Jewelry Making: “Pattern Wire Bracelet”
Deadline to Register: May 14th at 5:00pm
Description: Wire wrapping in jewelry can be found in a wide variety of techniques. In this 2 hour class, you will gain an introduction to my technique that is perfect for any skill level. Students will learn about wire quality, hardness, and how to use specific tools for specific purposes. I will share techniques and tricks I have acquired through the years. At the end of class, you will have a beautiful bracelet with your choice of sterling silver pattern wire or sterling silver and copper. This is a great beginner class, as well as, a prerequisite for one of Elesa’s intermediate projects/classes.
Instructor: This class will be taught by local artist, Elesa Phares. Elesa has a BS in Radio/TV/Graphics with emphasis in 3D animation from Middle Tennessee State University with minors in art and psychology. She has always drawn and painted since she can remember and loves experimenting with different materials. She learned to wire wrap as a creative outlet that she could do while her children were young. As they got older, she expanded her skills to fabrication, PMC, soldering, fused glass and 3D printing. Elesa has taught classes at Beadfest in Dallas and Philadelphia. She published an article in Art Jewelry Magazine 2008. She has also written, illustrated and published her own book: Wire Wrapping Projects for All Skill Levels.” She has taught classes in local bead shops and out of her own studio. She has participated in juried art shows in Middle Tennessee, including White Oak, TACA, and was a base studio for the local Studio Tour. She was also featured on a segment of Tennessee Crossroads.
Supplies and Attire: All materials and equipment are provided. When you checkout, please designate whether you would like sterling silver or copper materials. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Time: Friday, May 21st (6:00p-9:00p)
Supply Fee: $25.00
Level: Multi-Level. This is a great beginner class, as well as, a prerequisite for Elesa’s intermediate projects/classes.
Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.
Cancelation Policy: Students that cancel 14 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a full refund. Students that cancel 7 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a 50% refund. If student cancels 6 days or less prior to the date of the class no refund will be issued.