OK, so I now have 4 weeks in a row without any new jewelry posts. Oh, my!
This Sunday I took the Wire 3 – Advanced Wire Working class from Beadworld, my neighborhood bead shop. I love this store and I love their classes. The instructors and staff are so helpful! I have seen them teach customers on the fly and even help customers finish off their pieces in the store. They now offer free mini workshops in addition to the more detailed paid classes.
The Wire 3 class was so wonderful! We went over so much! The class went from 10:30 to 4:30. Let me just say, that is a LONG time for a crafting workshop. I was beat. And I mean BEAT!
It really got me inspired though. I came out of class pumped and ready to get back on track. I have so many projects I want to share with you.
The last class I took was in May, I believe, and I still owe you a tutorial of what I learned in that class. I figured today I will share with you what I plan on going over in the next month or so. It will help me get back on task and hopefully get you excited too.
Here are my upcoming tutorials!
Wire 2: Wire Wrapped Loop
This tutorial will build on skills from Wire 1: the Basic Loop. Here are some examples of what can be made with the wire wrapped loop:
O Earwire with Dangles
I actually self-taught myself this one when making Christmas presents this past December. To my surprise, they taught us how to make these in my Wire 3 class. I LOVE figuring it out before class time. The same thing happened when I came up with my design for the Green Leaves Earrings. Here is an example of the earring that will be made in this tutorial:
Seed Bead Hoop Earring
This earring is a tear drop hoop with seed beads, hanging from ear wires. Below is the one I made back in December for a Christmas present for my sister-in-law.
I plan on covering what I learned in the advanced wire working class, however, it will be spread out over then next few months. I want to build my DIY Kitchen Table before I start investing in more jewelry making tools. Part of my dilemma is that I don’t have adequate crafting space. I don’t even have a table right now! One of the tools I will be buying to make my table will serve double duty for jewelry making (so excited!).
Are you as excited as I am for these upcoming tutorials?
Do you like how my pictures for the wire wrapped loop turned out? I think they look so much more professional! I still need to work on getting the correct exposure, but I am very excited on how they turned out. Can you believe that these pictures were taken in the evening? I will be sharing how I took these shots this coming Monday.
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