Wire Weaving

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Wire Weaving I - Kaska Firor
This course will concentrate on wire weaving. Students do not need any weaving or other wire experience. We will explore several weaving techniques: looping, netting, basket weave, stitching, etc. We will be 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 to sulfur, steel wool, etc. Kits for other projects will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own materials. 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 visit my website at www.DesignsbyKaska.com. Should you have any questions, contact me at kaska@designsbykaska.com.

Lab Fee: $200.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$100
Prerequisites: None

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Wire Weaving I - Vickie Hodges
This class is a beginning wire weaving class and will teach you the beginning basics of wire weaving to prepare you for furthermore advanced classes. You will learn several wire weaving techniques while creating pieces of jewelry to wear. Lab fee includes materials for your first project in copper. Other kits can be purchased for each project in either copper or sterling silver. Some gold-filled wire may be available if requested prior to the class. Embellishments such as cabochons, beads, or other items will be available as well for purchase. Lab fee includes your first project, instructions, tape and other consumables. Total class cost will depend on current market prices of the materials selected. If you have questions, contact Vickie by email at toribeth.vh@gmail.com.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200-$300
Prerequisites: Wire I or Basic Wire Wrapping

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Wire Weaving II & III Merging Wire Weaving and Hot Metal Skills - Kaska Firor
In this workshop we will focus on intermediate to advanced wire weaving techniques as well as basic soldering and other metal skills. Students will explore advanced techniques such as layering of woven elements and multiple stone designs as well as combing wire weaving, cold metal (shaping, texturing) and hot 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, or visit our websites: www. DesignsbyKaska.com and www.facebook.com/Artemisaanima. Contact me with questions at kaska@designsbykaska.com.

Lab Fee: $250.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$150
Prerequisites: Wire Weaving I with Kaska or equivalent experience.

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