Kissing Spirals Earrings Class With Maria Richmond

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Kissing Spirals Earrings Class With Maria Richmond
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The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh says
CLASS DESCRIPTION These lightweight and comfortable earrings use one continuous piece of wire for the base. They are about 1-1/4" to 1-3/8" long from top to bottom. Wire weaving and wrapping is done with another continuous piece of 26 gauge wire. This is an intermediate level project designed for students who are comfortable making spirals of similar sizes and wire wrapping an open form, but the confident beginner can accomplish it by first practicing spirals. Previous wirewrapping experience required.

INSTRUCTOR Artist Maria Richmond draws her inspiration from the possibilities she sees in ordinary objects and materials. While she plays with wire, she often envisions unique ways of combining traditional, repurposed, and found objects into her creations. She regularly teaches in Western Pennsylvania, as well as other venues. She teaches basic and intermediate techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Her goal is to help her students find their own creative voice and the endless possibilities in the seemingly mundane.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15-$18 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $3.19 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Copper kits ($15) or silver-filled ($18) will be purchased directly from the instructor.

Kits include:

• 16 or 18 gauge wire
• 20 gauge wire
• 26 gauge wire
• 2mm round beads in copper, silver or stone
• printed tutorial
• ruler

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS Students are encouraged to bring their own tools, but there will be tools to share. Required tools include:

• round pliers
• chain nose pliers
• nylon-jawed pliers
• flush cutters
• fine permanent marker

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE Instructor will have some tools available for student use including hand tools, hammers, bench blocks, markers, liver of sulfur, and polishing pads.

CLASS MINIMUM 4 students.

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY Our instructors require a minimum number of students to teach. In order to minimize cancellations that inconvenience our instructors and other students, class cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. Students who comply with this requirement will receive a full refund. Students who do not comply will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.

Photo Credit: Maria Richmond, Lost Marbles, LLC © 2016. All rights reserved.
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By: The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

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