Kaska Firor’s Milwaukee 2023 Classes

Pattern Band Bracelet

 

Thursday, June 8, 2023
10:30am – 5:30pm

Class Fee: $150
Kit Fee: $42 copper, $84 silver, pay teacher at class

Take your wire skills up a notch as you work to create this unique bracelet. The class will focus on learning how to handle the square and half-round wires to create uniform and evenly wrapped bands, as well as on techniques for securing a cabochon to the bracelet’s band, using several wire-wrapping tricks. Instructions for several patterns will be provided, giving students an opportunity to choose one of their liking. All the materials for this design are included in the project kit. Students will be able to pick a cabochon from a rich selection provided by the instructor.

Student needs to bring: flush wire cutters, chain and flat nose pliers, wire straightening pliers, painters masking tape, ruler, permanent marker, parallel flat nose pliers if you have them, magnification and task lamp recommended,

Skill level: Intermediate





Little Pattern Bracelet

 

Friday, June 9, 2023
10:30am – 1:30pm

Class Fee: $85
Kit Fee: $34 copper, $46 silver, pay teacher at class

If you like to wear just a small bracelet to accent your outfit, or stack a bunch of them to make a statement, this project is for you. After learning how to make this fun bracelet, you will be able to come up with patterns of your own to create a variety of beautiful designs. Students will focus on learning how to work with square and half-round wires. All materials for this design are included in the project kit.

Student needs to bring: flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire straightening pliers, ruler, permanent marker, painters masking tape, recommended: magnification and task lamp

Skill level: All levels





Wire Woven Bead Ring

 

Friday, June 9, 2023
2:30pm – 5:30pm

Class Fee: $85
Kit Fee: $28 copper, $39 silver, pay teacher at class

Expand your wire skills as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction and design and will explore techniques for proper ring sizing. Ideas for customizing the design will be discusses. All materials to complete this design are included in the project kit.

Student needs to bring: flush wire cutters, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire straighteners, ruler, painter’s masking tape, permanent marker, recommended: magnification and task light

Skill level: Beginner





Luella Necklace with Interchangeable Pendant

 

Saturday, June 10, 2023
10:30am – 4:30pm

Class Fee: $140
Kit Fee: $40 copper, $63 silver, pay teacher at class

In this workshop students will use templates to aid with shaping the large gauge wires, then forge and refine the wire shapes for a professional look. Several weaving techniques will be used to complete the design. This versatile necklace features an interchangeable bead pendant that can be worn with any color outfit; just change the drop. Students will create one bead pendant in class and be given detailed instructions on how to make more on their own. All materials to complete this design are included in the project kit. instructor will provide a nice selection of drops for students to choose from.

Student needs to bring: flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire straighteners, ruler, permanent marker, painters masking tape, hammer and hammering surface (such as an anvil) If you already have them, recommended: magnification and task lamp

Skill level: All levels





Kaska Firor
kaska@designsbykaska.com