Wire Wrapping

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Wire I - Diane Mason
A traditional beginning wire class where students go upward from the basics to be prepared for WIRE II by using extensive classroom theory along with "monkey-see, monkey-do". Ten/twelve projects are planned where no two are alike, each with varying skill learning techniques. Students will begin with the simple and walk their way up to a higher level. Learning techniques will cover (1) two bracelets each with different techniques (2) two calibrated cabochons each with different techniques (3) uncalibrated cabochon pendant (4) uncalibrated cabochon earrings (5) 2 pair of simple earrings each with different techniques (6) a simple ring (7) a basket with an enclosed stone. No two projects are alike. Students will learn how to clean jewelry appropriately, purchase cabochons, price and sell finished products, purchase necessary tools, be introduced to the use of the rolling mill, and to read a pattern. Materials needed including wire, stones, beads, snaptights, and use of all tools used while in class will be provided by the instructor and is included in the class charge. Correspondence 4-6 weeks prior to start of class will be sent for review. Necessary items for students are an OptiVISOR, a sweater, an open mind, and a willingness to learn. Come laugh and learn to wrap stones and wire into jewelry. Lab fee includes practice wire, syllabus, wrap tape, pens, paper, handouts, magic eraser, and use of classroom tools. Media - Wire: silver and silver filled. Contact......(706) 379-1718

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200-$275
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Jacolyn Campbell
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, 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 with previous experience may bring tools and materials. However, the instructor will provide all tools needed, 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/materials chosen and the market price of precious metals.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $135-$195
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Judi Wild
This class is specifically designed for the new wire-wrapping student, but it’s also a great refresher class. We will have lots of fun learning the basics of wire work, then building on this foundation while creating beautiful jewelry. You will learn about tool selection, purchasing cabs and wire, and the wire choice for specific projects, as well as how to manipulate wire into shapes that enhance your creations. Class Projects include earrings, bracelets, pendants, and rings. I have prepared Project Kits and offer a selection of metal, crystal, and gemstone beads to further enhance your jewelry items, as well as a complete tool kit for class use. Although everything will be ready for you, you may choose to bring your own tools, beads, and cabs. An OptiVISOR or similar magnifier is a MUST for this class. Bring an adventurous spirit and your imagination. Lab fee includes workbook, two mini kits, practice wire, etc. Project costs may vary depending on the current precious-metal market

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $50 to $100
Consumables Fee: $0.00
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+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
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. I have designed this class to introduce you to round, square and half round wire, all in dead soft and half hard so that you will understand the use of each. You will have the opportunity to create bracelets, pendants, rings, and earrings in this class. You will be able to add your personal style to many by adding beads and stones of your choice. 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. You will be given the opportunity of practicing a technique in copper first, then moving on to precious metal. To view photos of some of the class projects, go to http://www.twistsnturns.com/williamholland

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $175-$275
Consumables Fee: $0.00
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, 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. An OptiVISOR or magnifying clip-ons strongly recommended. Lab fee covers handouts and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire. 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. *Teens (ages 13-17) can be enrolled in the 6/13 class, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian, with the prior approval of the instructor.

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $35 - $200
Consumables Fee: $0.00
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+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Wire Craft - Sandra Bergquist
This introduction to wire 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 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. 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
Consumables Fee: $0.00
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. You will need to bring you own wire mostly 20, 21, 22, and 24 ga square both half hard and soft. We will also be using a small amount of 18 ga round soft for clasp. Both 18 ga half-round half hard and 20 ga half-round half hard will be used for wire wrap. Type of metal is your choice. For wire weaving we will use wire in 22 ga round soft and 26 & 28 ga round soft. Although tools will be provided, you can bring your own. You may also bring your own cabs, stones and other pretties. Material cost depends on types of wire used. I will have some available if needed. You will be contacted 3 to 4 weeks before the class with a list of necessary wire and other material needed. Lab fee will include copper wire and notebook with dividers filled with patterns of projects. For more information you may contact Alfred a 317-364-0712 or via email a aba.alfred.taylor@gmail.com

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$250
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Recent Wire I with experience in the past year

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Wire II - Diane Mason
This is a beginning WIRE II class devoted to the actively wrapping WIRE I student and the WIRE II student who has completed a class and feels his/her performance did not meet the standards set for that class. Many students are hesitant about the transition between WIRE I and WIRE II. This class gives students the necessary confidence to take another step up. Please read the prerequisites carefully before registering. This is a fun class with extreme learning potential. Intensive skill set use with emphasis on detail and more intricate projects will be covered. The use of only square dead soft wire with the use of half hard wrap wire will be taught. Prongs are not taught but students will still be challenged. This is not a difficult class but a "scratch your head and think very hard" type of program. Projects will include a faceted pendant, the use of rockers, advanced cabochon wraps, a loose doublet, and a special cabochon bracelet. Because of the detail to be obtained students can expect to complete no more than 10 projects. Correspondence will be made 4-6 weeks prior to start of class with a necessary supply list. Work may be done in silver, gold filled, or silver filled wire but NOT in craft or copper wire. Students are expected to bring their own tools. Instructor's tools may be used if notice is received ahead of time. All stones and cabochons will be provided by the instructor and a price list will accompany contact information. This ensures that everyone is working on the same size stone at the same time. It is absolutely essential that students meet the prerequisites for this class. Time and consideration of fellow students will not allow any backtracking into teaching the basics. Please read the prerequisites prior to registration. Any questions about eligibility should be directed to the instructor so they can be addressed. Lab fee includes syllabus, handouts, pens, paper, wrap tape, magic eraser. Media - Wire (ss, gf, sf in dead soft with half hard wrap wire) CONTACT: (706) 379-1718 jimndee43@gmail.com.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $175-$225
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: 18 years or older, 2 (two) traditional Wire I classes with a minimum of 30 hrseach and be actively wrapping at least 2-4 pieces per week

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