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Make Your Own Wirework Findings

with Lisa Niven Kelly
Get wrapped up in creating custom wirework for your beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings with jewelry artist Lisa Niven Kelly.

Take your passion for making jewelry to the next level by learning to create your own beautiful, custom findings for wirework bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Award-winning artist Lisa Niven Kelly will entertain and encourage as she walks you through forming a wide variety of findings from ear wires to head pins and more! You’ll learn to perfect the basic loop and then build on that to create hooks, clasps and toggles that can serve as a stunning focal point for a piece. She will show you how to make coils, spirals and flowers to add interest and intricacy to the functional elements of your jewelry designs. You will learn to work in a variety of gauges and metals. Lisa shares her passion for design and will give you the confidence to create and construct your own metal masterpieces.  


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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, artist Lisa Niven Kelly, and learn about the five essential tools you'll need to make beautiful wirework findings.


Lesson 2. Wire Working Basics


Lesson 3. Coiling and Jump Rings


Lesson 4. Head Pins


Lesson 5. Ear Wires


Lesson 6. Hook Clasps


Lesson 7. Toggle Clasps


Lesson 8. Sculptural Wire Toggles


Lesson 9. Oxidizing & Polishing

"This class is a must for anyone who wants to work with wire, beginner or more experienced. Lisa teaches you the correct way to hold the pliers, position the wire and how to turn your hands. She does all this while explaining the steps in a clear and understandable voice. The positions of the cameras allows you to see what she is doing from all angles. Lisa never rushes through the steps and gives you much needed tips along the way. I wish this would have been my first lesson when I started working with wire. Lisa makes this a fun lesson while teaching you the right way to make your findings and learning the basic skills. Thank you, Lisa Niven Kelly."
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Shirley, Arkansas

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