Jewelry Making: Wire Wrapping Found Objects & Unusual Shapes
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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.
4.0 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
368 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2016
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Includes:
  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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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.
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.

Who 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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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 6 Lectures Collapse All 6 Lectures 58:03
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:03

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

Preview 01:03
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Wire Wrapping Single Wire Design for Wide or Flat Pieces
3 Lectures 19:02

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.

Preview 09:31

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.

How to Wire Wrap with a Single Wire Presentation
14 pages

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

Preview 09:31
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Multiple Wire Wrapping for Precious Items
1 Lecture 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.

Multiple Wire Wrap Video Instruction
14:58
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:00

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

Helpful Hints & Handy Tips
9 pages

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

Quiz
10 questions
About the Instructor
Mary Monique Littlejohn
4.2 Average rating
23 Reviews
842 Students
8 Courses

Monique Littlejohn is an accomplished jewelry designer, photographer, and nonprofit professional who now spends her time in South Australia.  

Jewelry Design: Monique has been designing and selling jewelry for 30 years. Her specialty is wire wrapping and she enjoys teaching others this unique art.

She is also an accomplished photographer who has won over 100 awards through Pixoto, Viewbug, and local competitions.

Her nonprofit leadership career has spanned several different areas including the arts, medical research, youth, and seniors.