Mixed Media Layering Necklaces (part one) – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Mixed Media Layer Necklaces

Description for our class:

This is Class 1 of a Two-Part Class.  In this class, Part 1, we will use wire to create two wrapped focal pieces, a connector, and a pendant, that will be integrated into a layered necklace design in the next class.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Double Duty Bail – Wire Working Techniques

From Brenda:

How can you not be wowed by this Preciosa crystal focal in all its minimal, yet amazing gorg-iosity! (LOL!)! (Reminds me of a beader’s peyote stitch, although the stitchers I know would probably laugh me off the jewelry-island for saying so!)  Then, I devised this surprisingly simple pendant as a frame, but if you look closer, you see a little extra loop-de-loop that presents the light-filled lovely with just enough “forward face” to catch  your viewers eye and hold it tight!]

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here. DoubleDutyBail Instructions and Pattern

 

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Windowpane Earrings or Pendant (two versions) – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Windowpane Earrings

Description for our class:

In this class we will create boho-style, brick-stitch earrings on light, wooden frames with John Bead Czech Glass Seed Beads!

The Recorded Class is here.

Extra Version Project If You Do Not have a Round Component:    Extra Supplement Windowpane Earrings

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

RingALingALing Earrings – Wire Working Techniques

 

[How to show off these beautiful iridescent colored Czech pearls by John Bead Corporation? Well, if there are three sizes, use ‘em all! This simple wire-wrangled design is so easy to accomplish with this key finding, the Trinfinity link! It takes care of orientation, spacing and connection all in one fell swoop! It may be little, but it is fierce on utility and cuteness! Use it alone or to harbor graduated hoops! Adorbs!]

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here. RingALing Instructions and Pattern

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

Czech iridescent glass pearls are here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Duchess Earrings – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Duchess Earrings

Description for our class:

Create ballgown style earrings in a flash with John Bead Czech Glass SuperDuo beads. Iridescent pearls and a faceted crystal drop make the design sparkle even more. Set on Silver-Plated, lever-back ear wires.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Add A Clasp or Not Cuff Tutorial – Wire Working Techniques

 

[The third in my Bring It On!!: A Month of Challenging Elements Made SuperCool designs is AddAClaspOrNot Cuff! And the challenge element? The Leopard Head Clasp! Gosh! What a beautiful finding! I learned so much designing this cuff and the solution ended up being a new KISS Principal: Keep It (the design solution) Simple and Stiff! LOL! (We’ll keep it kind and leave the name-calling from the original version behind!) Good thing we’ve got the Live Broadcast to share more about the design and engineering process that made this challenge so, well, challenging!]

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here.  AddAClaspornot Cuff 

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Regency Romance Pendant – Free Class with Michaels Classroom

The Project PDF is here:  Romance Pendant

Description for our class:

This elegant pendant was inspired by Regency Era jewelry and the timelessness of pearls.

A sterling setting for a 10mm pearl is created with matte silver John Bead Czech Super Duo beads paired with transparent crystal seed beads atop an 8mm Pearl and Faceted Drop.

The Recorded Class is here.

About our Instructor Danielle Wickes

Danielle Wickes is a Designer and Content Creator for John Bead. She specializes in working with seed beads, bead-weaving, and looming, creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.

Danielle on Instagram linked here.
Danielle on Facebook linked here.

Starbright MovinNShakin Hoop Earring and Pendant Collection – Wire Working Techniques

Here’s the second of my Bring It On!!: A Month of Challenging Elements Made SuperCool designs! This one’s called StarBright, the first of the MovinNShakin hoop earring and pendant collection—and the happiest motif shapes perfect for sidling into summer. Each works perfectly with John Bead Fiber Craft (aka pony) Beads due to their size and larger holes. Don’t they just make you smile wide open?!

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here.  MovinNShakin

 

John Bead Fiber Craft Beads can be seen here.

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.