This is a full day course to introduce you to wirework jewellery making.
This course focuses on the very basics to get you started with wirework. 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 09.00 - 16.00. The course begins with an introduction to 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 including making a basic copper chain and finishing off the piece with a hook clasp. Also, you will learn more about the semi-precious stones used in your project.
At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills to make fully handcrafted bracelets and necklaces in rosary link chain and basic chain link styles. You will also be able to make a pair of simple drop earrings with handcrafted ear wires.
To ensure individual attention, classes are kept to a maximum of four people.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course
fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be
provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The use of all tools and materials to complete the projects are included in the price. However, there is the opportunity to purchase further wirework kits and materials on the day.
Please note that tea and coffee are provided, but please bring your own lunch.