Introduction to Copper Wire Jewellery £60
Copper wire is a wonderful medium with which to make structured jewellery. Combined with semi precious stones and glass crystal beads you can learn to make unique pieces for yourself or as gifts for family and friends. Introduction to copper wire jewellery is the first step to achieving this.
About the course
Introduction to copper wire jewellery focuses on the very basics to get you started working with wire and beads. During this one day course, you will be introduced to the tools, materials and techniques to produce a rosary link necklace and a pair of simple drop earrings, using copper wire and semi-precious gemstones.
The course runs from 09.30 – 15.30. We begin with an introduction to copper wire jewellery and copper wire, its properties and how to choose the correct gauge for your projects. After this, we will look at the toolkit that we will be using and discuss each tool, how it is used most effectively to produce the best results and to protect your hands.
We will then go through the tutorial for making a simple pair of drop earrings. After this, you will learn the technique of rosary linking semi-precious beads with copper wire to produce a rosary link necklace and finishing off the piece with a hook clasp. Lastly, you will learn how to make a simple plain copper wire ring
knowledge and skills you will achieve
At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills to
- Select the correct wire gauges for your project
- Cut and shape ear wires for and a simple hook fastening
- Use a chasing hammer to work harden wire components and add hammered detail
- Shape a simple ring on a ring mandrel
Using these techniques, you will leave the course with the skills to make fully handcrafted bracelets and necklaces and a simple ring.
Where do I start…! What a wonderful day. The setting on Sarah and Martin’s boat was just lovely – especially with the fabulous wood burner and Frobisher the cat for company (I hope I spelt his name right!). We were instantly made to feel very welcome, and Sarah took us as slowly as we needed through basic wirework to enable us to create some lovely earrings, pendants and necklaces. We had a great selection of beads and colours of wire to choose from, and, as we progressed, Sarah showed us some more complex wirework, and the day just flew by!I was so pleased with the items that I managed to create, and even took them to work to show my colleagues, who were also suitably impressed.We had such a good time, we have booked in again to have a go at making some wirework Christmas decorations, and I am already really looking forwards to it. Highly recommended. :0)