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The Art of Jewelry Making - Wire Wrapped Pendants

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How cool is it when people stop to compliment you on your jewelry and ask you where you did you get that piece?  Well it’s even cooler when you tell them you made it yourself!  In this 4-week The Art of Jewelry Making - Wire Wrapped Pendants class we will take a field trip to a local Rock Shop to purchase the elements for our one-of-a-kind pieces.  We will explore different techniques for wire wrapping Cabochons and natural rocks and stones, as well as Briolettes.  We will learn banding and looping techniques to create beautiful and one-of-a-kind pendants and rings.

Pre-requisite:  Introduction to the Art of Jewelry Making or equivalent.

Tools & Supplies: Students are to provide their own supplies.  Students are encouraged to express their creativity and purchase beads, wire and findings in colors and finishes to their liking.  Supply List:  Chain Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Flush Cutter, Side Cutter or Nippersm, Nylon Jawed Pliers (optional), Ring Mandrel, Bead Mat, 20g Artistic Wire, 20g Half-Round Wire, 20g or 21g Square Wire, 24g Wire, Cabochons, rocks and Briolettes (Tear Drop Beads), Pencil & Paper.