Gene  Sheridan

Gene started making jewelry as a hobby in 2003. A victim of Hurricane Katrina, the few items he was able to save were his wire making tools and supplies. He moved to Vicksburg, MS in 2006, where he took a position as a wire artist and jewelry designer for a major company. Gene has published four instructional DVDS: Interchangeable Cabochon Pendants Vol. I and II, Interchangeable Bead Pendant Vol. I, and Adjustable Wire Wrapped Bracelet Vol.I. Now that Gene is retired, he teaches at William Holland as well as offering classes privately at his home studio and at his studio in Huntsville, AL.

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Wire II - Gene Sheridan
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 DVDs (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: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $120-$250
Prerequisites: Wire I and six months independent practice

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Wire II - Bracelets - Gene Sheridan
This class focuses solely on bracelets. We will make bracelets using sterling silver and gold-filled pattern, half round, 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, dead-soft 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 12, but one student completed thirty-seven during the week. Students should bring their own tools 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 DVDS (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: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $300-$400
Prerequisites: Wire I

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