Learn wirework essentials as you make three stunning pieces of jewelry, and discover your new favorite hobby in this FREE mini-class!
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Meet your instructor, author and crafter Heidi Boyd, as she previews the three beautiful pieces of jewelry you'll create in this class. Discover how making your own jewelry gives you not only unlimited design options, but a custom fit, too! Then, explore the tools you'll use in this class, and learn about the different types of wire available.
Get started bending and shaping wire as you make your first project, a stunning loop necklace. Learn how to create wire loops using a ring mandrel, adding beads of your choosing along the way. Then, master proper techniques for creating and attaching jump rings, which you'll use to link your wire loops together to form your necklace. Finally, discover how to make a quick and sturdy S clasp so you can show off your new wirework creation.
Make charming, dangling earrings as you learn to wrap beads and create your own ear wires. First, transform an ordinary bead into a stunning dangle as you create a loop and wrap wire around the bead for a truly artisan look. Then, discover how easy it is to make your own custom ear wires and learn a simple trick for keeping your beads in place that adds great design, too!
Use an ordinary drinking glass as your form to create a custom bangle that's just your size! Master working with thicker, stiffer wire as you form a circle and curl the ends. Then, wrap beads and leather around your bangle to create a textured piece that's full of bold and delicate lines. Finally, see how to bring your bangle to a secure close with an overhand knot.