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Beginning Wirework for Jewelry Making

with Raissa Bump

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  •   01 Twisting Wire

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About The Class

shape wire into jewelry

Learn how to manipulate wire into beautiful, handmade twisted wire jewelry with Raïssa Bump in Beginning Wirework for Jewelry Making.

Raïssa is a lifelong jewelry maker and she’ll bring her experience and love of the craft to this beginner-friendly class. Basic twisted wire stacking rings, bangles, and earrings are a great starting place for aspiring jewelry makers who want to experiment with malleable metals. In this class you’ll learn:

  • Basic wire and plier work rules
  • Techniques for twisting wire varieties
  • Fusing, soldering, shaping, and finishing techniques for twisted wire jewelry

Raïssa will take you through the ring, bangle, and earring making process, from start to finish, and teach techniques you can use for your future jewelry work.

Check the bonus materials below for a complete product list of the tools and supplies you need to finish this project.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Twisting Wire

    17:12
  2. 02

    Assmbling the Ear Wire

    11:16
  3. 03

    Shaping the Bangles

    08:35
  4. 04

    Shaping the Rings

    04:44
  5. 05

    Creating the Earrings

    04:32
  6. 06

    Oxidyzing Silver

    04:53
  7. 07

    Tumbling & Polishing Your Pieces

    06:40

Meet Your Expert

Raissa Bump

As a girl Raïssa Bump spent hours making beaded jewelry and weaving. She later went on to study jewelry at Rhode Island School of Design and Alchmia School of Contemporary Jewelry in Florence, Italy. Since graduating, Raïssa has had her ... read more

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  • Luminary Organics

    Luminary Organics

    January 2019

    This is a fantastic class for a beginning jewelry maker. Raissa is a wonderful teacher. She explains what she is doing as she does it and takes her time to make sure the student understands why she is doing each step. I have watched this class twice so far. The first time I made three different twisted wire pieces for bracelets. The second time through, I made two bracelets and three rings! Thank you CreativeLive for bringing Raissa Bump to your platform!

  • Nadja Meyer

    Nadja Meyer

    August 2019

    Good starting point if you have never done any Jewelry at all before

  • texture world

    February 2017

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