Date: Friday, Oct 21, 2022, 9am - 12pm (CDT)
Instructor: Dale Cougar Armstrong
Skill Level: Intermediate
Pre-requisite: Students must have experience working with and manipulating square wire.
Class Description: Irregularly shaped cabochons can be difficult and costly to frame with wire. One alternative is to discover how to use less wire to handcraft customized prongs! Once the stone is secure, students will learn to make a reversed bail, thus finishing this pendant project. The formulas taught are a huge asset for future projects.
Tools & Materials Kit:
Materials: Sterling silver wire and student’s choice of irregular cabochon. Instructor will contact you for stone selection.
Tools: Cougars Choice Brand chain nose, round nose, and flat nose pliers, thumb operated pin vise.
Domestic US shipping included. (Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.)
(Materials kit is included in price when "Zoom/Kit combo" or "Kit only" option is selected.)*
- Flush wire cutters
- Round-nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
- Chain-nose pliers
- Ruler 12"
- Fine tip permanent marker
- Thumb operated pin vise
- ¼ inch quilter’s tape or blue painter’s tape
- Eye magnification if needed
- Good lighting
- Digital or cell phone camera
- Normal pencil with an eraser attached to its end.
Kit only option does not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship Oct. 5, 2022, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.
Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until Nov. 1, 2022. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Extend viewing time" option above.