Get a fun and FREE introduction to wirework jewelry with author and jewelry designer Heidi Boyd as your guide! Heidi will break down jewelry lingo and walk you through the supplies you'll need to create a hoop necklace, drop earrings and even a leather and bead bangle. Start by learning how to create wire hoops, jump rings, and an S clasp to craft a statement hoop necklace. Then light up your look with a pair of wonderfully wrapped drop earrings. Transform top-drilled beads into wrapped stone dangles, and shape ear wires to create your very own go-to pair. Finally, discover your newest addiction leather and bead bangles. Shape core wire to perfectly fit your wrist and wrap your masterpiece in luxe leather and beautiful beads. Start creating jewelry that will get you and your new skills noticed, today!
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.