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DIY Series: Fine Jewelry Making Basics: Wire Wrapped Beads with Artist Leslie Watkins

 

CLASS LIMITED TO TEN  STUDENTS. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED: Please sign up in person at the library

 

 

Wire wrapped beading is one of the oldest techniques used in jewelry making. It provides a beautiful and secure way to link beads. In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to make a simple dangle that can be used to decorate a journal, purse, hat or worn as a necklace. Participants will take home a beautiful objet d’art and the ability to create their own earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Semi-precious stones, Czechoslovakian glass beads, charms, eye pins and wire will be supplied.

 

Materials Fee:  $18 This is a special discounted fee which includes beads, wire findings and an introductory basic set of tools.

 

If you wish to purchase or bring higher quality tools I encourage you to do so and you will receive an $8 reimbursement on the day of the workshop. The materials fee is payable upon registration. 

 

 

 

 

You’ll need

 

  • A Round Nose Plier
  • A Chain Nose Plier (straight)
  • A Micro Bevel Cutter

 

Some online retailers are:

RioGrande.com

FireMountainGems.com

Beadaholique.com

Amazon

Michaels

JoAnn’s