Learn the timeless Byzantine chainmaille weave. During the class, you will learn and practice the weave in copper, create a hand forged clasp and stamped tag for a bracelet, and then use your skills to create a gorgeous pair of sterling silver graduated Byzantine earrings with handcrafted ear wires. Bracelet may not be completed in class, but you’ll have the skills and tools to finish at home if needed
Taught by: Lynn Kvigne of C-My Designs from Omaha, NE
Students must purchase kit at the time of class.
Kit Cost: $30.00
Kit Includes: Copper and sterling silver jump rings; copper and sterling silver wire; copper blank tag; one pair bent nosed pliers; one pair flat nosed pliers
Prerequisites needed: Must have hand strength to open & close 18 gauge wire rings.
Tools &/or Supplies Students Must Bring: Bring glasses if you need them for detail work
Tools Supplied: Wire cutter, round nosed/stepped pliers, bench block, hammer, metal stamps, beat mat
Students will explore the process of creating unique jewelry from Leather. Learn a variety of techniques. Several jewelry items will be created. Embellishments and design options will be endless in this workshop to make your own one of a kind jewelry.
Taught by: Steph Wolcott of Simply Home Sweet Home from Louisville, NE
Create the sweet, swirly heart bracelet with a beaded link chain. Students will learn how create a hand formed heart focal point and heart clasp from sterling silver wire, including a bit of wire weaving to complete the large heart shape. Also, basic hammering and finishing techniques as well as designing and making beaded links for the bracelet chain using beads of the student’s choice. The instructor will have selection of beads as well as small Swarovski crystals available to accent the heart if desired.
Taught by: Michele Michaelsen of Elements by Michele Omaha NE
Prerequisites Needed: While this can be considered a beginner class, some previous knowledge of working with wire will be beneficial but not required
Tools Supplied: Instructor will supply all tools (Chain nose pliers, flush cutter, round nose pliers, hammers and bend block). If students have their own tools, they are encouraged to bring them. Will also provide silver wire, beads and crystals to create the students design.