Title: Introduction to Wire Jewelry:   USING A JIG

Date: October 29, 2003

Scheduled Time: Wednesday Evening:  6:30pm – 8:30 pm

Class Fee: $20.00

Approximate Cost of Jewelry Supplies: $8.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Instructor:  SobrietyStones

Class Description:

You will learn the basic techniques used for creating components used in  Necklaces, Bracelets, and Anklets.  We will begin with a demonstration on the proper way to hold and use hand tools, and then get right into skills! 

Goal: To GO HOME with a nice, new piece of jewelry to show off!

Learn how to make:

  1. Eye Pins
  2. Bead Wraps
  3. Making Jump Rings
  4. Standard Bracelet Closures and Clasps

Materials needed:

  • 1 Spool of Copper, Artistic, or Craft wire for practice.  You will make some mistakes.  Its ok.
  • Assorted Glass or Semi Precious Beads with holes that your 22 Gage wire will fit through.  TEST.  Holes are not standard.
  • 10 small ( 2mm) spacer beads - glass or metal
  • 8 feet of 22 Gage Copper, Silver, or Gold Wire for a Bracelet or Anklet
  • 6 inches of 18 Gage wire for Clasps
  Tools:   You can use tools you have at home for this practice class if you wish, but please note that the surface of household tools is grooved, and will leave scratches and bite marks on your wire.  Tools made especially for jewelry have a smooth inner surface so that your precious metals do not get scratched or nicked.

Jewelry making tool are available at Michaels:

  1. Wire Cutters - Flush Cut
  2. Round Nose Jewelry Pliers
  3. Chain Nose Pliers.


Coming Soon! 

  • Learn how to make a Charm Bracelet from your very own unique Hand-crafted chain.
  • Learn how to make ear wires, and the popular "Chandelier" Earrings.
  • Learn how to use a jig to get consistent design results.

  • Bead Wraps
  •  Eye Pins
  • Bead Wraps
  •  Eye Pins
  • Jump Rings
  • Jump Rings
  • Basic Clasps
  • Bead Wraps
  •  Eye Pins
  • Jump Rings
  To see MORE finished pieces of the jewelry YOU can make with your new skills, go to: http://www.SobrietyStones.com/index.htm

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