I am SO EXCITED about our first Jewelry Class this Saturday! I am hoping to see friends and lots of new faces to explore some of the behind the scenes information of making jewelry. This will be a “wire-wrap” class. Since this is a beginners class, we will be going over a lot of things, training if you will, of things to know to make things easier. Such as:
Tools – Discussion of all the different tools’ names, uses and differences.
Beads – We will talk about bead sizes and drilled holes and how they have a part in determining wire gauges used in your design. Sometimes that wire you have in mind using just will NOT fit through the bead hole…back to the drawing board!
Wire – gauges and tempers and their impact on your design
Alternatives to wire – chain, leather cord, waxed cord
Miscellaneous components – bead caps, spacers, etc.
Discussion of various types of jewelry construction