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Private Wireworking Earring Making Lesson: Advanced Level (Ages 9-13)

Engage in a customized 1-on-1 experience to advance your jewelry making skills in wireworking to learn how to create strong and impressive pieces, guided by a professional jeweler along the way.
April Elizabeth Lassing Leithner
57 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
75 minutes
per class
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year olds
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Class Experience

In this class, students will:
1. Strengthen their wireworking skills by creating more advanced wire components.
2. Hone their skills in shaping jewelry wire and using a bench block/chasing hammer to strengthen their work.
3. Learn to create sturdy wire frames and how to embellish wire components with beautiful beads.
4. Learn how to create jump rings from scratch. 
5. Learn how to combine wire of different thicknesses and beads of different sizes to create unparalleled jewelry designs for earrings!
I have over 18 years of experience in jewelry creation, including designing and successfully selling my work through artisan festivals and e-commerce for over a decade. As an educator, I have been teaching students from elementary to high school through the world of jewelry making for over 7 years through homeschool classes, birthday parties, private instruction, and after-school enrichment courses across 8 elementary schools. I have also been teaching here on Outschool since December 2020 and I've loved every minute!
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Having all "required" items below are essential to creating our first earrings. Read below for details on each item and you can also refer to an Amazon list for purchasing supplies. AMAZON LIST: Please be sure to check the comments on each item; if you have any questions regarding these items, please send me a message and I'm happy to help! Some items in this shopping cart may not be available, but nearly identical supplies can be located: SUPPLY DETAILS: Required Materials for Class: 1. Round Nose Pliers (thin nose, round jaws) and Chain Nose Pliers (thin nose, flat jaws) 2. Wire Cutters 3. 18 or 20 gauge jewelry copper wire (thicker) 4. 24 or 26 gauge jewelry wire (thinner) 5. Bench block (recommended brand: Beadsmith) 6. Chasing hammer (recommended brand: Beadsmith) 7. Thin dowels of various diameters, OR you can use pencil(s) and thin marker(s) of various diameters 8. Small selection of beads (recommend: medium sized (such as pearls and crystals) and seed beads (size 11/0, 8/0, or 6/0)). Helpful but not required: 9. Earring hooks/posts etc. (we can use store-bought earring hooks or we'll make our own!) 10. Jump rings (we will be learning to make our own, but having extra is helpful!) 11. Metal file 12. A single piece of felt or other fabric to use as a beading mat Extra options (not required but if you have them, bring them!) 13. Jewelry wire in different colors 14. Thing-a-ma-jig 15. Tool Magic (either to be applied to tools 24hrs before class or we'll discuss how to use it at the end of class) ESTIMATED COSTS: • Jewelry Pliers and Cutter Set:~ $10-$20 • Jewelry wire (18, 20, 24, and/or 26 gauge wire): ~$7/spool (Note: "g", or "gauge", refers to the thickness of the wire; the higher the number, the thinner the wire.) • Bench block: ~$15 • Chasing hammer: ~$12 • Metal files: ~$3 • Tool Magic: ~$15 • Materials are available online or at your local craft store such as Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics. You can check your stores for coupons, such as saving a fixed percentage off your entire order. Feel free to ask any questions ahead of time regarding materials!
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parental assistance may be needed to help students with cutting wire and learning to make smaller loops with wire.


April Elizabeth Lassing Leithner
Lives in the United States
Educator in Professional Style Jewelry Making
57 total reviews
86 completed classes

About Me

Hi there! My name is April and I love to share my passion for jewelry making with students of all ages! My mission is to give every student the same life-changing moment that I had when I first discovered my passion: When I was in high school, a... 
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