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Big & Bold Wire Jewelry

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Don't limit yourself to delicate designs: Create bold, impactful pieces with heavy-gauge wire!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with tools & supplies recommended by Sharilyn
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sharilyn Miller
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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Join expert instructor Sharilyn Miller and discover essential forming, forging and fabrication techniques to turn heavy-gauge wire into high-end designs. First, create custom jump rings with a foolproof coiling method, then watch Sharilyn transform them into a striking rosette necklace. Discover how to incorporate heavy-gauge embellishments into your designs, including coils, captured beads and a spiral-wire clasp. Add dimension to ear wires and earrings with a lesson on annealing textural wire strips, and craft an eye-catching pendant necklace with a simple wrapping technique. Next, delve into fusing fine silver wire with go-to torch tips and learn to make elegant, accurately sized rings in a range of styles. Finally, get a close-up look at Sharilyn's method for fusing interlocking links with ease. Gain the skills to work with heavy-gauge wire, and elevate your designs today!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started With Heavy-Gauge Wire
Meet your instructor Sharilyn Miller, who will teach you to work confidently with heavy-gauge wire! Learn to make a stunning rosette necklace from heavy-gauge jump rings using Sharilyn's tools and special coiling technique. Also make a beautiful beaded connector with twisted wire for the finishing touch.
2. Embellishing Heavy-Gauge Wire
3. Texturing, Annealing & Forming
4. Bold Focals
5. Getting Started With Fine Silver Fusing
6. Advanced Fused Components
7. Fused Chains

Recommended with this class

  • Jumbo tapered round-nose pliers
  • Small butane torch (for fusing)
  • 8-12-gauge wire

Taught by

Sharilyn Miller
Sharilyn Miller
Sharilyn Miller is an experienced jewelry-making instructor who has led workshops across the U.S. and Europe, in addition to teaching at Beadfest trade shows. She is also the author of numerous books, including the bestseller Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry.

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