Wrapping with Lisa – Armed with Charm Bracelet

Charm bracelets are a particular style of bracelet that has stood the test of time. The charm bracelet, in various forms, is still popular today. As aromatherapy jewelry, this bracelet holds your favorite scents with a ‘just breathe’ charming reminder to enjoy a fragrant olfactory uplift with a whiff on the wrist.

The basic bracelet on which to hang your charms is the primary component of this project. The beauty of making chain by hand is it is surprisingly easy to do and adds a handmade touch to your pieces. With the addition of a simple clasp, this chain can be worn on its own or act as a base to dangle one or even an armful of enchanting charms!

In this workshop you will be armed in making this double loop link design with wire to make a bracelet and attach a fragrance bead charm while helping you to develop your wire work skills in component making. What you need to make this distinctive chain is a few hand tools and wire. You will be able to add an extra handmade touch to your pieces by learning how to make chain with wire.

Skill level: Beginner. This class is open to anyone who enjoys working with wire and looking to develop their wire work skills.

Saturday February 8th   10:00 – 1:00   $40.00

*Optional Kit: $39
Kit includes materials to make one sterling silver charm bracelet (precut wire lengths, 12mm toggle clasp, jump rings, lava bead, wire bead cage, ‘just breathe’ charm, 10mm wooden dowel, and project instructions).
*Tools are not included.

Instructor, Lisa Hampton-Qualls

Wrapping with Lisa – Wire Word Pendant Necklaces

Be inspired to put on Joy and wear Love! If you enjoy working with wire, this is fun handmade jewelry to make. You can manipulate wire exactly how you want to spell a simple sentiment and make great gifts for any occasion. The textured metal calligraphy style lettering is classy looking and stylized.

In this workshop we get down and wordy wired in Joy and Love. Nearly anything you can write in cursive can be formed from wire. We will use a word template as a guide to manipulate wire freehand and with the help of wire tools. You will learn how to turn your wire word into a necklace by hanging it from a chain and see examples in designing with crystals, gemstones and metal charms.

Skill level: Intermediate. This class is open to anyone with a basic understanding and some experience with wire wrapping who is looking to improve their skills and learn new ways of incorporating them into their designs.

Saturday February 8th  2:00 – 5:00   $40.00

*Optional Word Necklace Kit: $45

Kit includes materials to make both Joy and Love necklaces in 925 sterling silver (precut SS wire lengths, 30” SS cable chain, jump rings, clasps, practice wire and word template].

*Tools are not included.

Instructor, Lisa Hampton-Qualls

Wrapping with Lisa – Uptown Swirl Designer Wire Earrings

Duplicating the ‘curve’ appeal of the Uptown Swirl necklace, we ring the ears with a pairing of tres chic (that’s French for ‘very stylish’) chandeliers. One pair of silver ball studs with chain, and one pair in copper scroll. The open-wire design can be customized with colorful beads, crystals, metal beads, charms, or whatever you fancy to show your uptown style! These earrings are fun to make, and so much fun to wear.

In this workshop you will make two pairs of wire wrap earrings in two variations using the Uptown Swirl design. his class will help you build on your wire in jewelry making skills involving wire shaping and using components to create a unique jewelry design. Optionally, you can create a hammered metal look with chasing hammer and metal block.

Skill level: Intermediate. This class is open to anyone with a basic understanding and some experience with wire wrapping who is looking to improve their skills and learn new ways of incorporating them into their designs.

Saturday February 22nd   10:00 – 1:00   $40.00

Optional Earring Kit: $35.00

Kit includes materials to make two earring sets (precut sterling silver and bare copper wire lengths, chain, copper ear wires, silver post earrings, jump rings, and project instructions).

*Tools are not included.

Wrapping with Lisa – Uptown Swirl Designer Wire Necklace

This lovely focal necklace is wired with ‘curve’ appeal!

Clean, simple lines, elegant and wonderfully feminine with chic curves for uptown, downtown (and midtown) wear. The roomy, open-wire design can house colorful beads, crystals, chain, metal, charms, or whatever you fancy that shows your uptown style! If you enjoy working with wire, you will have fun working this beautiful necklace.

In the workshop you will make the two main components of the Uptown Swirl necklace: the focal (center) piece and the engagement ring neck chain. Overall length is 18’’. We use heavy gauge wire and a chasing hammer to shape the curves on the focal piece. This class will help build on your wire in jewelry making skills involving wire shaping, hardening, texturing metal, and making wire components. You will also learn about proportion, balance and appealing elements in focal jewelry design.

Skill level: Intermediate. This class is open to anyone with a basic understanding and some experience with wire wrapping who is looking to improve their skills and learn new ways of incorporating them into their designs.

Saturday February 22nd   2:00 – 5:00   $40.00

Optional Sterling Kit: $50

Kit includes materials to make one 925 sterling silver wire wrap necklace (precut wire lengths, closure clasp, jump rings, 10mm wooden dowel, focal template and project instructions).

*Tools are not included.

Instructor, Lisa Hampton-Qualls

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