Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fun With Wire

Sample of pieces to be made in the class
Fun With Wire is a class designed to teach the participants basic techniques in wire work. We gonna play with wire and have fun at the Toronto Bead Society's (TBS) Technique Night on April 18 2012 at Ryerson University in Toronto

In this class you"ll learn:
  • How to make wire beads
  • Horizontal Wire Wrapping
  • Coiling around a bead 
  • A dangle
There will be opportunities to make wrapped loops too (one of the fundamentals of wire work) and a spiral headpin. There is no kit fee - you can just go into your stash.

You'll need:
  • 6/0 seedbeads (approx. 5g)
  • 20 and 22 gauge Artistic or Parawire 
  • A square or rectangular bead
  • 2 14mm beads
  • A ball point pen
  •  Wire Cutters
  • Chain - nose Pliers
  • Flat - nose Pliers
  • Round - nose Pliers
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers (optional)
  • Beading Mat
  • Measuring tape or Ruler

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