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Filigree Jewelry: With a Twist!

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Learn simple techniques for twisted wire jewelry and create stunning necklaces, earrings and more!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Melody MacDuffee
  • 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

Gain confidence working with wire as instructor Melody MacDuffee guides you through simple hand-twisting techniques in seven stunning projects! Develop your skills as you learn to form a basic flower motif, and with a few twists transform it into a pair of lovely floral earrings. Form delicate wire branches by hand to complete a captivating, candelabra-inspired necklace, and manipulate memory wire to make a bold, framed-cuff bracelet. Discover how to integrate colorful beads into a variety of designs, including Melody’s signature framed filigree earrings. You’ll also learn how to craft bezeled rings and pendants, creating the perfect showcase for beautiful flat-backed stones. Along the way, discover tried-and-true tips to seamlessly repair breaks, keep your wire kink-free and add professional closures to your finished pieces.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Twisted Wire Earrings
Meet your instructor, Melody MacDuffee, and glimpse the wide array of projects and techniques you'll learn over the course of this class, ranging from rings to earrings, brooches and more. Learn the basics of Melody's signature twisted wire technique as you create delicate floral motif earrings.
2. Branching Out Necklace
3. Filigrees in Frames
4. Filigree Cuff Bracelet
5. Free-Form Brooch
6. Twisted Wire Bezels
7. Unbeaded Floral Overlays

Taught by

Melody MacDuffee
Melody MacDuffee
Melody MacDuffee has been making jewelry for years and has authored three books on wireworking: Boutique Bead & Wire Jewelry, Lacy Wire Jewelry and Decorative Wire Findings. She teaches wirework classes across the United States and has traveled as far as Morocco and West Africa to share her signature techniques. She is also the co-founder and executive director of Soul of Somanya, a nonprofit that uses jewelry making to provide jobs and increase self-sufficiency for at-risk youth in Ghana.

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