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WORKSHOPS A La Carte Menu -  ADVANCED

Advanced workshops are for anybody who has some knowledge of working with wire in the past. If you are not sure whether you have enough experience, please talk to Birgit to avoid disappointment.

To discuss date and time, please contact Birgit via the form on the right 
or ring on 07910 251 629 before you make a payment.

All workshops include materials, Loyalty Point and photo instruction leaflet.

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2.5hrs Advanced Workshops £20

SPIRAL FLOWERS 

£20

Advanced

Coil wire around a dowel and tease into a flower shape. With a little bit of practice you can make some beautiful earrings and necklaces or pendants from copper, silver plated or coloured aluminium wire.

Code: SPIRALFL


WIRE SET FOCAL BEADS 

£20

Advanced

Give focal beads a beautiful wire setting by wrapping wire freestyle around your pliers and hammering before adding the bead.

Code: FOCAL

WIRE WRAPPING 

Pendant Beads

£20

Advanced

Learn how to wire wrap focal beads and make some stunning pendants and earrings. You will learn to make spirals, wrap the wire into bead caps and develop your own design. Flat round, square, rectangular and drop shaped beads are available

Code: WRAP

CRYSTAL WRAPPED SHAPES 

£20


Wrap crystals around wire into spirals and other shapes or ‘fill’ a heart with beads for a very pretty result.

Code: CRYSTALWRAP

DRAGONFLY 

£20


Make a beaded wire body and wrap the wings in shimmering crystals in the colours of your choice. Can be made in copper or silver plate. Finish with a brooch pin, hang as a pendant from a chain or sew onto a hairband. Great to pin on coats, hats or scarves and draw a bit of attention.

Code: DRAGON

ANCIENT TREASURES

£20


Lots of coiling and delicate work in this advanced project – but what a result! Make earrings and a pendant.

Code: TREASURE

COPPER CHAINS

£20


We will be bending, scrolling, hammering, patinating wires of all gauges to make some gorgeous chain links. A great opportunity to experiment and invent your very own chain links. Projects can be made with silver plated wire if you prefer.

Code: CHAINS

WIGGLY CHAIN

£20


Use heavy gauge wire to make the irregular wiggles between the

beads. Hammer, texture and patinate if you like. Takes some strength in your hands, and gives you a chunky yet graceful design.

Code: WIGGLY

SPIRAL BRACELET 

£20


Though these hammered coils look impressively intricate, it is not as difficult as you might think!

This technique also makes stunning necklaces and earrings.

Code: SPIRAL

BEAD CAGE BRACELET

£20


We will capture beads in a spiral cage, so get your mind into 'coiling gear'. Looks more complicated than it is and can be made in all different wires and sizes. Lots of design potential.

Code: CAGE

MMM BRACELET

£20


In this workshop you will be making some gorgeous chain links which can form a bracelet or necklace. Charms or Copper wire bring colour and sparkle.

Code: MMM

PADDLE EARRINGS

£20


Quite a minimalist design, but don’t be fooled. Hammer, texture, file and punch to achieve this sleek look.

Code: PADDLE

TREE OF LIFE PENDANTS £20


Same principle as the Suncatcher Workshop, but in a smaller frame and variations of shape and size.

Code: TOLPEN

SQUARE WIRE LEAF SET

£20


Square wire gives this simple shape a stunningly elegant look.

Code: SQUARELEAF

EARRINGS GALORE

£20


Coil, curl, wrap to your heart’s delight and design your very own earrings.

Code: EARGALORE

DOUBLE BANGLE

 £20


Hammer and twist wire elements for a gorgeous design. Bring some patience for this one.

Code: DOUBLE

CRYSTAL DROP EARRINGS

£20


Wrap sparkling crystals into this very pretty drop design. Intricate and a bit fiddly – but it’s worth the effort.

Code: CRYSDROP

BEADED SPIRAL BRACELET

£20


Coil your chosen wire around a bead and fit links together into a beautiful bracelet or necklace. A challenging, classy design.

Code: BEADSPIRAL

DOUBLE COILS BRACELET

 £20


Lots of coiling in this bold and attention-grabbing design, finish with patinating.

Code: COILS

SATURN'S RINGS & SCROLLS EARRINGS

£20


Hammer a length of wire before curling it around a bead. Equally effective in silver or copper.

Code: SATSCROL

PENDULUM & ? EARRINGS

£20


Use heavy gauge wire, scrolling and coiling techniques, hammering and texturing to achieve some bold results.

Code: PENDULUM

WIRE FRAME WRAPPING

£20


We will be making a wire shape (like a heart) with thicker wire and wrapping thin wire (choice of colours) and small crystals into the space – really beautiful.

Code: FRAME

YIN-YANG CHAIN

£20


Heavy gauge wire, round nose pliers and the scrolling technique all go into this ‘balancing’ design. If you work with copper, you can add patination, too.

Code: YINYANG

TWISTED WIRE PROJECTS

£20


Use ready twisted wire to make earrings, pendants or even a bracelet and twist square wire yourself for an unusual, beautiful result.

Code: TWIST

HERRINGBONE WEAVE

£20

Sun 23 Oct 2-4.30pm

An interesting and varied technique which can be used for earrings, necklace, pendant, bracelet - you name it. A choice of copper or silver plated wires adds to the variety. After learning the technique you experiment and design your own piece(s) of jewellery.

More pictures following later.

Code: HERRING2310

3hrs Advanced Workshops £35

COPPER BANGLE 

£35

In this workshop you will plat, coil, and shape soft copper wire into a bangle; you will also have the opportunity to patinate the bangle to the desired colour. Wire for two bangles is included in the price.

Code: COBANGLE

FILLED WIRE FRAME PENDANTS

£35


Make a frame with chunky wire, hammer and use thin wire to wire in your favourite beads. Stunning look and slightly challenging freestyle design.

Code: FILL

GIANT SUNCATCHER 

£35


In a 2mm thick copper wire frame create a magnificent 7-8” tall tree with gemstone/glass chips and beads.

Code: GIANTOL

WOVEN CUFF 

£35


For this gorgeous copper cuff we will be using wire weaving techniques, hammering, texturing, and eventually patinating and polishing. An all-round project. Wire for one cuff included.

Code: WOVENCUFF

FREEFORM SWIRLS

£35


Make a freeform wire frame (I used heart shapes) and fill with swirls, curls, coils and beads. Choose from copper, non tarnish copper or silver plated wire - creative, organic, beautiful.

Code: SWIRLS

4hrs and Longer Advanced Workshops

STONE & CABOCHON SETTING 

£40


Learn two different ways of setting undrilled stones or cabochons. The twisted frame setting is a simple, quick way to set stones. The basket weave setting takes a bit longer and is more challenging. The results are simply stunning! Wires and two stones included.

Code:  CABSET

GEMSTONE BONSAI TREE 

on Rock

 £40


 Like for the Bonsai tree in the pot we use gemstone chips, crystal beads and a simple twisting technique to create the tree. We will then mount this onto a natural rock so that ‘roots’ are visible – an enchanting project. All materials (prepared rock, wire, crystals etc.) included.

Code: ROCKTREE

AUTUMN LEAVES 

£40


A very seasonal workshop with resulting jewellery that can be worn all year round. We will be embossing and flame colouring copper sheet leaves and accentuate with crystals and beads. Combined with wire (also leaf shaped), the variations are sheer endless and the colours are warm and vibrant. Expect a challenging and very creative afternoon.

Code: LEAVES

FINE SILVER FUSING 

£40

This is a step towards traditional silversmithing – a very exciting project. Fuse fine silver wire into rings to make a stunning pendant or earrings. Shape, hammer and texture the rings. Add beads on balled silver headpins. Because of the high cost of fine silver only Pendant or Earrings are included in the price. Materials for further pieces of jewellery can be purchased on the day.

Code: FSFUSE

STERLING SILVER

WIRE CHAIN BRACELET
£40

If you want to start using precious metals and make a piece of classy jewellery which does not lose its good looks, then this is an ideal first project.

In this workshop you will be making two bracelets: one with silver plated wire to give you enough confidence to make the same bracelet with Sterling Silver wire. All materials are included (yes, the Sterling Silver wire too!).
Code: SSBRACELET

PRETTY PINS 

£40


Make a variety of fabulous fibula pins to wear on jumpers, jackets, coats, scarves, hats. Pin is in! 

Code: PINS

CREATIVE COPPER 

£40


A treat for all copper and wirework enthusiasts. Curl, coil, hammer, texture, wrap, patinate and experiment with various gauges of copper wire. You will be making bracelets, earrings, necklace, rings and more. Wires included, beads charged as used.

Code: CREACO

FINE SILVER CHAIN 

£60


This project needs the experience of the first Fine Silver Fusing workshop as a basis.

We will be making a heavy gauge continuous fine silver chain to use as a bracelet. You will learn how to make a variety of shapes like round, oval, rectangular or heart. If you like, beads can be connected between the links. Finish with a Sterling silver lobster clasp.

Materials for one completed bracelet will be included. More pictures here

Code: FSCHAIN

 

Rose Ring 

This technique lends itself to anything from a pretty rose shape to a nest or other bold statement piece. Combined with Curly Wurly Ring above

Curly Wurly Ring


Make various colourful rings choosing from a variety of soft, coloured aluminium wires. Combined with Rose Ring underneath

Code: RINGS

Trilogy Ring


Make very pretty, delicate rings with three graded beads/crystals in your choice of colours, a fun and challenging first ring project.

Code: RINGS