Abstracts: Wirewrapping the Unusually-shaped Bead
Abstracts: Wirewrapping the Unusually-Shaped Bead

Abstracts: Wirewrapping the Unusually-shaped Bead

$120.00

Instructor: Maria Richmond
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm with a 1-hour lunch
Classroom: California Room
Cost of Required Kit: $45-$65, with bead, depending on wire and bead choice. Students may bring or purchase their own beads. Wire fee only, $20/copper, $25/silver-filled

Choose from a wide selection of abstract artisan lampwork beads and learn Maria’s techniques for creatively embellishing a bead without overwhelming it. Numerous wire wrapping techniques will be demonstrated that can be incorporated in this piece.

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Abstracts: Wirewrapping the Unusually-shaped BeadChoose from a wide selection of abstract artisan lampwork beads and learn Maria’s techniques for creatively embellishing a bead without overwhelming it. Numerous wire wrapping techniques will be demonstrated that can be incorporated in this piece.

Students will leave with their own unique pendant and the knowledge of many different techniques.

Instructor: Maria Richmond
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm with a 1-hour lunch
Classroom: California Room
Cost of Required Kit: $45-$65, with bead, depending on wire and bead choice. Students may bring or purchase their own beads. Wire fee only, $20/copper, $25/silver-filled

Skill Level: Intermediate  Students should be comfortable handling 14, 16, 18 and 26 gauge wire. They should have some experience creating both open and closed spirals

Technique Learned: Wirework

Kit Includes:

  • 18, 20 and 26 gauge wire
  • an artisan-made lampwork bead
  • wire coiling tool (students can keep)
  • liver of sulfur patina
  • polishing pads
  • printed tutorial
  • ruler

Supply list for students to bring:

  • chain nose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • round nose pliers
  • nylon wire straighteners
  • hammer
  • bench block
  • task lamp
  • reading glasses if needed

The instructor will bring some tools to share. Students may purchase additional kits or beads if they choose.

About Maria Richmond:
Maria Richmond
Artist Maria Richmond draws her inspiration from the possibilities she sees in ordinary objects and materials. While she plays with wire, she often envisions unique ways of combining traditional, repurposed and found objects into her creations. She lives and teaches in Western Pennsylvania. Her basic and intermediate level classes are known for their relaxed atmosphere. Her goal is to help her students find their own creative voices and the endless possibilities in the seemingly mundane.