I'll be teaching several styles during a two-hour session at OFFCenter in Albuquerque, on Saturday, August 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $20.00. Please call OFFCenter to register soon -- class size is limited to 12 people. 505-247-1172.
Here's more info from the official class description:
Come and learn how to make your own no-solder earring wires!
You'll learn several styles that will help you save money and give your earring designs a spe-cial, handmade finish.
We'll practice with brass and sterling silver wire and learn to make basic French wires with loops, beaded loops, little nooses, cobras, cosmic spirals, long V's, and variations on those techniques.
You'll learn all the hand shaping and finishing techniques you need to make professional looking earring wires, and once you get the hang of that we'll also cover hammering and oxidizing the wire.
The class fee covers all of your materials, but it is highly recommended that you bring these tools with you as there are a limited number of tools to share:
- Small round nose jewelry pliers
- Small flat nose jewelry pliers
- Small jewelry wire cutters
- Small bench block or anvil
- Small jeweler's hammer
- Jeweler's file
- Assorted beads with holes large enough to accommodate 20 ga. wire