Donna will have you making the most adorable, no water needed, potted prickly pear ... thorns and all!! This two part class will require you to bring your own glass cutting and breaking tools, sharpies, gel glue. You will be using 96 COE glass to create your cactus. The kit fee will include the pot, wire, other adornments and the super top secret method for potting your fused creation!
Donna has come up with a new spin on her very popular class! "Whimsical Doodads" will certainly turn heads! There is an updated sample on display.
In this class you will be using 96 coe scrap and regular scrap glass, along with wire and beads to create an awesome suncatcher to hang indoors or out. The first session will consist of designing and getting your pieces kiln ready for fusing. The second session will be putting all your goodies together. Donna will show some awesome and simple wire wrapping techniques. Bring your glass cutting and breaking tools.
This class shows you a unique way to recycle your old wine bottles. First you will learn how to use a bottle cutter, then turn the upper portion of the bottle into a chime using copper wire, chain and assorted beads. The bottle and other supplies will be included as part of the class.
Donna has come up with a new spin on her very popular class! "Whimsical Doodads" will certainly turn heads! We have both versions on display.
In this class you will be using 96 coe scrap and regular scrap glass, along with wire and beads to create an awesome suncatcher to hang indoors or out. We made this class three sessions, as you will have ample time to create your Doodad! Donna will show some awesome and simple wire wrapping techniques. Bring your glass cutting and breaking tools.
This class shows you a creative way of making a braided hoop with beads, and is so easy even a beginning wire wrapper can accomplish this project. The project is fun and takes very little time to make. Price for the class is $45 which includes all the supplies. No need to bring tools if you do not have them. They will be supplied by the instructor.
This bracelet has a unique style and can be worn by men or women, hence the name "unisex". This project will allow the student to learn the technique of forming the base wire. The wraps are made with a smaller gauge wire, just as you would use in wire weaving. Although it appears complicated, you will find it to be much easier than it looks.
Ear Cuffs are trendy, pretty, alternative for someone who cannot, or does not want to wear pierced earrings. This is a beginning class where you will learn the basic technique to making the ear cuff. The instructor has designed an earring so the student can interchange the earring charm to whatever they want.
This class takes hoops and puts them together in this cute little design that is certainly for the beginning wire wrapper. The technique for making the hoops is the same as making jump rings but on a larger scale. The design of the hanger helps the hoops sit offset.
Who knew how much fun we were going to have, Donna has a new obsession! You will create a Petal Pixie using silk flowers, embroidery floss, yarn and wire for wings. Place your Pixie in a plant, on a shelf or hang from the ceiling.
Donna has come up with really cute variations of snowmen for this class. Using 96COE glass, frit, noodles, stringers and even Dichro!. You will get your two part snowman ready for fusing. On the second session you will make a decorative wire embellishments to put him together.
These "slinky" little gal suncatchers are packing some eye catching appeal and attitude. You will be using 96 coe glass, so some scrap could go along way. Other goodies like paints, noodles, stringers and wire will gussy these little cuties right up! There are two samples to see. You will be getting your pieces ready for the kiln in the first session and then putting your gals together with colorful wire and other adornments. Bring your glass cutting and breaking tools.
This class takes several basic swirl shapes, and put together, gives a lace effect. You will learn how to make the design and insert it into the earring shape. The technique of wrapping the wire for the insert and attaching the insert to the frame of the earring will be taught. There will also be a lesson in how to properly prepare each piece of the project.
This class will include a lesson in basic chain maille, or simply put, attaching jump rings together. Although this class will not provide a lesson in jump ring making, Donna will demonstrate this method during class. The project also includes a uniquely designed ear wear for this project.
In this class, you will learn the wire loop, wrapped wire loop and the caged bead. These techniques offer a basic introduction to what you can accomplish with wire wrapping. The project for this class will be a caged bead bracelet, that I think you will really like and have fun with.
This form of wire wrapping is known as weaving. This is a simple technique and offers an elegant look to any project. The other techniques you will learn will be the wire loop and wrapped wire loop. You will also learn how to make your own ear wires.
This beautiful weaved bracelet is not only possible, but Donna has classified it as an intermediate class simply because a few techniques are required to achieve the end result. This is a cuff bracelet with a pattern weave. Properly preparing the wire will be the most important basic element in order to be successful in creating this bracelet. This will also offer the student a chance to use the bracelet mandrel.
The free-form wire wrapping is just that. You will learn how to wrap a stone or cabochon in a unique design that is easier than the original free-form class. The difference with this class is that you will learn how to make a bail that will attach to your project. Donna calls this an "Add-on". There will be chain offered at an additional cost of $5.00 and this will include instruction on how to make a clasp and hook if you choose.
Learn to make a simple shape and assemble into a beautiful and delicate looking earring. Techniques offered include hammering, wire shaping and how to make your own jump rings along with your own unique ear wires.
This is a great beginning class for those not familiar with wire. The lesson will include wire preparation and a new wire wrapping technique that is simple but stunning. Other basic wrapping techniques are also included in this class.
Our "Bottle Diva" Wanda will show you how to treat the bottle before fusing it and you will have options on "forming" your bottle. The second session is all about the bling! There will be a huge selection of beads, wire, etc., to adorn your bottle. Samples are on display!
This class will require some knowledge with wire wrapping. Donna
considers this to be a beginning/ intermediate level project, but will not discourage those determined to try this one.Shaping the wire is the mail focus to making this beautiful project. A simple wrap is used to attach the beads and secure the shape.