Basic Wire and Bead: Online – Live Streaming!

Instructor: Dana Cassara
June 25, Thursday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Class Fee: $60 |Basic materials included, tool kits to purchase
Zoom meeting ID and Password will be provided after registration.

Prerequisite: no experience required

Learn the simple tricks to cold working wire to create linkage systems for earrings, necklaces, ear wires and clasps all from the comfort of your home! This class will give you the basic skills to start making jewelry for yourself, as gifts, or to begin selling. Using basic hand tools, we will explore linkage systems for making earrings and necklaces. Projects will include one or two pairs of earrings and a bracelet. Student will make their own clasps and ear-wires, and learn basic small scale forging to add distinctive accents to their pieces. No soldering. No experience necessary.


Students MUST have:
Tool Kit #1 or the contents within, missing items can be purchased individually (provide a links for kit)
A computer, laptop, smart phone or iPad for conference video
Zoom app required if using phone – it’s free!)
If you do not have experience with Zoom, fret not! We can provide a free online tutorial with one of our staff to help you get comfortable before class.

Materials INCLUDED: (mailed or curbside pick-up)
22g, 20g and 16g sterling wire to complete projects
Beads to complete projects

Emery nail file

All tools below are priced with a 15% student discount. Email us if you have any questions!

Students MUST own, buy or have contents in: Kit #1, Wire Working Kit – $75
Select this kit option from drop down menu: $75 – kit w/o wire.
Kit contains:
Bench block 2 1/2″x2 1/2″
Plier, chain nose
Plier, flat nose
Plier, round nose
Tapered flush cutter
6″ steel ruler
Brass hammer, 20oz head
Round storage jars, set of 7 small stacked
Ball point pen
Emery board (student must provide)
Beads (student must provide)
Dampening pad (student must provide)

Shop all tools HERE.