Online Class

Make Your Own Wirework Findings


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

Skill Level


What You Get

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

How it works

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

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, artist Lisa Niven Kelly, and learn about the five essential tools you'll need to make beautiful wirework findings.
2. Wire Working Basics
3. Coiling and Jump Rings
4. Head Pins
5. Ear Wires
6. Hook Clasps
7. Toggle Clasps
8. Sculptural Wire Toggles
9. Oxidizing & Polishing

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Assorted pliers, including: chain nose, bent chain nose, round nose and nylon jaw
  • Chasing hammer
  • Bench block

Taught by

Lisa Niven Kelly
Lisa Niven Kelly
Lisa Niven Kelly is an award-winning artist and author of the best-selling book Stamped Metal Jewelry. Lisa is the founder of, an online clearinghouse for streaming video jewelry-making classes and high-quality tools and supplies. She was voted “Top 10 Teacher” by the editors and readers of Bead&Button Magazine.
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