Jewellery Workshop – Wirework

Jewellery Workshop – Wirework

Leisure Courses Location: Lymington Community Centre
Type: Part Time Day
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Course Details

This relaxed and friendly workshop  will expand your wirework skills to a new level. Forget scratchy and angular pieces of Jewellery you'll make beautiful, comfortable, stylish Jewellery that you'll be proud to wear.
You will learn about the properties of a range of metal wire and  how to shape wire by  hand forging and using forms and mandrels. As well as learning how to coil, wrap, spiral, cage and weave  wire,  and how to create cold connections.  You will learn to combine traditional and  contemporary Jewellery making techniques. You will begin by learning how to create  basic shapes,, moving on to more challenging shapes and pieces, it's then up to you what you make.
You will be using silver plated round wire and combining these with glass and crystal beads,  Freshwater Pearls and semi precious beads and stones to create a range of original earrings, bracelets,  pendants and necklaces. You will usually be able to complete one or two pieces in the session, more if you choose less involved  projects.

Who is the course for? — Suitable for the Beginner and those with some knowledge of Jewellery Making. Adaptations can be made which can challenge the more advanced Jewellery maker.

What are the aims of the course?— To provide the skills to make Jewellery in an exciting and fun environment, the emphasis is on designing and making Jewellery which you will love to wear.

What does the course involve? —You will, under guidance, design and  create your own individual piece of Jewellery.

What topics will I be covering? — Designing, hand and mandrel forming,  texturing,  cold connections, wrapping, coiling and caging.
 

 

Information & Support

Material costs:

There will be an additional charge which will start from around £8 per piece  (based  on a  necklace) and will depend on how many  projects you  choose to make.

For further information please feel free to contact Louise Simmonds on 01980 863855 or louisemsimmonds@aol.com.                                                                                                                                   

Available Dates and Locations

Code Location Date Day Time Contact
LLAC1261SP Lymington Community Centre 07/03/2017 to 07/03/2017 Tuesday 10:00 to 16:00 01590 679457 Enquire online

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