Wire Wrapped Rings - Virtual Workshop

Course Description

About this course

In this live, online workshop, students will learn introductory wire wrapping techniques and how to create a ring with a wire wrapped stone at the center. A variety of wires and pliers will be utilized to bend, tie, and form your unique one-of-a-kind ring! Wrapping techniques will cover different weaving, coil, and framing patterns, which are all cold-connection techniques that do not required any heat, glue, or hammers. No previous experience required, but patience is a must!

This course will consist of two sessions. There will be a no-class day between each session.

Class will be held live via Zoom during the designated time frames. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email.

Each session will be recorded and you will receive a password protected link to the recordings that will expire after 30 days. 

Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

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 

Students will need to have the following materials in preparation for this online workshop. If you do not already have them, a suggested item and/or a vendor from which you can purchase these items has been provided below. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find or choose the item. The quantities you need for each item are listed first. Please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. Please order these materials as soon as possible due to longer than usual turn-around times. We recommend not opening the enclosed packaging until the day of the workshop.

The instructor recommends using copper to practice these techniques, but you can use dead soft silver and brass as well. The copper wire below comes in economical bulk spools and a silver alternative has been added for your convenience - you will need several feet of each gauge.

Students should bring 

You will also want to provide the following common studio items: 

  • small stones or objects to wrap (10mm - 25mm recommended)
  • optivisors or magnification (if needed)
  • any extra wire you want to use (similar dimension as listed above)
  • sunshine cloth (for removing tarnish)

Tuition

$150.00

Instructor

Steven Manchini

Dates

September 29 -October 1, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Length

2 days

Level 
All Levels

No Class Dates

September 30

Location 
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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