Would you like to be able to give handcrafted gifts at Christmas or that special occasion? Or perhaps you are just ready to get festive! The Special Occasion Gifts and Decorations course might just be for you. Like the Beginners Wirework course, this course is also aimed at the complete beginner. This course focuses on learning additional basic elements for wirework. During this one day course, you will be introduced to the tools, materials and techniques to produce a number of items to give as gifts or use for parties at home. using copper wire and semi-precious gemstones. The course can be taken as a stand alone course for those wanting to start wirework, but as it teaches different elements of basic wirework it can also be used as a follow on from the beginners course for those wishing to accomplish more at this level before moving on to more complex things.
As with all of our courses, we start the day with coffee and introductions, where you will also have the opportunity to have a look at our display of handcrafted jewellery, and jewellery kits that you can purchase on the day.
The course begins with an introduction to what you will be making on the day. After this, we will look at the toolkit that we will be using, including the introduction of new tools not previously used in the Beginners Wirework course, and how you can use them safely and effectively.
We will then go through each of the tutorials to make simple serviette rings, wine glass charms and a tree decoration. In addition to some of the elements made on the Beginners Wirework course, you will learn to make single and double spiral links, How to finish off your work with spiral cones, and how to add tassels and flourishes to beaded work. Also, you will learn more about the semi-precious stones used in your project.
At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills to make single and spiral chain links, wirework cone ends, and how to create more complex wirework wrapped beads.
In addition, there will be wirework kits and handcrafted jewellery to buy, and we will also be holding a free draw to win an item made by Wire and Gemstone Ltd.
For the dates of the next Christmas Gifts and Decorations course please visit our Events page
Course Duration: 1 day 09.00 – 16.00
Venue: The New Inn Hotel, Market Place, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AB
What is included in the course: Gemstones, wire and other materials to make the projects. Use of all tools
Please note that tea and coffee is provided, but not lunch. You can bring your own lunch, or order a delicious sandwich from the bar at the venue.