Found and Captured Bezels with Brenda Schweder

Found and Captured Bezels with Brenda Schweder

Duration: 
92 minutes
$24.95

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 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!

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Watch and listen as Brenda 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 Brenda's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!

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!

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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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 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.