Alita Necklace with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Led by Kaska Firor, you’ll make this intricate necklace using several wire techniques. Expand your skills as you learn to weave in tight spaces and how to shape your wire into a graceful design to fit inside a small frame. Students will learn hand and tool wire shaping techniques, and how to tell which one to use when for the best results. Skill level: Advanced Beginner Prerequisite: Some wire weaving experience or intro classes. Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker, Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special …

Looped Stone Pendant with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Join Kaska Firor to learn how to encase a stone in a looped wire net while creating this fun pendant. Students in this class will learn the secrets to making uniform looking and tightly fitting loops that hold the stone securely. This class will focus on learning how to use the wire-looping technique for capturing differently shaped stones. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for …

Teardrop Pendant with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Create this beautiful pendant with Kaska Firor using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques. Students will be given precise instruction as how to create the pendant from start to finish, but will also be encouraged to customize the finishing touches in order to create a one-of-a-kind design. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of …

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 …