Wire Wrapping for Beginners-Pendants

Learning the basics of wire wrap jewelry making by creating your very own copper wire gemstone pendant.

Cost:

$40.00 per person

Duration:

2h

Schedule:

September 22nd, 11:30a-1:30p or 2:30p-4:30p

About this experience

The history of wire wrapped jewelry can be dated as far back as 1446 BC. Jewelry made from stones survives prehistoric times and glass has been used in jewelry making for thousands of years.The time is ripe to step into living history!
 
You will be shown wire wrapping methods tailored to the novice crafter, but all skill levels are welcome. All tools needed will be provided for the duration of the course. Only copper wire and glass options in limited colors will be available, so you are encouraged to bring a gemstone that is meaningful to you. These can be any rock, fossil, glass, wood, or acrylic pieces.
 
Ellipse, oval, or round cabochons sized between 1" x 0.75" and 2" x 1.25" (20mm x 30mm and 55mm x 35mm) will work best. Cabochons have a smooth, domed top surface and a flat base. Any similarly shaped flattened pieces will also do. If you have copper allergies or sensitivities, feel free to bring wire of your choice (you will need one 3ft length of 24ga and three 1ft lengths of 20ga dead soft round wire).
 
Two sessions available:
 
 Space is limited due to the tools available!
 
Class is limited to 10 participants.

Your Host

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D. Anthony Long (he/him/his) is the craftsman behind Firescale Trinkets & Treasures, a wire wrap jewelry and décor business that he runs with his wife, Sarah (she/her/hers), and kids. What started with a small, unassuming hunk of labradorite and mild curiosity, grew into a journey towards self-mastery. Anthony moves ever closer to the Earth in its abundance, as he discovers more and more about the raw materials of the trade.

From his bespoke pieces to craft fair collections, gifts for family to contract outsourcing, he attempts to instill each of his creations with enough passion and spirit so that it may pass to its next curator. He is excited to share with you the inspiring world of jewelry making.

Visit https://linktr.ee/FirescaleTrinketsAndTreasures for insight into his evolving creative journey and daily life.