Wire Wrapped Pendants

Course Description

About this course

Learn how to entrap stones and create a tear-drop style silver pendant using only wire and your hand skills. Students will begin by implementing numerous types of wires and pliers in order to bend, tie, and form a pendant with a securely set stone at the center. Varying methods of securing stones will be covered, include weaving, coiling, and framing patterns. Heat, glue, and hammers will not be needed in this workshop, as these cold-fusion techniques utilize only pliers. Spend a day enhancing your understanding of wire and its potential to accentuate your work through layered texture. No previous experience required, but patience and strong hand dexterity strongly encouraged! 

Meet the Instructor

Steven Manchini

Stemming from southern NH, Steven taught himself how to make wire-wrapped jewelry in 2012, while attending undergraduate classes at his local college. The following year, he moved to Salem, MA to fulfill his BA in Biology and started making jewelry full-time as DNA Organic Designs. He graduated from SSU in 2017, and has been moving forward with learning more metalsmithing techniques. He looks forward to sharing his art with you, and to help you create unique, wire-wrapped jewelry.

With DNA Organic Designs, he has created several hundred one-of-a-kind pieces for clients all over the world. His specialties are working in silver and gold, creating pendants, rings, earrings, as well as bone centered desktop displays out of wire. More recently, he has began sheet metal fabrication, lost-wax casting, and engraving.

 

Materials & Tools 

There is a $40 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes various gauges of round, square, and half round sterling silver wire. 

Students should bring 
  • needle nose pliers and wire cutters
  • your own stones,(raw, cabbed, or faceted, but no more than 1 inch tall preferred) 

Metalwerx has pliers available for communal use and Steven will bring stones to student to purchase directly from him, for those that do not have any. 

Tuition

$130.00 $123.50
5% discount until May 1

Materials Cost

$40.00

Instructor

Steven Manchini

Date

May 31, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -4:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
All Levels
Location 
Metalwerx
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