Anodized Niobium Finger Rings

Course outline: Join anodizing enthusiast Liz Kennedy to create rainbow of colours with niobium. You will use various gauges of niobium wire to fashion two finger rings using a design of your choice. Along the way, will learn how to shape the rings using a ring mandrel, texture, harden and finish the metal. Then, you’ll learn how to transform the colour of your ring using an anodizer. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Experience working with wire an asset but is not required. Technique: Wirework; using various gauges of niobium wire to shape decorative finger rings. Sizing the ring, shaping the …

Wrap your way to beautiful designs with Kaska Firor

BeadFX is proud to present six classes with artist, designer and author Kaska Firor! Kaska is a very well-known wire weaving artist and regularly teaches at Bead and Button, North America’s largest jewellery-making conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “I fell in love with wire arts the moment I picked up a pair of pliers in my first wire wrapping class in the summer of 2001,” says Kaska. “It was the way those small wire tools felt in my hands, so naturally and comfortably, and the irresistible magic of wire, its ability to transform into different shapes and patterns, that completely captured …