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Wire Jewellery Workshop - Newquay Adult Education Centre
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About this course
This fun workshop will explore how to use different types of wire and create wonderful bespoke jewellery. Learning simple wire techniques you'll learn to wire-wrap a focal bead or stone to create a pendant, simple wire loops to create earrings and learn how to create an assortment of wire wrapped rings, using different colour wire.
Who is this course for?
This workshop is for anyone of any ability, who wants to learn jewellery making within 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?
While the course outcomes and your personal objectives will be discussed and agreed at the first session, upon completion of this course, you should be able:
1. To recognise which thickness of wire is best for particular jewellery projects and the properties of each;
2. To demonstrate use of pliers to create loops in wire for simple and wrapped loops;
3. To demonstrate knowledge of simple wire wrapping around a pendant;
4. To show knowledge of using a ring stick or mandrel to manipulate wire into a ring shape;
5. To 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 instruction 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 and/or a stone or similar for the pendant to be wrapped with wire that you would like to use in this workshop, you are welcome to bring this along.
Please bring a packed lunch
About the tutor
Amanda Crago has been a professional jewellery designer since 2010, when she started her own business Bowerbird Jewellery - but jewellery making has been a hobby since a teenager. Largely, self-taught in a variety of jewellery making techniques such as beading, wirework and polymer clay - she also loves to experiment with different materials and push the boundaries of mixed media jewellery. Her work has been displayed at the Northampton Art Gallery and Royal Cornwall Museum and has had many jewellery projects published in magazines in the UK and Australia. She sells her work at Falmouth Art Gallery and online.
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