Wild Child Art Gallery
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5 PIECE BOHEMIAN CHUNKY NECKLACE
Using wire, you first build a foundation for your chunky necklace then select five pieces from my trays of goodies which include wood, shells, coral, stones glass, vintage treasures and much more. With these you create your composition which we work together to wire onto your foundation. You have access to tons of small accent beads to add as you create your masterpiece. And you have a lovely selection of soft yarns and fabrics available for the neck piece. This class is longer than most, so I recommend you bring a snack and water. Your resulting "Bohemian Chunky" necklace will be worth about what you pay for the class!!!! If you have no wire sculpture experience, I recommend you take the beginning pendant class first.
Time 4-5 Hours Cost $108.
New this Season.....
WIRE CUFF BRACELET
You have a lovely selection of stones to choose from to make this statement cuff.You will be creating texture with a hammer, shaping, wire wrapping, creating a sterling accent piece, then polishing and sealing. A perfect gift for yourself or a good friend!
Time--approx. 3 hours Cost $78
BEGINNING WIRE SCULPTURE PENDANT
If you have never done wire sculpting, this is the perfect beginning. Choose from a wide selection of stones including Labradorite, Agates, Jaspers and Glass. You will wire sculpt a beautiful, sturdy framework to showcase the stone and you will finish with a lovely pendant which you created!
Time-approx. 3 hours Cost $78
8 PIECE BOHEMIAN CHUNKY NECKLACE
This 2 day class involves you creating your 5 piece chunky necklace the first day and returning for a shorter class the 2nd day to apply additional pieces, expand the design and put on finishing touches.
You will leave with an amazing statement piece that you will enjoy for many years!!
Time 2.5 - 3 hours Cost $138.
These fun earrings stand alone but also pair beautifully with your Bohemian Chunky necklace. You have 2 copper disk sizes to choose from and a huge selection of beads to wire! You will hammer, dap or create a curve in the disks, and make the beaded drops and ear wires for the earrings. If you are making these earrings to accompany a Bohemian Chunky necklace, you can add the same beads that you used for accents in your necklace.
Time Approx. 3 hours Cost $68. * Please note that a $12. DISCOUNT is available for this class if you have taken a Bohemian Chunky necklace class this season or are signed up and have paid for one.
If you want to learn how to make wire wrapped jewelry, improve your wire wrapping skills, or just have a fun few hours which result in a great piece of jewelry, then call the gallery and sign up for a class!!! Wire wrapping classes are now available If you have a group and you want to schedule your own class, please call. In order to provide individual attention, class sizes are limited.We provide everything you need, but if you have your own tools, bring them.
I look forward to creating with you!
or check our calendar on theclasses/workshops page
Previous Classes, available for Private Groups/Parties
1.Basic Wire Wrapped Pendant-
This class provides you with the techniques used to build a decorative framework around a stone and keep it securely in place. I provide all you need including a lovely selection of stones, sea glass and fused glass, plus smooth shell fragments for you to choose from, or you can bring your own. Bright or antiqued copper wire is used, or you can use both!
call for pricing
2. Scroll Earrings-
You will get so many compliments on these babies, and you made them yourself! This class provides you with lots of practice in curling, hammering, sizing and wrapping wire, resulting in a beautiful pair of moderately sized earrings. You may work in copper or sterling. I provide all supplies.
Price $68 (Copper earrings with sterling ear wires)
Call for pricing (All sterling)
3. Intermediate Freeform Pendant-
This class can be taken after you have completed Basic Wire Wrapping. It is an exercise in self expression while still working with basic shapes. I provide all you need including a wonderful selection of beads and stones to incorporate into your piece. You may work in copper or sterling. Call for pricing (Copper) (Sterling)
HAMMERED STERLING & COPPER DROP EARRINGS
The warmth of the copper combines with cool sterling silver to create a classic drop earring with a touch of edgy! These earrings easily go from day to night and are just the right size. YOU make them and I know you will love them!
Time Approx. 3-3 1/2 hours Cost $88.
INTERMEDIATE WIRE SCULPTURE PENDANT
This class is available after you have completed the basic wired pendant. You get to choose a stone from a wonderful selection and then let your creative juices cut loose. I am there to guide and assist, make recommendations, and provide as much or as little help as you wish. The above photo shows 3 pendants that were created by students last year! And, we had a blast! I provide all that you will need so just come to class and enjoy!
Time 3 - 3 1/2 hours Cost $88.