Integrating Wire Wrapping into Metalsmithing
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-- it's Free!
Live and Free*: March 16-18, 2020!
from 11:00am-2pm ET
(8-11am PT, 9-12pm MT,
10-1pm CT, 3-6pm GMT)
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.
In this course you will learn:
- Basic Wire Weaving
- Silver Dust Reticulation
- Preparing the Wire (shaping and flattening)
- Preparing for Reticulation
- ...and more!
About The Instructor
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.