AUGUST 14-20, 2023 WILDACRES - WEEK 1
VICKIE HODGES - WIRE WRAP/WEAVE
Learn the basics of wire wrapping and weaving to prepare you to launch into a new and exciting art. Learn the most popular different weaves starting out with basic weaving and working up to more complex weaves and styles. With the weaves and wrap styles we learn, we will make earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more using mainly copper wire and some sterling silver wire as well. The instructor will have wire available for purchase as well as some kits for future projects. Class fee includes printouts of different wire techniques and the first three projects in copper. Other kits and wire will be available for purchase. Tools and additional supplies may be purchased from the instructor, if desired. Estimated materials cost: $95 (subject to precious metals market changes) Max number of students: 6 - 8.
If you would like to bring your own tools, here is a list (Of which all will be available for purchase if needed):
Chain Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Nylon Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Fine Point Sharpie
Lab Fee: $95
Estimated Materials Cost: $0 and up depending on kits selected and materials used
Vickie Hodges - Wire Wrap/Weave
Vickie Hodges lives in Winston Salem, NC and has been beading most of her life. She's currently a member of the Kernersville Arts and Craft Guild, The Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club, and is the Historian for the SFMS, Winston Salem's AFAS (Art For Art's Sake) and the Red Dog Gallery. She currently has pieces of her artwork in The Couture shop in Kernersville and also Winston Salem, and in the Butterfly Effect in Greensboro, NC. She currently teaches wire classes at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts in downtown Winston Salem and at Earth Songs in Greensboro, NC and also teaches wire classes as well as beading classes in her home studio. She's a board member of the Greensboro Gem and Mineral club and has been a member for many years. She also writes tutorials and patterns of her own creations. Vickie loves to share her knowledge and is guaranteed to make you laugh in her classes. You can find pieces of her artwork on her Etsy site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ToriBethDesigns and she is open to custom pieces at her discretion.