how to make this steel wire and leather necklace

Wired Poppies: A Collaboration of Leather and Wire

Duration: 
90 minutes

Join award-winning artists and authors Brenda Schweder and Melissa Cable for a jam-packed class and learn how you can combine steel wire and leather to create a fun and exciting jewelry.

In this class you will learn how to create Wired Poppies, a hybrid work of these two artist-teachers. The joint creation combines steel wire formed on Brenda's Now That's a Jig! and several leather techniques as seen in Melissa's newest book, Beautiful Leather Jewelry.

Melissa shows creative techniques for use on leather that is sure to inspire experimenting and creating. Learn how to mold, color and texture leather to create endless original jewelry pieces of all sizes and shapes. Melissa reveals the best products for successful coloring and finishing PLUS online resources for purchasing unique leather pieces.

**PLUS** Included is a "That's a Jig" Template!

*Bonus* Get inspired seeing collaboration work done by jewelry artists Patrik Kusek, Lorena Angelo,Robert Dancik, Ken Bova, Linda Larson , and more.

***Melissa and Brenda share their favorite online resources for supplies and must have tools!***

No experience necessary.

Included in your purchase is a PDF of class notes filled with notes, links and online resources.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • How to use a jig to create a wire pattern with a more free form look
  • How to texture the surface of steel wire using various burs on your Flexshaft
  • How to form, dye and texture leather to create dimensional components
  • How to inlay beads into leather and frame crystals in eyelets
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Steel wire
  • Leather
  • Beads
  • Fibers
Bonus: 

Included in your purchase is a PDF of class notes filled with notes, links and online resources.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.