Learn simple techniques for twisted wire jewelry and create stunning necklaces, earrings and more!
Meet your instructor, Melody MacDuffee, and glimpse the wide array of projects and techniques you'll learn over the course of this class, ranging from rings to earrings, brooches and more. Learn the basics of Melody's signature twisted wire technique as you create delicate floral motif earrings.
Jump into a new project using a thicker 26-gauge wire that provides a little more stability. Melody walks you through the construction of a beautiful candelabra necklace as she demonstrates how to make increasingly complex modifications, adding branches and flowers without bending nearby designs.
Make Melody's signature framed filigree earrings! Learn to shape frames by hand to create earrings or pendants, then adorn them with unique filigree designs that add a pop of dimension to your work.
Move into a more heavily twisted bracelet project that consists of dense center designs that are surrounded by airy floral motifs. Melody walks you through each step of creating the main design, loose vinework and flowers, before demonstrating how to construct the wire struts that serve as an anchor between the bracelet's frame.
Let your imagination wander as you transition into free-form designs that can be customized to your liking. Learn how to work with a variety of large and small beads and make embellished floral motifs as you seamlessly blend various sections into one cohesive piece. Melody shares valuable troubleshooting techniques for stabilizing your beads and starting new sections, resulting in a finished brooch that will inspire you to make endless unique designs.
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.
Push your skills further as you tackle a gorgeous beaded bezel pendant with a filigree overlay. Melody will show you another method to frame and capture the cabochon, create crystal accents, and form a more complex filigree adornment. Finish the project by attaching your pendant to a crystal chain you make yourself!