Debora Mauser

Creative Wire-Wrapping Techniques

Debora Mauser
  • In-depth Instruction; over 159 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Meet jewelry artist Debora Mauser and learn about techniques covered in class, wire types to look for and some considerations for choosing the best tools. Dive into creating foundational wirework components: balled wire -- perfect for head pins and ear wires -- and paddles. You'll make balled wire using a small torch and form ear wires with pliers. Then, learn to paddle wire with a hammer.
Spice up flat links with innovative techniques! First, create simple bars and dumbbells with round-nose or bail-making pliers. Then, learn how to add stamping to your wirework repertoire. Because bending and hammering metal can make it brittle, Debora shows how to anneal, or soften, your pieces before stamping. Finally, add texture and wire accents to your pieces.
Coils and spirals require some finesse with your pliers. Debora shows how to create smooth, even curls in your wire by hand, with a mandrel jig and on a drill. Get inspired with the endless variations you can make using these techniques -- you'll master closed spirals, open coils, Egyptian coils and even Danish love knots!
With Debora's guidance, learn how to add stunning accents to beads with wire-wrapping embellishments, including coils, bead cages and caps. You'll even make your own beads out of wire, with free-form and coiling techniques.
Learn to add prefabricated rivets to your wire components for decorative accents or sturdy connections! Demonstrating on a unique heart component, Debora helps you prepare your wire for riveting, punch holes and finish your rivet. Use a similar technique to add eyelets to any metal piece, from which you can hang chains, paddled wire, beads or jump rings.
Debora demonstrates how to lash pieces of metal or wire together for an unusual textural and structural design element. Then try your hand at designing a wire pendant with an outer armature and inner curl that you can attach with simple wire weaving.
Round off your new toolkit of techniques by creating perfect focal pendants to complement your creative wire components. Make a bold, modern flower with a large bead at the center, as well as a woven armature that makes a dramatic setting for a large stone. You'll learn how Debora designs and links her pieces, as well as how to achieve that professional polish on your wirework jewelry!
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 39  mins

Discover accessible wire wrapping techniques that will unlock endless design possibilities with instructor Debora Mauser as your guide! Gain confidence with a variety of tools as you find out how to anneal and ball wire, adorn decorative chain links with stamping, and create smooth, uniform coils and spirals. Create stunning wire-wrapped beads, and make your own beads with free-form and coiling techniques! Next, find out how to add eye-catching accents and sturdy connections to your work with rivets and eyelets. Then, learn to shape stunning pendants, including a bold floral motif and dramatic woven stone setting. Finally, unleash your inner designer as Debora shares inspiring ideas for assembling one-of-a-kind finished pieces from your creative wire components, and achieving a gorgeous, long-wearing polish.

Debora Mauser

Debora Mauser has been creating jewelry for several decades. She’s led workshops at venues around the United States, from bead stores and schools to Bead Feast and the Bead & Button Show. Debora's designs have been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Step by Step Wire Jewelry and Jewelry Making Daily.

Debora Mauser

Bonus materials available after purchase