrapped. Projects will be made from half-hard and dead-soft wire in either sterling silver or gold-filled. We will be using mostly 20, 21, and 22ga square wire, as well as 18 and 20ga half-round wire. Students should bring their own tools and any wire, cabochons and beads they wish to use; however, the instructor will have wire and other supplies available for purchase if necessary. Each student should have an OptiVISOR or other magnifier. Materials cost will depend on types and quantities of supplies purchased. Lab fee covers three DVD's (Interchangeable Cabochon Pendant Vol. I and II, Interchangeable Bead Pendant Vol. I) and one CD (includes about sixty-five informational files and some tutorials).

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $120-250
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••WIRE I AND ABOUT SIX MONTHS INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Gene Sheridan

 

Wire II - Gene Sheridan
Bracelets
[04/30, 05/28, 07/16]
This class focuses solely on bracelets. We will make bracelets using sterling silver and gold-filled pattern, halfround, square, twisted square and round wire twisted together and flattened on a rolling mill. We will use beads and crystals in some projects, and cabochons and sculpted cameos in others. We will be using 18, 20, 21 and 22ga square wire, both half-hard and dead-soft; 12, 14, 16, 18
and 20ga half-round, half-hard wire; and 14 and 16ga round, dead-soft wire. We will use more 20ga square, deadsoft and half-hard wire and 16ga round wire than anything else. We will use lots of 18ga half-round, half-hard for wrapping. The amount of wire needed will vary by how many bracelets you plan to make. Most students make around twelve, but one student completed thirty-seven during the week. Students should bring their own tools and an OptiVISOR, or other magnifier. If you do not have your own supplies, materials cost will depend on purchases. You should go home with $600 to $700 or more of jewelry to
sell, plus the knowledge to make more. The instructor will have wire and supplies if needed. Lab fee covers three DVD's (Interchangeable Cabochons Pendants Vol. I and II,Interchangeable Bead Pendant Vol. I) and one CD (includes about sixty-five informational files and some tutorials).

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $300-400
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••WIRE I AND ABOUT SIX MONTHS INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Gene Sheridan

 

Wire II - Jan Stephens
Bracelet Mania
[08/06] Class has been canceled
This course is designed for students who have had Wire I and have found that they love making beautiful bracelets. You will review skills from Wire I while learning new, intermediate skills to create an assortment of unique bracelets using a variety of wire shapes and sizes, as well as beautiful beads and gemstones, in a sampler of wrapping techniques. The instructor will have all wire, tools, gemstones and beads needed for class projects available for purchase at fair market prices. Due to the high cost of metals, wire offered for purchase will be silver-plated, copper, antique copper or jewelers bronze (NuGold), along with silver-filled wire if you wish to venture out with a more precious material. Students will need to use an OptiVISOR or reading glasses so they can see clearly. Lab fee covers materials for the first project, use of tools, consumables (such as liver of sulfur), steel wool, Cratex and all handouts; other cost will depend on supplies and materials purchased, as well as the current cost of metals. Bring your
creativity and imagination, and get ready to have a blast.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Class has been canceled
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••Class has been canceled
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••WIRE I

Jan Stephens

 

Wire II - Jan Stephens
SilverWear Jewelry
[06-25, 07/02, 07/09]
Recycling silverware into jewelry is a long-standing craft dating back many centuries. As the patterns on many pieces of cutlery are so beautiful, it is no wonder they have been repurposed into pieces of art jewelry. In this course,
students will turn vintage forks, salad forks, teaspoons, tablespoons and butter knives into SilverWear jewelry, designing and making bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants. Not only will you discover how to shape silverware into jewelry pieces, but you will also learn about polishing, buffing, setting stones, basic wire wrapping, texturizing, stamping, patina and making simple cold connections. Lab fee covers kits for the required projects, including the specific materials such as silver-plated silverware and cabochons, beads, findings and consumables (polishing wheels and Cratex), use of tools and all handouts for the course. If students desire finer metals and gemstones in addition to the student kits, costs
will depend on type of material selected. The instructor will also have additional silverware pieces, wire, tools, gemstones, beads and findings available for purchase, at fair market prices, for completing additional projects al the School or at home. Students will need to use an OptiVISOR or reading glasses so they can see clearly. Bring your creativity and imagination, and get ready to have a blast in this unique, fun-filled class.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$175
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0+
PREREQUISITES:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••WIRE I OR COLD CONNECTIONS I

Jan Stephens

 

Wire II - Jan Stephens
Weaving and Wrapped Filigree
[07/23]

This class will provide practice in the basics of wire  wrapping while studying new wire weaving and wire­ wrapped filigree techniques. Wire weaving techniques connect multiple wires to form a structure using warp wires (base wires) and a weft wire (the working wire) to tie them  all together. Wire-wrapped filigree is the connection of several decorative wire components by wrapping them together to form intricate designs. Using both techniques,  we will make elegant bracelets, rings, earrings and  pendants, with no torch necessary. The instructor will have all wire, tools, gemstones and beads needed for class projects available for purchase at fair market prices. Due to the high cost of metals, wire offered for purchase will be silver-plated, copper, antique copper or jewelers bronze (NuGold), along with silver-filled wire if you wish to venture out with a more precious material. Students will need to use an OptiVISOR or reading glasses so they can see clearly. Lab fee covers cost of materials for the first project, use of tools, handouts and consumables such as steel wool and liver of sulfur; materials cost will depend on supplies and materials purchased, as well as the current cost of metals. Bring your creativity and imagination, and get ready to have a blast in this new and innovative class.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$75
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $125-250
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••WIRE I

Jan Stephens

 

Wire II - Alfred Taylor
(6/25, 9/17)
We will begin this class reinforcing wire wrap techniques. Projects will include rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, wire weaving and studying fabricated pieces to use them as inspiration for creating our own designs. You will need to bring your own wire, mostly 20, 21, 22, 24 square, both half-hard and soft. We will also be using 18ga round, soft wire for clasps. A small amount of 18ga half-round will be needed, but mostly we will be wrapping with 20ga halfround. Type of metal is your choice. For wire weaving, we will use copper wire in 18ga round, soft and 24ga round, soft. Although tools will be provided, you can bring your own. You may also bring your own cabs, stones or other pretties. Materials cost depends on types of wire used. The instructor will have some available if needed. You will be contacted three to four weeks before the class with a list of necessary tools, wire and other materials. Lab fee will include copper wire and a notebook with dividers filled with patterns we will be making in the class and other information pertaining to wire wrap or weaving. For more information, you may contact Alfred at 317-364-0712 or via email at: ag_taylor@comcast.net

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $150-250
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••RECENT WIRE I WITH EXPERIENCE IN THE LAST YEAR

Alfred Taylor

 

Wire II - Judi Wild
(07 /02, 09/03)
In this class, we will briefly review the basics prior to embarking on a series of successfully more challenging projects. You will create a number of pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings as you learn to use prongs in creating pendants and rings. The fun comes when you start adding a variety of stones, beads and glitter to your projects. We will introduce a little wire weaving and wire sculpting, as well. Bring you OptiVISOR and toolbox along with your adventuresome spirit. We are going to have a blast. You may bring your own supplies for the class or purchase kits for the projects selected. A supply list will be available from Judy prior to class. Lab fee covers handouts, notebook, pens, Sharpies, tape, project embellishments and practice wire. Contact Judi with questions at: judiwild0702@gmail.com

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$45
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $25-300
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••TWO WIRE I CLASSES AND ACTIVELY WRAPPING

 

Wire Ill - Pat Brown
Rings
[05/14]
This class will concentrate on all kinds of wire rings. We will make rings with beads, cabochons, faceted stones and plain wire. If you buy wire, the cost will depend on current metals market value. All necessary materials will be available for purchase, if needed. Lab fee covers patterns, use of special tools and some copper wire. Materials cost will reflect type of materials purchased and number of projects made. This is an intense class, so it is your responsibility, as a student, to appraise yourself as to eligibility. If you have questions, contact Pat at: pc.brown@comcast.net

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $45+
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••WIRE I & WIRE II AND WORKING WITH WIRE IN PRESENT YEAR.

Pat Brown

 

Wire Ill - Kaska Firor
Advanced Weaving
(10/01)
In this class, we will concentrate on intermediate to advanced wire weaving and other related techniques. Determined by student interest, some topics that might be covered are design, creating new weaving patterns, precision bending of large gauge wire, wire forging, multiple stone designs and simple soldering. Depending on individual progress, you can expect to complete three to six projects. Lab fee covers all supplies for the first project, practice wire and other consumables, such as use of torches, liver of sulfur, steel wool, etc. Kits for additional projects will be available for purchase from the instructor, although you can also bring your own materials. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools.

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$200
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $0-200
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••WIRE II: WEAVING WITH KASKA OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE

Kaska Firor

 

Wire Ill - Diane Mason
Filigree
(6/25)
This class is designed for the creative wire student interested in furthering their studies; it is not a cold connections or silver class. We will cover the basics of filigree with six to eight assigned projects. By Wednesday, you will be ready to step out of the box and create pieces of your own. Planned projects include a neck wire, earrings and pendants (with and without beads), a bracelet and, possibly, pieces using cabochons. You will need to bring your own tools, wire and any special stones or beads desired; however, stones and beads will be available from the instructor if needed. Lab fee covers handouts, wrap tape and wire quiller. Welcome letters with a list of planned pojects and necessary items will be sent out five to six weeks prior to class. Please read the prerequisites carefully, and only register if you meet the requirements. An interest in creating
your own jewelry is required. Please contact Diane before registering for information about book purchase and pra9tice requirements. You can contact Diane via phone at 706-379-718 or via email atjimndee43@gmail.com

LAB FEE:•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••$40
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• $100-125
PREREQUISITES:••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••TWO STRUCTURED, TRADITIOBNAL WIRE I CLASSES WITH A MINIMUM OF THIRTY HOURS EACH; TWO STRUCTURED, TRADITIONAL WIRE II CLASSES WITH A MINIMUM OF THIRTY HOURS EACH; BE ACTIVELY WRAPPING (A MINIMUM OF FOUR TO SIX PIECES PER WEEK); A MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS WRAPPING EXPERIENCE; ANO A DESIRE TO DESIGN ON YOUR OWN

 

 

 

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