MY JEWELRY MAKING CLASSES

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PLEASE CALL IGUANA BEADS (519-653-2200) FOR CURRENT SCHEDULE, MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK A SPOT

LOCATION :
750 King Street East
Cambridge, ON N3H 3N9
CANADA
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email: info@iguanabeads.com

TRADITIONAL WIRE WRAPPED GEMSTONE CABOCHON PENDANTS


Learn to make awesome wire wrapped gemstone pendants using square and half round wire.  Make your own unique final embellishments with the wire ends.

FULL PERSIAN CHAIN MAILLE BRACELET


Learn how to make the Full Persian 6-in-1 weave the easy way!  Starting is always the hardest so this class shows you how it need not be.  It is also fun to work with two colors.

MAKE YOUR OWN WIRE FINDINGS


Learn how to make eyepins, paddle pins, spiral pins, ear wires, clasps, wire coil ends  and jump rings - all from wire!

CHRISTMAS WREATH ORNAMENTS


These small ornament wreaths will make great gifts. Learn how to make them from beads, ribbon, charms and wire!

WIRE WRAPPED RINGS CLASS


This is a beginner class where you will learn how to use a simple grooved wooden mandrel tool to size and make easy wire rings.

BYZANTINE CHAIN MAIL BRACELET CLASS


This is a beginner class where you will learn :

  • the basics of chain mail with tips and tricks
  • how to hold the tools 
  • proper way to open and close jump rings
  • weave jump rings 


AMETHYST CRYSTAL WIRE WRAPPING CLASS


This is a beginner wire wrapping class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • wire wrap a large side drilled pendant
  • scroll wire
  • add cord ends and make a cord necklace
  • add an extension chain (using jump rings)
  • add a charm to end of the extension chain
Once you learn this skill, you can apply the technique to any side drilled beads.

SPOOL KNITTED WIRE NECKLACE CLASS




Learn how to make this wire necklace using a special spool knitting tool and finish it with bead caps and a clasp.  Choose the beads you want to make a unique piece!

VIKING KNIT WIRE BRACELET CLASS




Learn how to use the Lazee Daisee Tool to make a Viking Knit Bracelet and how to finish it using bead caps.


GEMSTONE DOUBLE SPIRAL TASSEL NECKLACE CLASS




This is a beginner class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • make a double wire spiral
  • make wrapped loops 
  • add a chain tassel the easy way
  • tighten wire by adding kinks to it
  • finish the necklace with a chain
Once you learn this skill, you can wire wrap all sorts of gemstone or non-gemstone beads.


SEA GLASS WIRE WRAPPED PENDANT CLASS




This is a beginner class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • wire wrap using the pinch and twist technique
  • create a bail 
  • scroll wire 
  • tighten wire by adding kinks to it
  • add cord ends and make a cord necklace
  • add an extension chain (using jump rings)
  • add a charm to end of the extension chain
Once you learn this skill, you can wire wrap all sorts of irregular nuggets, not just sea glass.


WIRE CROCHET BRACELET TUTORIAL


This is a beginner class  where you do not have to know how to crochet at all!  You will learn how to :
  • wire crochet with an assortment of beads
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • learn basic wire and metal work techniques including how to work harden wire
  • make a simple hand made clasp from wire
Once you learn this skill, you can customize with different colored wire and beads. This is a great project for leftover beads.

HOW TO MAKE 3 EAR WIRE STYLES CLASS




This is a beginner class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • learn basic wire and metal work techniques including how to work harden wire
  • form 3 different shapes of ear wires
  • make simple dangles from wire as well as from head pins
Once you learn this skill, you can customize your own earrings including how to make multi-tiered styles.



CHARM BRACELET AND HANDMADE EARRINGS CLASS




This is a beginner class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • correctly open and close jump rings
  • make a chain using jump rings
  • add a clasp, charms and wire wrapped bead dangles using headpins
  • make simple wire wrapped bead dangles earrings (optional : make your own ear wires)
Once you learn this skill, you can customize any bracelet with as many, or as few charms as you like.

I will also demonstrate how to make your own jump rings.



FUNKY RESIN PENDANT WIRE WRAPPING CLASS




You will have a selection of different colors and shapes of large resin top drilled beads. These have the look of sea glass!

This is a beginner wire wrapping class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • wire wrap a large top drilled pendant
  • scroll wire
  • tighten wire by adding kinks to it
  • add cord ends and make a cord necklace
  • add an extension chain (using jump rings)
  • add a charm to end of the extension chain
Once you learn this skill, you will be able to use any large top drilled beads to add your own funky wire work!

BEAD SOUP WIRE WRAPPED PENDANT CLASS




This is a beginner class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • create a simple frame 
  • create a bail 
  • scroll wire 
  • wire wrap beads to the frame
  • add cord ends and make a cord necklace
  • add an extension chain (using jump rings)
  • add a charm to end of the extension chain
Once you learn this skill, you can use up all your odd beads to create a unique bead soup pendant of your own.

GEMSTONE CHIPS WIRE WRAPPED TREE OF LIFE PENDANT CLASS




This is a beginner class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • create a simple frame 
  • create a bail and do basic wire weaving
  • scroll wire 
  • wire wrap gemstone chips to the frame and form the tree
  • attach the pendant to a provided cord necklace
Once you learn this skill, you can use any kind of beads to create a unique tree of life pendant of your own as well as vary the wiring style.

COILED WIRE BRACELET CLASS




This is a beginner class where you will learn how to :
  • use common jewelry making tools
  • use a simple knitting needle to coil wire
  • make and wire harden a bracelet wire frame
  • assemble the bracelet
  • add a charm (optional)
There will also be a demonstration of different kinds of jewelry wire coiling toils 
Once you have learned this skill, you can put together different lengths of wire coils to individualize future bracelets. 

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