Online Class

Organic Wire-Wrapped Pendants

$39.99

Discover jewelry artist Gayle Bird's striking spin on wire-wrapped designs as you create two free-form pendants and a variety of captures.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Gayle Bird
  • 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

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Frames for Free-Form Pendants
16:49
Meet your instructor, Gayle Bird, and learn how to create free-form frames using cold connections. See how Gayle forms two unique shapes with integrated bails, and follow along as she shows you how to cut and shape your own fluid designs.
2. Soldered Frames
14:01
3. Bead & Beach Glass Captures
17:38
4. Stone & Cabochon Captures
19:38
5. Connections & Decorations
17:32
6. Complex Decorations
23:59
7. Final Assessment, Finishing & Clasp
23:38

Taught by

Gayle Bird
Gayle Bird
Gayle Bird has been a jewelry artist for nearly two decades, and she has been teaching almost as long. She is also the author of Freeform Wire Art Jewelry: Techniques for Designing with Wire, Beads and Gems. Find out more about Gayle and her work on her website, gaylebird.com.

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