Found and Captured Bezels with Brenda Schweder

Found and Captured Bezels with Brenda Schweder

Duration: 
92 minutes
$39.95

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, and 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!

 

Instructor: 

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

Covered In This Class: 
  • 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
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • steel wire
  • objects to set in bezels
  • a variety of pliers
Bonus: 

Included is a class handout filled with notes and all the resource information you need to get started.