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Introduction to Wire Working Jewellery Techniques 

1-Day Course | Private 1:1 Tuition

All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

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.

Wire working jewellery course at bespoke
Copper wirework beaded earrings CM 200_e

Image by kind permission of the tutor Carrie M. All rights reserved.

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.


Copper and Glass beads are provided for your practise.

Course Notes

Course notes and information about suppliers of wire, tools and jewellery fittings and findings are provided by the tutor.

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Tutor Options

All tutors work as professional jewellers, Goldsmiths, Designers or are Jewellery Industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.

Course Type and/or
Workshop Location

Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience


Jewellery Quarter

Carrie M: Wire Working/Weaving Specialist Jeweller

1-Day Course Fee: £295

Includes Copper & Glass Beads for practise.

Private 1:1 Tuition Course


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Additional Information

What is the course date?

All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.

We will provides some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date or day of the week preference.

About the Course Fee

Courses are priced individually because the course fee is based upon the fee a tutor charges to take a day out their trade works to teach. 

About Materials

Copper and Glass beads are included in the course fee.

If you wish to use Silver instead of Copper you must pay the tutor direct for what you use on the day.

Booking/Payment Information

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN SWIFT or PayPal for International students).


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Information

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of *£95  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 re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full. Please note, travel and accommodation booked is not eligible for a refund/reimbursement, if you are worried about this we recommend you contact your own Insurer for advice.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable, £95 applies only to a standard one day course.


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