Found and Captured Bezels with Brenda Schweder
In this video, jewelry maker and author Brenda Schweder shows us how to wrangle steel wire into inventive bezels and how to turn your found and un-drilled objects into outstanding jewelry!
The use of steel wire in jewelry design is on the increase as an eco- and wallet-friendly versatile medium to bend, loop and forge. This workshop introduces you to both a new medium and a new technique that will add another notch to your jewelry tool belt!
This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!
Watch and listen as Donna reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to know to start creating with steel wire. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Donna's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!
Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.
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Brenda Schweder is the author of Junk to Jewelry: A step-by-step guide to using found objects in jewelry you can actually wear andVintage Redux: Remake classic and collectible jewelry (Kalmbach Publishing Company).
A frequent contributor to BeadStyle magazine, Schweder co-authored the magazine’s Fashion Forecast column for its first four years. Schweder has been published in all of Kalmbach’s jewelry titles as well as a number of their pamphlets and books. Her third book, Steel Wire Jewelry (Lark Books), is scheduled for release in Spring, 2011. Also a nationally-recognized teacher and jewelry designer, she has the honor of being a Crystallized Swarovski Elements Ambassador. Schweder offers workshops using found and vintage objects in conjunction with iron wire, waxed fibers and Swarovski Crystallized Elements) at the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee (June) each year.
Brenda can be reached at b@BrendaSchweder.com
- Getting started wrangling steel wire
- Learn to master the art of forming bezels
- Capturing a variety of shapes
- Creating perfect angles and loops
- Easy wrapping techniques
- Finishing tips and patinas for steel wire
- Creating hooks and closures
- steel wire
- objects to set in bezels
- a variety of pliers
Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.
Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.