From dangling earrings to pendants to rings, wire jewelry adds a little Boho style to any outfit. But it's even more fun to wear — not to mention a lot more affordable — when you make it yourself! Simply grab some wire and a few tools, and be prepared to get wrapped up in jewelry making.
Meet jeweler Danielle Miller-Gilliam and preview the three versatile bezel settings you'll make in class. Begin with Danielle's foolproof tips for forming a push-over bezel and you'll see how to measure, shape and solder it. Plus, get tips on fine-tuning the bezel, ensuring that the cabochon fits perfectly inside.
Apply your new wirework skills in miniature as you learn how to bezel a cabochon (flat-backed stone) that will be transformed into an intricate ring. Learn Melody's creative forming techniques to frame and stabilize the stone, embellish with filigree to your liking, and make your own ring shank to fit any finger.
Use your new skills to create a virtually seamless band ring using half-round silver wire. Kate shows you how to size your ring to any size needed, navigate cutting and annealing, shape, clean and solder your ring and finish it just to your liking. You'll love the finished product!
You'll amaze yourself when you go from brand new metalsmith to copper ring designer extraordinaire in this fun-filled lesson! Learn how to set up your work station, solder, hammer and create five gorgeous stack rings from copper wire. These make a beautiful addition to your jewelry box, and make great gifts, as well!