Introduction to Wireworking Jewellery Techniques
Jewellers Techniques & Experience Day : 1-day Course
All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.
Enjoy an informal day of creative wire working and weaving in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. This day is a wonderful introduction to making elegant jewellery without the need for solder, adhesive or expensive equipment.
With step-by-step tutor guidance learn basic practical techniques for wrapping, twisting and a simple weave techniques for creating beautiful stylish jewellery shapes.
Whilst first practising making several samples in copper wire you will learn;
How to manipulate wire
Choose the correct size, gauge wire
Size and make loops, eye pins, jump rings
Make a simple clasp
Gain confidence holding and using a variety of wire working tools
An brief introduction to simple wire weaving techniques
Your day is completed by the making of an elegant piece of jewellery that captures beautiful glass beads.
Silver optional extra
You may choose to make this piece is Fine Silver rather than copper if you wish, there is a small additional charge paid direct to the tutor if Fine Silver is chosen.
Anyone can learn Wireworking or Wire Weaving techniques. No previous jewellery making experience is required to enjoy learning jewellery making methods that are historically the most ancient and instinctive way for jewellery to be created, as demonstrated by elements of wire jewellery found in the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs.
Image by kind permission of the tutor Carrie M. All rights reserved.
Copper and Glass beads are provided for your practise.
Course notes and information about suppliers of wire, tools and jewellery fittings and findings are provided by the tutor.
Course Fee and Course Date
About the Course Fee
A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor. because, it’s their experience and expertise that you are paying for.
In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.
Vat is not applicable
What is the course fee?
Select your tutor / course location option from the table below to see what your course fee is.
Course fee's quoted are subject to tutor availability.
Why might course fees be different?
Course fees are mainly determined by each individual tutor's day rate.
What is the course date?
The course date is for you to decide, subject to tutor availability.
Simply enquire about a couple of preferred course date options and I will check the tutor availability for you.
About the Materials
Materials comprising of copper wire and glass beads are included.
Fine Silver - IS NOT included you pay the tutor direct if you choose to use silver on your final piece of finished jewellery.
Allow Aprox £10-£15
Tutors & Course Fee
How to Book
Make an Enquiry
1. Press the enquiry form button and advise your details on the form provided on the course enquiry page.
2. If you have a date period in mind for a course, please let us know.
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We understand you need more information and we will send you a no obligation email with all course details before you make your booking.
To get the booking process started, please advise a couple of preferred course date options for the tutor to consider.
Once a course date has been agreed by all I will email you an invoice for the course fee. Once this has been paid your course date is fixed permanently in the tutors diary and you will receive a course confirmation email which includes tutor contact details and course locations address etc.
Payment is required in advance by BACS Bank Transfer. (Paypal may be available to overseas students – please ask)
Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £75 per course day will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.
Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may rearrange your course for one other date if you wish.
Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen tutor circumstances we will refund your course fee in full if we cannot offer a suitable alternative date or tutor.