Integrating Wire Wrapping into Metalsmithing

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What you will learn:


Day 01:

  • About the instructor
  • Supplies needed
  • Creating the wire wrapped parts and shaping.
  • How to solder
  • Using wire reticulation method

Day 02:

  • Begin piece with added bezel (go over the different processes of building a piece with bezel)
  • Finish the added bezel piece. Start components to be used on Beetle piece.
  • Begin assembly of Beetle.

Day 03:

  • Finish the Beetle project.
  • Detailing the finished product, such as cleaning edges.
  • Applying patina and other deep cleaning techniques to enhance your pattern.
  • 2-Wire Weave
  • 3-Wire Diamond Weave
  • 3-Wire Alternating Weave
  • Coreset Weave
  • Ladder Weave
  • Pyramid Stack
  • Snake Weave
  • Fern Weave
  • Tapestry Weave
  • How to splice weaving wires
  • How to shape the weave nicely
  • Scrolling the ends


  • Materials List
  • How to create reticulated leaves
Integrating Wire Wrapping into Metalsmithing
Integrating Wire Wrapping into Metalsmithing
Integrating Wire Wrapping into Metalsmithing

About the course

In this exciting course I will be instructing you on a really fun and interesting method to bring texture and unique design elements into your metalsmithing, using reticulation and wire wrapped components. I'll cover how to do a basic wire weave and how to get that piece, shaped and prepared for soldering. I will also show you silver dust reticulation which adds an interesting sandy texture to any piece. I'm looking forward to show you how much more you can achieve by adding wire wrapped components to your metal work. I hope this course sparks your imagination to build with this technique and to see what wonderful things you are able to create.

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Curious Mondo: Wire Wrapping into Metalsmithing

Time table:
9 hours

Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Jewelry Artists, wire-wrappers, metalsmiths

Main objective:
Learn how to integrate wire wrapping into metalsmithing.


Nikolas Kienitz Curious Mondo Instructor

About the instructor

Nikolas Kienitz

I was born in Germany but raised in the mountains of Utah for the majority of my life. With this background I loved to learn about and explore different cultures and traditions. A lot of my inspiration comes from learning about these places, and that pushes me to be a better artist.

Growing up so close to nature was a great experience that helped form my art style today. I've always loved nature and my life has always been heavily intertwined with it. It's been a goal of mine to always try to recreate the beauty of the natural world.

I have always done some form of art, as far back as i can remember. It started at a very young age with drawing and painting, then moved into fashion and design, and currently, my true love, jewelry.

Jewelry making had always been a side hobby for me, something I did just for myself. As I was going through my sewing phase, I started to realize how much more I enjoyed the process of making the accessories for the outfit than the outfit itself. Because of this I decided to prefect my skills with years in metalsmithing and jewelry classes and hope to share my knowledge with you.

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