Wire Wrapping

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Wire – Wire Craft - Sandra Bergquist
This class is an introduction to wire that encompasses both chainmaille and multiple wire working techniques including wire weaving and wire sculpture.  Once basic techniques for each chain and wire wrap have been presented, students will select projects and techniques that specifically appeal to them.  At a minimum, five chainmaille patterns will be presented as well as five wire wrap projects including earrings, rings, and pendants.  Additional projects will be offered as student’s interest and time allow.  Students who have taken this course previously will be provided new projects commensurate with their experience, interest, and ability. Although all required supplies and tools will be available for use during the class, students may bring their own tools and supplies.  Optivisor or magnifying clip-ons strongly recommended.  Lab fee covers handouts and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire.  Silver-filled, sterling silver or gold-filled wire and cabochons will be available for purchase from the instructor. This class does qualify as a Wire I class.  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: $45.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $35-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Diane Mason
Come let me show you how to wrap stones and wire into jewelry. This is a traditional beginning wire class where students go from the basics to preparation for WIRE II by using classroom theory along with "monkey-see, monkey-do" techniques. Ten/twelve projects are planned, each with varying foundational skills and techniques. Novice wire wrappers will easily transcend to being prepared for WIRE II. Students will learn how to clean jewelry, purchase correct cabochons, price finished products, purchase tools and learn how to use them, as well as learn to read patterns. All materials required for class are include in class materials cost and will be provided by the instructor. Tools will also be provided for classroom use. Students should bring: an Optivisor, an open mind and a willingness to learn.

Lab Fee: $45.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $190-$275
Prerequisites: Under the age 18: requires Instructor’s Approval.

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Wire I - Jacolyn Campbell
This traditional, structured wire wrapped jewelry class is 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, then apply those skills to more complex designs. Skills will include selection, measurement, cutting twisting, assembling, binding, and shaping of wire, use of gemstones and beads, and decorative finishing of pieces. Students should complete ten to twelve projects. All tools will be provided. Wire, beads, and gemstones may be purchased in class.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $125-175
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Judi Wild
This class is specifically geared toward the new wrapping student. We will have lots of fun learning the basics of wire. Then building on this foundation, while creating beautiful jewelry. You will learn about tool selection and wire choice, as well as how to manipulate wire into shapes that enhance your creations. You will make earrings, bracelets, pendants, and a ring or two bring wire, beads, tools and your hands. If time permits, we will do a couple of other fun wire projects. I will have project kits available, along with a selection of metal, crystal, and gemstone beads for you enhance your jewelry items with. An Optivisor or Opti-sight is a must for this class. All hand tools will be provided. Bring an adventurous spirit and your imagination. Lab fee covers handouts and a mini kit. Project costs may vary depending on the current precious metal market.

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $50-$150
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Ron Miller
Will start with the basic level advancing toward immediate level. Wire and tool use will be discussed. The kit includes instructions manual, bead mat, notebook, sharpie, mechanical pencil, 12” ruler, 60” sewing tape, 2 bottles for wire ends, plastic and felt bags. There will be between 15 to 18 projects as time allows. Projects are rings, bracelets, pendants and more.

Lab Fee: $55.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Ronda Stevens
In this class you will be introduced to wire wrapping tools and shown their proper use. We will go over wire hardness, shapes and gauges so that you will be comfortable placing your first wire order when you get home. Then the fun begins. You will have the opportunity to create bracelets, pendants, rings, chain and earrings in this class. I have signed each project to incorporate numerous techniques while creating a beautiful piece of jewelry. You will be able to add your personal style to many by adding beads and stones of your choice. Most of these projects have been featured in my books and all have been taught at national shows. Please bring an Optivisor or other type of magnification for your use. All other tools will be available for your use in class. Lab fee covers tutorials, copper practice wire, and other consumables. Material cost range is based on the number of projects completed in class. We will be using sterling silver and gold-filled wire in this class. To view photos of some of the class projects, please go to http://www.twistsnturns.com/williamholland.

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200-$300
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Rowan Morgan
In Rowan’s class, students will learn the wire wrapping techniques and skills necessary to construct projects, including bracelets, pendants, rings, earrings, 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 material depends upon what you purchase, as well as the current cost of metals. Lab fee covers copper practice wire, tape and handouts.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $100-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Sandra Bergquist
This course will present basic information about wire wrapping through projects which allow the student to steadily build the skills required to accomplish increasingly complex designs. Initial projects will include earrings, pendants and rings. Depending on student interest, wire weaving and wire sculpture will be introduced. Students who have taken this course previously will be provided new projects commensurate with their experience and ability. Although all required supplies and tools will be available for use during the class, students may bring their own tools and supplies. An Optivisor or magnifying clip-ons are strongly recommended. Lab fee covers handouts and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire. Silver-filled, sterling silver or gold-filled wire and cabochons will be available for purchase from the instructor. 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: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $30-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Sara Adams
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 offers 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 13 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: $180.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Wire II - Alfred Taylor
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 gauge square, both half-hard and soft. We will also be using 18 gauge round, soft wire for clasps. A small amount of 18 gauge half round will be needed, but mostly we will be wrapping with 20 gauge half round. Type of metal is your choice. For wire weaving, we will use wire in 22 gauge round soft and 26 & 28 gauge 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 notebook with dividers filled with patterns we will be making in the class and other pertaining to wire wrap or weaving. For more information, you may contact Alfred at 317-364-00712 or via email at aba.alfred.taylor@gmail.com

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$250
Prerequisites: Recent Wire I with experience in the last year.

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