Gayle Bird
Craftsy Instructor

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

I'm a self-representing Cape Breton wire artist with a dozen years of experience writing clear instructions for online, adult learners. I love curriculum development almost as much as I love making jewellery! The two are combining beautifully with my online tutorials. Through all the art forms I've explored - painting, digital art, clay sculpting, web design, paper art, and calligraphy - my love of colour has guided me to new discoveries. ... Read Full Bio »

Gayle's Craftsy Classes

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Organic Wire-Wrapped Pendants

Harness unique techniques and an organic aesthetic to achieve projects that look like works of art! Begin class with a lesson on crafting free-form frames using simple cold connections. Gayle will show you how to create frames with integrated bails, and share tips for cutting and shaping your designs. Then, fire up your torch to solder two strong, elegant frames and experiment with texturizing and tempering for eye-catching results. Versatile captures are up next: Find out how to incorporate beads, sea glass and irregularly shaped objects into your projects with ease. And, pick up pro tips for confidently capturing stones and cabochons. Finally, follow along with Gayle to add dynamic loops and coils to your designs for structural support and visual appeal before completing your projects by adding an antique finish and clasps.  

 

$39.99

Gayle's Patterns

Freeform Statement Necklace

Free!

Double Rectangle Wire-Wrapped Pendant

$1.98

Angled Frame Wire-Wrap Pendant

Free!
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Gayle's Projects

Antiqued Copper & Sea Sediment Jasper
Steampunk Assemblage Pendants
Steampunk Clay Pendants
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