with Lisa Niven Kelly
Online Class

Make Your Own Wirework Findings

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Overview

Take your passion for making jewelry to the next level by learning to create your own beautiful, custom findings for wirework bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Award-winning artist Lisa Niven Kelly will entertain and encourage as she walks you through forming a wide variety of findings from ear wires to head pins and more! You’ll learn to perfect the basic loop and then build on that to create hooks, clasps and toggles that can serve as a stunning focal point for a piece. She will show you how to make coils, spirals and flowers to add interest and intricacy to the functional elements of your jewelry designs. You will learn to work in a variety of gauges and metals. Lisa shares her passion for design and will give you the confidence to create and construct your own metal masterpieces.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 3h53m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction
5m

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, artist Lisa Niven Kelly, and learn about the five essential tools you'll need to make beautiful wirework findings.

2. Wire Working Basics
47m

2. Wire Working Basics

Master the basics of wirework findings as Lisa demonstrates how to make loops, wire-wrapped loops, standard spirals and open spirals.

3. Coiling and Jump Rings
24m

3. Coiling and Jump Rings

Learn how to scale your wirework findings production by coiling wire to make several jump rings all at once. Lisa will show you several ways to coil wire -- by hand, using a drill and around the nose of a pair of pliers.

1. Introduction
5m

1. Introduction

2. Wire Working Basics
47m

2. Wire Working Basics

3. Coiling and Jump Rings
24m

3. Coiling and Jump Rings

4. Head Pins
31m

4. Head Pins

6. Hook Clasps
31m

6. Hook Clasps

7. Toggle Clasps
22m

7. Toggle Clasps

8. Sculptural Wire Toggles
16m

8. Sculptural Wire Toggles

9. Oxidizing & Polishing
20m

9. Oxidizing & Polishing

Recommended with this class

    • Assorted pliers, including: chain nose, bent chain nose, round nose and nylon jaw
    • Chasing hammer
    • Bench block