About this Course
In this quickie class, you'll make a circle hoop with a bead dangling in the center, or a two-tiered chandelier style earring... or both!
With my close-up, point of view videos, it's easy to follow along as you go.
Here's what you'll learn:
- make your own strong, sturdy wire frames and embellish them with your favorite beads
- how to 'work harden' your pieces, if necessary (and how you know if you need to)
- best tips and tricks for wire wrapping frames
- shaping and finishing the ear wire
- make your own simple headpins
- how to wrap a bead dangle
After learning these techniques, you will have opened up a world of possibilities and combinations, limited only by your imagination.
Enroll now for immediate lifetime access to these lessons, taught by a professional jewelry designer!
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 19:33 minutes
FORMAT: streaming videos (HD) / on demand
SCHEDULE: 100% self paced learning with unlimited lifetime access
INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT: yes! Ask questions and share photos of your work, any time :)
SKILL LEVEL: beginner - intermediate
These lessons walk you through all the steps for making these earrings from start to finish, but it does assume you understand the basics of jewelry wire and the proper tools.
My Wire Wrapping for Beginners class is highly recommended for anyone working with wire for the first time before trying these projects - it will catch you up on all the important basics, including choosing the correct tools and wire, making simple loops, making wire wrapped loops, and so much more!
TOOLS + MATERIALS:
- round nose pliers
- chain nose pliers
- flat nose pliers (OPTIONAL)
- flush cutters
- nylon jaw chain nose pliers
- 20 gauge wire, half hard (*NOTE: since we will be filing the end of this wire, you may want to avoid plated wires as the inner core will become exposed*)
- 26 gauge wire, preferably dead soft
- 4 mm round beads
- 6 to 7 mm round beads
- rubber or steel bench block (OPTIONAL)
- rubber or rawhide mallet (OPTIONAL) - I prefer size #1 (1.25" diameter)
- fine point sharpie marker (or similar size object to use as a mandrel)
- small metal file OR nail file
Jessica Barst is a professional jewelry designer and instructor who has designed collections and exclusive items for Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Zales, Macy’s, JC Penney, Crow’s Nest catalogue, and many more!
Jessica has dedicated her entire life to designing jewelry and teaching others new techniques, and she specializes in helping beginners master difficult techniques with ease.
She has spent many years perfecting her craft - join one of Jessica’s jewelry courses today and let her guide you on your own jewelry making journey!
If you have any questions about this class or any of my classes, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Email me at jess(@)jewelrytutorialhq.com