Jewelry Making: Wire Wrapping Found Objects & Unusual Shapes

Learn how to create wire-wrapped pendants using simple tools and a found object like a seashell, rock, or other item.
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

This course has been created for weekend jewelry crafters who want to learn how to wire wrap found objects, gemstones, or rocks. Unlike traditional metalwork, wire wrapping does not require caustic chemicals or fire. You can even design and create a pendant while sitting on the couch as long as you have a lap desk. It takes less than a 1/2 hour to create a unique piece of art.

Wire wrapping is a wonderful way to use your newfound jewelry making skills to supplement your income. You can sell these new art forms at craft fairs, local boutiques, and online. Every piece will be one-of-a-kind. Don't be afraid to charge wholesale at 10 times what it costs to create these pieces of jewelry. Unlike basic beaded necklaces, these items will appeal to the buyer who wants to own something unique and not easy to duplicate. Even though the pieces are unique, the techniques are easy to master within one day.

This course has a full 30-day guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied, Udemy will refund the full cost of the course. So, please enroll today. You have nothing to lose, and a new skill to gain!

This course was last updated with a new wire wrapping technique on 12/26/2014.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisite knowledge needed. You will need to purchase 24 gauge dead soft wire, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, and wire cutters. You will also need an object that is at least 1 inch long to wire wrap.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to create three different pendants.
  • You will learn about the tools that are used for wire wrapping.
  • You will also learn two different single wire designs and a multiple wire design.

What is the target audience?

  • Absolute beginners who want to learn how to create jewelry are welcome. Even if you have never picked up a pair of wire cutters, you will be able to create a new piece of jewelry, quickly and easily.

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:03

This is an introductory lecture about why I started wire wrapping and a welcome to the course.

Section 2: Wire Wrapping Single Wire Design for Wide or Flat Pieces
09:31

This lecture explains, step by step, the process of wire wrapping with a single wire. It goes over tools and materials for this wire wrap design and for the variation and shows hand movements in close-up detail.

14 pages

This presentation includes step by step instructions on how to wire wrap using a single wire. It also includes a list of supplies that you will need for this design and for the variation. If you want to buy these on Amazon.com, I've put them together in one location for you. Visit http://astore.amazon.com/craftoday-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=2.

09:31

This video shows a different technique on wire wrapping with a single wire. You will need the same tools and supplies as the previous lecture which can be found in Lecture 4. If you would like to buy them online, I've assembled them together on Amazon.com. The link is: http://astore.amazon.com/craftoday-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=2

Section 3: Multiple Wire Wrapping for Precious Items
14:58

This is a more advanced form of wire wrapping. You use several pieces of wire to create a one-of-a-kind pendant. I recommend making several single wire designs before using this technique. Practice using craft wire for the first few pendants in order to start building muscle memory and symmetry in your wraps.

Section 4: Conclusion
9 pages

These slides will give you hints and tips on how to make your pieces sparkle.

10 questions

This is an assessment to see how you have absorbed the materials.

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Instructor Biography

Monique Littlejohn has been a professional fundraiser and top level development and marketing executive for more than 14 years.

She has taught hundreds of development and management staff about fundraising, committee and board development. She is also a philanthropist who has turned her passion for gem cutting and jewelry making into tens of thousands of dollars in donations throughout California, Hawaii, and South Australia.

She is also an accomplished jewelry designer and craft teacher who has published 7 books on jewelry making.

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