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Start Wire Weaving: Cabochon Pendants

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Start creating the artisan jewelry you've always admired! Learn to weave a stunning wire pendant, bail and embellishments that will showcase any stone in style.

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What You Get

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

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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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Preparing the Bail
4. Designing the Bail
5. Finishing the Back
6. Finishing the Front
7. Antiquing & Finishing

Recommended with this class

  • Wire, bare copper (preferred for first project)
  • Curved-nose pliers
  • Round-nose pliers

Taught by

Dawn  Horner
Dawn Horner
Dawn Horner entered the world of jewelry design after a friend challenged her to try "the other side of the table" at the art shows Dawn loved to attend. Now, Dawn's jewelry has been featured in multiple issues of Wirework magazine, and she teaches her signature wire-weaving designs in classes across the country.

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