with Dawn Horner
Online Class

Start Wire Weaving: Cabochon Pendants

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Overview

Create wire-woven jewelry with confidence! Instructor Dawn Horner guides you every step of the way, beginning with an introduction to materials and techniques. Discover Dawn's figure-eight weave, then learn how to capture any cabochon with two variations of a woven bezel frame. Next, transform your bezel into a pendant with a lovely, marquise-shaped bail! Shape and align your bail and learn to weave a dreamcatcher-inspired netted backing to secure a stone to your pendant. Then, find out how to sew beads and eye-catching embellishments into the front of your piece and add finesse with an antiqued finish. Plus, discover key cleaning and polishing tips that will make all of your wirework shine!

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h51m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Wire Weaving
19m

1. Introduction to Wire Weaving

Meet your instructor, Dawn Horner, as you gain a sneak peek of the beautiful pendant you'll make in class. Next, learn how to select wires for your pieces, prevent injury while you work, and start practicing a figure-eight weave.

2. Building the Bezel Walls
21m

2. Building the Bezel Walls

Now that you've learned some weaving basics, it's time to use them to build gorgeous bezel walls. Dawn shows you an easy way to measure your stones, and demonstrates how to weave and compress the bezel as you work. Additionally, you'll learn how to create a beautiful sawtooth variation.

3. Preparing the Bail
17m

3. Preparing the Bail

Working with a bail can be intimidating, but Dawn shows you how to look at this jewelry component in a new way to recognize its artistic potential. Learn how to weave the bail, determining the best size and shape in the process. Dawn also shares the best ways to control the stone as you work.

1. Introduction to Wire Weaving
19m

1. Introduction to Wire Weaving

2. Building the Bezel Walls
21m

2. Building the Bezel Walls

3. Preparing the Bail
17m

3. Preparing the Bail

4. Designing the Bail
24m

4. Designing the Bail

5. Finishing the Back
31m

5. Finishing the Back

6. Finishing the Front
25m

6. Finishing the Front

7. Antiquing & Finishing
34m

7. Antiquing & Finishing

Recommended with this class

    • Wire, bare copper (preferred for first project)
    • Curved-nose pliers
    • Round-nose pliers
    • Cabochon/stone that measures 30 mm or greater in either direction