WireWrapping Jewelry Making GutsyGuide: Mastering the Basics
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WireWrapping Jewelry Making GutsyGuide: Mastering the Basics

Everything you need to begin creating your own beautiful wire wrapped jewelry
4.2 (3 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.
14 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 Articles
  • 62 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all the wire wrapping basics, including tools, terminology, methods and techniques
  • Construct basic wire wrapped components that serve as the structure of entire projects
  • Combine and connect wire wrapped components to create complete jewelry projects including earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.
  • Create your own gorgeous wire wrapped designs using the techniques and styles in this course
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Requirements
  • The desire to learn wire wrapping and have fun doing it
  • Students will need to purchase certain tools and supplies. I've outlined everything you will need in the free preview.
Description

This is an in-depth course with 60 core lectures that provides a thorough foundation in the versatile art of wire wrapping. Absolutely no experience is necessary to succeed in this course! All you need are some tools, supplies and the desire to become a proficient wire wrapper! 

In this course, you will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in all the wire wrapping basics, including tools, terminology, methods and techniques
  • Construct basic wire wrapped components that serve as the structure of entire projects.
  • Combine and connect wire wrapped components to create complete jewelry projects including earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.
  • Create your own gorgeous wire wrapped designs using the techniques and styles in this course.

This course provides material that is targeted to all types of learners. Whether you learn best by seeing, hearing, reading or doing, this GutsyGuide presents concepts and examples in ways that will make sense to you.

Projects include:

  • 3 pairs of earrings
  • 1 ankle bracelet
  • 4 rings
  • 1 necklace
  • 1 pendant
  • 5 bonus projects, including two pairs of earrings and three bracelets

Once you purchase this course, you are welcome to reproduce any of the projects to make for yourself, as gifts for family and friends, or even to sell for profit!

All necessary tools and supplies are outlined in the free previews and I have provided links to the actual items you'll see me use in this course. Alternatively, I offer a kit that includes all of these items in a single purchase - I have provided a link to this as well as a discount code for $20 off the purchase price.

Remember, you will have lifetime access to the course material, so you will be able to come back to it at your leisure to watch and review. You will also have access to me as your instructor to ask questions, give or receive feedback and share your designs.

Enrollment in this course is 100% risk free since your purchase includes a 30-day money back guarantee!

Can't wait to see you in class! We're gonna have so much fun!! :)

*A portion of the proceeds from every GutsyGuide sale goes directly to nonprofits that elevate women and girls*

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn the versatile art of wire wrapping
  • Wire wrapping newbies with absolutely no experience
  • Wire wrapping dabblers who are looking for a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more complex weaves
  • Although all are welcome, experienced wire wrappers will probably benefit more from my intermediate and advanced courses.
  • This course completely prepares the student to learn intermediate and advanced weaves, but those weaves are not included in this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
59 Lectures
02:34:23
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Wire Wrapping Fundamentals
7 Lectures 32:45

Welcome to your Wire Wrapping Mastering the Basics GutsyGuide!

Preview 03:38

In this lesson, I discuss what wire wrapping is - and isn't.

Preview 03:36

In this lesson, I will discuss the different categories of wire wrapping tools.

Preview 04:55

In this lesson, I will cover different types of metals that are available for wire wrapping.

Preview 05:25

In this lesson, I will discuss important things to know about wire, including shape, gauge, material and temper.

Preview 04:02

This lecture provides an outline of the different terms you will hear me use throughout this course and how they apply to what you're learning.

Preview 01:32

This is a comprehensive list of everything you will need for the entire course. Links are provided in the downloadable pdf, but not in the free preview.

What You Will Need and Where to Get It
09:37
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Essential Techniques I
6 Lectures 19:49

This is a list of everything you will need for all Essential Techniques sections. Links are provided in the downloadable pdf, but not in the free preview.

Preview 01:25

In this lesson, I will be demonstrating the proper way to open and close jump rings.

Preview 02:11

In this lesson, I will be demonstrating how to make a Basic Loop.

Preview 02:02

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to make two types of eye pins.

Preview 04:23

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to make seven types of head pins.

Preview 04:52

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to make two different styles of ear wires.

Preview 04:56
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Project 1 - Swarovski Dangle Earrings
2 Lectures 03:10

This is a list of everything you will need to make the Swarovski Dangle Earrings. Links are provided in the downloadable pdf, but not in the free preview.

Preview 00:38

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to wrap the Swarovski Dangle Earrings.

Wrapping the Swarovski Dangle Earrings
02:32
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Project 2 - Multi Loop Earrings
2 Lectures 05:22

This is a list of everything you will need to make the Multi Loop Earrings. Links are provided in the downloadable pdf, but not in the free preview.

Preview 00:42

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to wrap the Multi Loop Earrings.

Wrapping the Multi Loop Earrings
04:40
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Project 3 - Stackable Gemstone Bead Ring
4 Lectures 08:42

This is a list of everything you will need to make the Basic Gemstone Bead Ring. Links are provided in the downloadable pdf, but not in the free preview.

Preview 00:24

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to form the base of the Basic Gemstone Bead Ring.

Forming the Ring
01:25

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to attach the gemstone bead and finish the ring.

Attaching the Gemstone Bead
04:33

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to finish the Stackable Gemstone Bead Ring.

Finishing the Ring
02:20
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Essential Techniques II
4 Lectures 11:24

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to make an Infinity Link.

Preview 01:35

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to make a hook clasp.

Preview 02:42

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to make a Wrapped Bead Link.

Preview 02:09

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to attach beads and crystals to components using two different gauges of wire.

Preview 04:58
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Project 4 - Infinity Link Ankle Bracelet
2 Lectures 04:39

This is a list of everything you will need to make the Infinity Link Ankle Bracelet. Links are provided in the downloadable pdf, but not in the free preview.

Preview 00:49

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to wrap the Infinity Link Ankle Bracelet.

Wrapping the Infinity Link Ankle Bracelet
03:50
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Essential Techniques III
1 Lecture 03:06

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to make a Rosette/Swirl Link.

Preview 03:06
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Project 5 - Rosette Ring
2 Lectures 04:29

This is a list of everything you will need to make the Rosette Ring. Links are provided in the downloadable pdf, but not in the free preview.

Preview 00:27

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to wrap the Rosette Ring.

Wrapping the Rosette Ring
04:02
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Bonus Project! Stackable Rosette Bangle Bracelet
2 Lectures 02:35

This is a list of everything you will need to make the Rosette Bangle Bracelet. Links are provided in the downloadable pdf, but not in the free preview.

Preview 00:18

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to make a Rosette Bangle Bracelet.

Bonus! Stackable Rosette Bangle Bracelet
02:17
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About the Instructor
Heather Rivera, M.Ed.
4.6 Average rating
7 Reviews
33 Students
3 Courses
Artist, Designer and Owner at GutsyGirl Designs

As a Jersey girl who transplanted to Dallas, Texas, then Cleveland, Ohio, and now Cape Coral, Florida, I’ve taken my quirky creativity everywhere I’ve been. From obsessively making macramé string bracelets at nine to crocheting massive afghans at twenty to madly chainmailling every jump ring I see in my late 30s to joyfully wire-wrapping shells and gemstones at (ahem) forty-something…I’ve been creating with my hands for as long as I can remember.

To me, there is something so meditative and therapeutic about taking what seems like a million disjointed pieces and unifying them into a single cohesive piece. I can (and do) sit in the same spot for hours, utterly and blissfully focused on whatever my hands are working on.

I currently have two jewelry brands - Captibel Designs, which features starfish and shell jewelry from Sanibel and Captiva; as well as the edgier GutsyGirl Jewelry, which offers chainmaille, washermaille and captured crystal. My work has been presented in many juried  group exhibits in multiple US states. I am also part owner and managing member of the wonderful Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral. I have three bachelor's degrees and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology.

My purpose in developing and producing these GutsyGuides is to not only show you how to make particular projects, but also (and more importantly) to teach you skills that will enable you to invent your own. I have the monopoly on nothing, but I do have a substantial amount of knowledge to pass on. Since my jewelry design is all self-taught, much of that knowledge has been hard fought and hard won as I (painfully) figured it out through (sometimes very expensive!) trial and error. I'm hoping I can help you avoid some of that pain!

It feels fantastic to create and I believe that everyone is creative. If you have read this far into my bio, you will probably benefit from what I have to offer. It doesn't matter whether you are enjoying jewelry design as a hobby or looking to develop a productive business. My vision is to enrich the creativity that you already possess with new techniques and skills that will catapult your jewelry design to the next level.

See you in class!!

*A portion of the proceeds from every GutsyGuide sale goes directly to nonprofits that elevate women and girls!*