Romancing the Pearl

Instructor: Deborah Beesley

Course outline: Come enjoy the immediate gratification of wire work. This class takes your wire twisting experience to a new level.  In this intermediate class you will learn the design technique for twisting your way to making this collar length necklace using medium-fine gauge wire, pearls and beads. You will also learn to make a hook and eye clasp to finish your necklace. Techniques include: twisted-wire; wire wrapping; wrapped loops; hammering.

Skill level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable with twisted wire technique

Technique: Wirework (twisted wire)

Bring to class: Students should bring small ruler or tape measure; Round nose pliers; Flat nose pliers; Nylon-jaw flat nose pliers; Flush cutters; Bench block/Anvil; Chasing hammer; Sharpie (to mark tool); 3-4 small containers or ice-cube tray for sorting pearls and beads. Classroom tools will be available for in-class use. As this class goes over the typical lunch period, please bring lunch or snack; coffee will be available.

Class cancellation policy: If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.



Price: 50.00 +HST
Kit Fee: 45.00 Includes: instructions; all wire for project; jump rings; pearls (5 different sizes); beads and crystals of various sizes.
Duration: approximately 6 hours

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk!


To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 8 seats total for this class!
About Deborah Beesley

Deborah Beesley has been creating jewellery for almost 20 years.  She started when she was looking for something and just couldn't find the right thing.  "I bet I could make it" she said.  Friends saw her work and asked to make some for them and it started her on a whole new journey.  Always curious, Deborah has taken various technique classes over the years, finding that it really boosts creativity. Deborah's particular passion is creating with wire and exploring and working with colour, different shapes and textures.  It speaks to her and she is passionate about her wearable art.

Deborah has been a member of the Toronto Bead Society (TBS) since 2006, volunteering at many of the TBS events. This year she has joined the TBS Steering Committee to volunteer as their Education Coordinator.

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