with Kathy Frey
Online Class

Dimensional Wire-Wrapping Techniques

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Overview

Craft eye-catching, dimensional pieces with award-winning jewelry artist Kathy Frey as your guide. Begin by practicing hammering, forming and Kathy's signature weave to make an airy, leaf-shaped frame. Progress to a more complex, moon-shaped frame as you learn accessible tips for wrapping uneven shapes and seamlessly adding more wire mid-design. Then, delve into three- and four-sided frames for a wire-wrapped wow factor, and find out how to craft an elegant half-shell pendant with a hidden pearl inside. Discover how to create crisp bends in your wire, before wire wrapping an advanced pyramid frame with gold wire. And, explore versatile techniques as you learn how to wire wrap beach glass to create gorgeous focal elements for necklaces and more. Finally, elevate your designs with a stunning matte finish, two-tone patina or ombré effect.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h34m

Included in this Class

1. Airy Wire Wrapping
22m

1. Airy Wire Wrapping

Meet designer Kathy Frey, your guide to wire-wrapping jewelry for a dimensional effect. Get started shaping and hammering a leaf-shaped frame. Then learn Kathy's simple wire wrap to avoid tangles. Add beads for some flair and finish off the end loop to create a lovely pendant or earrings.

2. Advanced Wire Wrapping
25m

2. Advanced Wire Wrapping

Learn to densely wrap a leaf frame that transforms into a pair of hoop earrings without soldering involved. You'll also learn how to seamlessly add more wire when you run out. Then, wrap a complex moon-shaped frame and learn how Kathy wraps uneven shapes with a even look.

3. Partially Dimensional Shapes
22m

3. Partially Dimensional Shapes

Partially dimensional shapes can add a dramatic touch to any piece of jewelry. Follow Kathy's directions to form a three-sided frame to make earrings or a necklace with a hidden pearl inside! You'll learn how to wrap your three-sided frames, and even learn how to make slightly more complex design variations.

1. Airy Wire Wrapping

1. Airy Wire Wrapping

2. Advanced Wire Wrapping

2. Advanced Wire Wrapping

3. Partially Dimensional Shapes

3. Partially Dimensional Shapes

4. Pods & Pyramids

4. Pods & Pyramids

5. Double Frames

5. Double Frames

6. Boxed Stone Capture

6. Boxed Stone Capture

7. Designer Patinas

7. Designer Patinas

Recommended with this class

    • Flat- & round-nose pliers
    • 24-to 26-gauge wire (for wrapping)
    • Jeweler's hammer