Wire II - Bracelets Only
with Gene Sheridan
at William Holland
This class will be making Bracelets only. We will make bracelets using pattern wire, half round wire, square wire, twisted square wire, and round wire that is twisted together and then is flattened by running it through a rolling mill.
We may also use beads and crystals in some bracelets and cabochons in others.
We will be using 18, 20, 21 and 22 ga. square wire, both half-hard and dead soft; 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 ga. half round—half hard wire; and 14 and 16 ga. round – dead soft wire.
Both Sterling Silver and Gold Filled Wire will be used. We will use more 20 ga. square dead soft and half hard wire and 16ga. round wire than anything else. We will use lots of 18ga. half round half hard for wrapping. I can’t tell you how much of each wire you will need because I don’t know how many Bracelets you can make. Most students make around 12 but one student made 37 in one week. She was in my class 5 times.
Students should bring their own well marked tools and an Optivisor or other magnifier.
If you don’t have your own supplies your cost will depend on supplies purchased.
You should go home with $600 – $700 or more of jewelry to sell plus the knowledge to make more.
I will have wire and supplies for sale if needed.
Lab Fee is for three DVD’s. Interchangeable Cabochon Pendants Vol. I and II, Interchangeable Bead Pendant Vol. I and one CD with about 65 Files of information and some tutorials