Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday Tip - Everyday Wire Earrings

Wire is the most basic of jewelry component materials. It forms the basis of many designs from the simplest to very complicated elegant pieces and is a good material to begin with when you get started making jewelry.

Here's a tutorial that Cheryl Smeja put together for the Shake Rag Alley Monthly Workshop email newsletter back in 2013. It features four different wire working techniques used to make four earring designs - a spiral, a Greek key, a hoop and a Celtic knot.

Click here for the Everyday Earring tutorial.

Click here to sign up for the Monthly Workshop e-newsletter and get ongoing tutorials delivered right to your inbox (be sure to check "Workshop News").

And if you are inspired to do more, sign up for one (or more!) of these great wire working classes at the upcoming Beads and Bangles weekend in May:

Hammered Copper or Brass Wire Jewelry
Sat, May 21, 2016, 9am-noon
Judy promises "it will be noisy but  lot of fun" and you'll go home with lots of creative pieces.

Wire Basics - Clasps
Sat, May 21, 2016, 1-4pm
Learn basic skills for making jewelry with wire, then apply those skills to making a variety of clasps.

Working with Steel Wire: 
Get Your Hands Dirty and Fall in Love
Sun, May 22, 2016, 1-5pm
An intro to working with this humble, non allergenic, inexpensive and beautiful material.

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