About this Course
Come learn the ancient art of wire wrapping and basic beading techniques that open the door for creating intricate and beautiful jewelry designs! This course focuses on creating a strong foundation for the students and teaches some of the most essential skills of wire wrapping: making wire loops, clasps, bails and wrapping beads and stones. You will learn everything about wires, tools, beads and stones, and make 3 – 4 projects throughout the course including earrings, bracelets, pendants and/or necklaces. Students should bring to class the following tools and materials: Pliers (Round-nose pliers, Chain nose/Needle-nose pliers, Flat-nose pliers, Wire cutters, Nylon-jaw pliers, Bent-nose pliers), Artistic Copper or Brass Round Wires (18-gauge OR 20-gauge, 22-gauge, and 26-gauge OR 28-gauge) and stones or beads. These materials can be purchased from crafting stores such as Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby or online from Amazon.