Sarah Thompson

Wire Weaving Bracelets: Basics & Beyond

Sarah Thompson
  • In-depth Instruction; over 182 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Meet jewelry artist Sarah Thompson and preview the gorgeous woven bracelets you'll create in class, then begin with the basics. Find out what type of wire works best for base and weaving wires. Practice the simple figure-eight weave, plus, get tips for preventing kinks in your wire.
Advance your skills by learning the attractive -- and versatile -- modified Soumak weave. Sarah gives step-by-step instruction on how to achieve a tight, consistent weave as you create a beautiful contrasting metal bangle! See how to fix broken weaving wire, and learn how to shape the ends of your bracelet for a designed finish.
Make your own articulated, or free-moving, clasp to seamlessly integrate into your bracelet designs. Breaking down the process into easily manageable steps, Sarah shows you how to shape heavy gauge wire with pliers. Then, discover the correct technique for hammering and filing an eye and hook. In addition, Sarah shares tips for getting the perfect fit.
Gain confidence weaving more complex designs as you work on a stunning multidimensional bracelet. Sarah demonstrates how to create two distinct bands using the modified Soumak weave with two and five base wires. You'll be amazed by the results!
Put the finishing touches on the bracelet you started in Lesson 4. Learn how to gently shape and curve your woven bands. Sarah also guides you through the process of using a chasing hammer to add texture to the surface of embellishment wire. Plus, see how to assemble the components into a one-of-a-kind piece.
Tap into your creativity as you make a striking freeform bracelet! Discover how to seamlessly combine two woven strips and attach an elegant bead, crystal or element in the center. Then, add more movement and dimension with layers of embellishment wire. Learn how to add a clasp, then enjoy!
Expand your design possibilities even more! See how to mix and match the techniques from previous lessons to create a wide range of gorgeous woven bracelets. In addition, learn how to enhance the beauty of the weave with Sarah's simple antiquing and finishing techniques.
 
 
7 Lessons
3  hrs 2  mins

Achieve success wire weaving bracelets in a variety of styles with step-by-step guidance from artist Sarah Thompson! Learn versatile techniques that will become the foundation for any wire-weaving project, beginning with the figure-eight and modified Soumak weaves. Sarah shares the secret to achieving tight, consistent weaves, and shows you how to incorporate thicker-gauge wire and texturizing techniques into your work for enhanced dimension. Explore layering and “sewing” methods to create elegant woven bands and decorative adornments, and learn how to securely attach an elegant bead or crystal to your design. Then, bring your bracelets together with a handmade articulated clasp or hook-and-eye closure. Along the way, Sarah will share foolproof tips for sizing; troubleshooting kinked, knotted and broken wire; and even completing your pieces with a sophisticated antique finish.

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson has been creating jewelry since she was 14, and has been immersed in the world of wirework since 2005. She teaches wire-weaving workshops in her hometown of Spokane Valley, Washington, and sells her custom designs in her popular Etsy shop.

Sarah Thompson

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