Online Class

Dimensional Wire-Wrapping Techniques

$39.99

Learn intermediate wire-wrapping skills as you create striking, sculptural forms.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with templates, tools & supplies recommended by Kathy
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kathy Frey
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Craft eye-catching, dimensional pieces with award-winning jewelry artist Kathy Frey as your guide. Begin by practicing hammering, forming and Kathy's signature weave to make an airy, leaf-shaped frame. Progress to a more complex, moon-shaped frame as you learn accessible tips for wrapping uneven shapes and seamlessly adding more wire mid-design. Then, delve into three- and four-sided frames for a wire-wrapped wow factor, and find out how to craft an elegant half-shell pendant with a hidden pearl inside. Discover how to create crisp bends in your wire, before wire wrapping an advanced pyramid frame with gold wire. And, explore versatile techniques as you learn how to wire wrap beach glass to create gorgeous focal elements for necklaces and more. Finally, elevate your designs with a stunning matte finish, two-tone patina or ombré effect.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Airy Wire Wrapping
21:34
Meet designer Kathy Frey, your guide to wire-wrapping jewelry for a dimensional effect. Get started shaping and hammering a leaf-shaped frame. Then learn Kathy's simple wire wrap to avoid tangles. Add beads for some flair and finish off the end loop to create a lovely pendant or earrings.
2. Advanced Wire Wrapping
25:04
3. Partially Dimensional Shapes
22:27
4. Pods & Pyramids
28:28
5. Double Frames
19:47
6. Boxed Stone Capture
20:13
7. Designer Patinas
16:26

Recommended with this class

  • Flat- & round-nose pliers
  • 24-to 26-gauge wire (for wrapping)
  • Jeweler's hammer

Taught by

Kathy Frey
Kathy Frey
Kathy Frey is an award-winning jewelry artist and author of Elegant Wire Jewelry. Her designs are sold around the U.S. Kathy is also the co-founder of the creative enterprise Cult of Gemini.

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