Wire II



In this class, we will make bracelets, pendants, rings and various other projects. Pendants will be sculpted and border wrapped. Projects will be made from half hard and dead-soft wire in either sterling silver or gold-filled. We will be using mostly 20, 21, and 22GA square wire, as well as 18 and 20GA half-round wire. Students should bring their own tools and any wire, cabochons, and beads they wish to use; however, the instructor will have wire and other supplies available for purchase if necessary. Each student should have an Optivisor or another Magnifier. Materials cost will depend on the types and quantities of supplies purchased. Lab fee covers three DVD’s (Interchangeable Cabochons Pendant Vol. I) and one CD (includes about sixty-five informational files and some tutorials.

Lab Fee: $40

Estimated Material Cost, If You Don’t Have The Wire You Need: $120-$250

Prerequisite: Wire I or about six months of independent practice.



Gene started making jewelry as a hobby in 2003. He attended William Holland School of Lapidary Arts and took Wire 2 under Lisa Roberts, Precious Metal Clay under Mary Ann & Ken Devos, Silver 1 under Dan Haga, Silver 1 under Don & Ann Monroe, Cabochons under Diane Brooks, and Rings, Rings, Rings under Ruth Ann Moore. He continued his work with wire and in 2005 was a victim of hurricane Katrina. He moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi in 2006 where he took a position as a Jewelry Wire Artist and Designer for a major company. Shortly after that the company closed its business in Vicksburg and moved to Missouri. Gene did not want to go that far north (Too Cold) so he retired and moved to Decatur, Alabama where he has a brother. Gene made three instructional DVD’s titled, “Interchangeable Cabochon Pendants Volume 1 and 2 and Interchangeable Bead Pendants Volume 1 which are his designs and creations. Gene has been teaching at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts since June 15th 2008.