Jewelry Making: “Beaded Cuff Bracelet”
Deadline to Register: July 4 at 5:00pm
*Beginner Pattern Wire Bracelet class is a prerequisite. The beginner class is being offered at 9:00am on May 16.*
Elegant sterling silver bracelet custom made by you! This project will build on the Pattern Wire bracelet project, incorporating more wires and beads. In this 3 hour class, students will continue to expand on wire wrapping skills by learning more techniques with specific tools. Students will incorporate 6mm beads into an elegant wire wrapped cuff bracelet. Once you master this project, you will have the confidence to branch out and come up with all kinds of ideas! Students can choose from a variety of beads or may bring their own 6mm beads for a custom look. Please note: Natural pearl beads are not recommended for this project.
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. Please wear comfortable clothing. We will be working on details – please bring magnifying glasses if you need them. You may bring your own 6mm beads if you choose.
Time: Saturday, July 11 (1:00p-4:00p)
Supply Fee: $35.00
Level: Intermediate. This class is for students who have already taken Elesa’s beginner “Wire Wrapped Bracelet” workshop.