2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn the basics of Mel’s “Wire-by-the-Row” technique, building row upon row of wire as you create a distinctive pair of earrings in the shape and style of your choice.
This is an Intermediate wire class, so you should have some wire experience to take this class. If you can do things like make earrings with wrapped loops, and feel comfortable using round nose and chain nose pliers to do simple projects with craft wire, you’re ready for this class! Students will enjoy the projects and the opportunity to take a class with a world class instructor.
Instructor is Melody MacDuffee, author of three books on wirework, as well as several more recent booklets and dozens of individually published jewelry designs. Melody has taught her distinctive jewelry-making techniques all over the U.S. and as far away as West Africa, where she ultimately co-founded a non-profit that provides paid training and steady jobs at a living wage for disadvantaged young adults of the Krobo tribe. Her Craftsy instructional video, Filigree Jewelry with a Twist!, came out in 2015, and she is a frequent guest artist on Jewelry Television’s Jewel School.
Wire and beads are included in this class. Tools will be provided for you to use during class.