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with Sharilyn Miller
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Big & Bold Wire Jewelry

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h38m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started With Heavy-Gauge Wire

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

2. Embellishing Heavy-Gauge Wire

Learn to embellish with heavy-gauge wire using Sharilyn's gorgeous coiled-wire design element and make a symmetrical beaded bracelet! Then assemble the bracelet and learn how to make a spiral wire clasp. Add texture with a hammer to finish it off.

3. Texturing, Annealing & Forming

3. Texturing, Annealing & Forming

Use wire strips for new design opportunities! Get an up-close view to see how different texturing tools and devices can add dimension to your creation. Next, learn the technique behind annealing to make the wire strips more pliable before twisting. Finally, watch Sharilyn make an ear wire and finish off the tornado earring.

Recommended with this class

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