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Creative Wire-Wrapping Techniques

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Learn to craft an array of wire components, and mix and match your creations for beautiful custom jewelry!

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What You Get

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

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover accessible wire wrapping techniques that will unlock endless design possibilities with instructor Debora Mauser as your guide! Gain confidence with a variety of tools as you find out how to anneal and ball wire, adorn decorative chain links with stamping, and create smooth, uniform coils and spirals. Create stunning wire-wrapped beads, and make your own beads with free-form and coiling techniques! Next, find out how to add eye-catching accents and sturdy connections to your work with rivets and eyelets. Then, learn to shape stunning pendants, including a bold floral motif and dramatic woven stone setting. Finally, unleash your inner designer as Debora shares inspiring ideas for assembling one-of-a-kind finished pieces from your creative wire components, and achieving a gorgeous, long-wearing polish.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Basic Components
Meet jewelry artist Debora Mauser and learn about techniques covered in class, wire types to look for and some considerations for choosing the best tools. Dive into creating foundational wirework components: balled wire -- perfect for head pins and ear wires -- and paddles. You'll make balled wire using a small torch and form ear wires with pliers. Then, learn to paddle wire with a hammer.
2. Embellishing Flat Components
3. Coiling & Swirls
4. Wire Beads & Wraps
5. Riveted Components
6. Lashed & Woven Components
7. Focal Pieces

Recommended with this class

  • Pliers: round-nose, flat-nose, hole-punching, cross-locking, bail-making or mandrel and nylon-jaw pliers
  • Chasing and texturing hammers
  • Butane torch and fireproof surface for annealing

Taught by

Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser has been creating jewelry for several decades. She’s led workshops at venues around the United States, from bead stores and schools to Bead Feast and the Bead & Button Show. Debora's designs have been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Step by Step Wire Jewelry and Jewelry Making Daily.

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