Wire I

JUNE 2-8, 2024 WILLIAM HOLLAND

JUDI WILD - WIRE I

This class is specifically designed for the new wire-wrapping student, but it’s also a great refresher class. We will have lots of fun learning the basics of wire work, then building on this foundation while creating beautiful jewelry. You will learn about tool selection, purchasing cabs and wire, and the wire choice for specific projects, as well as how to manipulate wire into shapes that enhance your creations. Class Projects include earrings, bracelets, pendants, and rings. I have prepared Project Kits and offer a selection of metal, crystal, and gemstone beads to further enhance your jewelry items. I have a complete tool kit for class use. Although everything will be ready for you, you may choose to bring your own tools, beads, and cabs. An Opti VISOR or similar magnifier is a MUST for this class. Bring an adventurous spirit and your imagination. Class Fee includes workbook, two mini kits, practice wire, etc. Project costs may vary depending on the current precious metal market.


Lab Fee:  $75

Est. Material Cost:  $100-$275 

Prerequisite:  None


BIO:

JUDI WILD

Judi, always the consummate crafter and eager to learn new skills, started wire wrapping in 2007. She has attended William Holland twice or more each year to further refine her wire wrapping techniques. Judi has trained with some of the best wire artists at William Holland, and has also studied Chain Maille & Silver. Since 2008, Judi has taught at local bead stores, bead shows, and all-day retreats, as well as providing numerous programs for her local bead society. She is the co-founder and past president of the Greater Birmingham Bead Society and a member of the Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society. Judi also teaches Polymer Clay I and II. While looking for an alternative activity to wire wrapping and weaving, she absolutely fell in love with the versatility of PC. She is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association, and has organized a PC Group in her hometown to learn and share more about this colorful medium. Judi and her husband, John, a William Holland Cabochon instructor, live in Boaz, AL with a couple of rescue Yorkies who travel well and think they rule the household.