Jacolyn  Campbell

Jacolyn began studying at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, in 1999, and eagerly returns each year to continue learning the intricate skills of jewelry making and design. In addition to direct sales and regional juried craft shows, Jacolyns award winning wire wrap creations have been featured in boutiques, galleries, and museums. In 2002 she began teaching wire wrap jewelry classes, and has taught for Brevard College, the Henderson County Gem and Mineral Society, the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, as well as offering private lessons.

Class List

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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 II - Jacolyn Campbell
This class is designed to reinforce the traditional, structured skills learned in Wire I and apply them to more complex designs for rings, bracelets, pendants, and earrings. New skills will include use of half hard and dead soft gold-filled or sterling silver wire, design concepts for freeform and faceted stones, simple prongs, and decorative sculpting. Students may bring their own tools and materials. However, the instructor will provide all tools needed, and materials may be purchased in class. Additional tools and 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: $35.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $175+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Two traditional, structured Wire I classes

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