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Simple Wire Jewellery Workshop - Falmouth - Tregenver Centre

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About this course
Wire is an easy and inexpensive step into making your own metal jewellery and is a lot more flexible! You’ll learn how to use simple wire-wrap techniques to make a wrapped wire pendant with beads, simple wire wrapped ring with a bead focal, how to make simple bead loops and wire wrapped bead loops for earrings and a simple random loop bangle cuff! This workshop is for anyone of any ability, who wants to learn jewellery making with in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. No previous experience or skills are necessary, if you have made some jewellery or had a go using wire before it may be beneficial but not essential. There may be a few questions about previous experience in the Initial Assessment, but this is for the Tutor to help pitch the course for all skill levels.

What will I learn?
Recognise which thickness of wire is best for particular jewellery projects and the properties of each. Demonstrate use of pliers to create loops in wire for simple and wrapped loops and for a bangle Demonstrate knowledge of simple wire wrapping using beads Show knowledge of using a mandrel to manipulate wire into a ring shape Perform simple jewellery making techniques such as adding jump rings, clasps and earring hooks to make finished jewellery.

How will I learn?
This is a ‘learning by doing’ class. The tutor will demonstrate throughout the course but most skills will be learnt through you practising. The workshop is fun, stress-free and allows you to learn at your own pace. Assessment will be on-going throughout the workshop, with practical activities that will help you and your tutor to recognise your progress.

What do I need to bring with me?
Handout instructions will also be available, but you may want to bring pen, paper or notebook and small pointy scissors along too. If you have your own jewellery making pliers, you are welcome to bring these with you – pliers will be available if you don’t have them. If you have a particular focal bead for the ring project you would like to use in this workshop, you are welcome to bring this along.

What can I do next?
If you like this workshop, why not try the Creative Wire Jewellery course starting 24th January F709158.

About the tutor
Amanda Crago is a professional Jewellery Designer specialising in beaded and mixed media jewellery. Although qualified in Silver and copper traditional techniques, her passion has always been beaded jewellery which started as a hobby and grew into a career (and obsession!). She has attended workshops with well-known Jewellery Designers including Melanie Di Miguel from London, Lynn Firth from Stitch-n-Craft Beads, Dorset and Diane Fitzgerald from the USA. Amanda’s beading can be seen in the Ancient Civilisations Gallery on the interactive Egyptian display at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro and in private collections around the country. She is also a Member of ‘Made in Cornwall’ and of the Bead Society of Great Britain.

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