Judi  Wild

Judi, always the consummate crafter and eager to learn new skills, started wire wrapping in 2007. She has attended William Holland twice a year since and sought additional classes to further refine her wire wrapping techniques. Judi has trained with some the best wire artists at William Holland including Sue Rowand, Diane Mason, and Dawn Thornton. She has also taken a number of chain and silver classes with John Fevedt, Howard Siegel, Case Leeser and Jim Richardson. Since 2008, Judi has a been teaching at local bead stores, bead shows, and all-day retreats, as well as providing numerous programs for her local bead society. She is the co-founder and past-president of the Greater Birmingham Bead Society and a member of the Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society. Judi and her husband, John, a cabochon instructor, live in Birmingham, AL.

Class List

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Polymer Clay - Judi Wild
A beginner in polymer clay will thoroughly enjoy learning all about this fun and colorful medium.  We will explore a multitude of techniques as we discover the versatility of polymer clay.  The class will learn clay conditioning, color mixing, shade blending, slicing, curing, and cane building, as well as the use of extruders and molds to create several interesting and useful projects.  We will learn to add inclusions to clay and to enhance with paint, glitter, chalk, and embossing powder. No special skill or equipment required for this class. Your Lab Fee covers a kit that includes a supply of project clay, tissue blade, needle tool, and handouts are, as well as the class use of molds, cutters, extruders, ovens, and artistic enhancement supplies.  Additional clay and supplies will be available for purchase.  You may bring your own extra clay and any clay tools you choose. Contact instructor with questions.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Estimated Material Cost: …………….………..$0+

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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 II - Judi Wild
This class is designed for graduates of two Wire I classes with fairly consistent wire wrapping activity. We will briefly review the basics prior to embarking into a series of successfully more challenging projects. You will create several projects including pendants, bracelets, rings, and earrings. You will learn to use prongs in creating pendants and rings. The fun comes when you start adding a variety of stones, beads, and bling to your projects. The class will introduce you to a little wire weaving and wire sculpting, as well. Bring your magnifying visor and toolbox along with your adventuresome spirit. We’re gonna’ have a blast! I will have project kits prepared for you, but if you have cabs or beads you would like to incorporate into your projects, feel free to bring them along. There will be tools available you may use, but again, you may bring your favorites. I will be in touch with you prior to the class if you have any questions. Your lab fee covers project kits for ten or more projects with wire, cabochons, beads, and findings, as well as handouts, workbook, notepad, pens, Sharpies, tape, project embellishments, and practice wire. Contact me with questions by email: judiwild0702@gmail.com.

Lab Fee: $240.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Wire I plus six months experience in the last year.

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