Original Price: $23.00

Special Rate: $12.65

Spiral Earrings Duo with Laura Bracken

Make beautiful artisan earrings! In this class with jewelry designer and instructor Laura Bracken, you will learn techniques that can be used in thousands of other pieces of jewelry in your future. This class covers creating wire spirals, texturing metal, adding a patina, fusing ball-end headpins, wire-wrapping charms, and making your own ear wires.

Original Price: $23.00

Special Rate: $12.65

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For Copper Spiral Earrings with Turquoise:
• Two 6-inch pieces of 16-gauge copper wire
• Two 2-inch pieces of 20-gauge copper
• Six 1½-inch pieces of 22-gauge copper wire (or 6 pre-made copper headpins)
• Six 6mm turquoise beads

For Square Spiral Silver Earrings:
• Two 5½-inch pieces of 14-gauge silver wire
• Two 2-inch pieces of 20-gauge silver wire
• Two small silver jump rings (optional)

Tools for Both Pair of Earrings:
• Steel bench block
• Chasing hammer
• Wire cutters
• Round-nose pliers
• Chain-nose pliers
• Cup bur or metal files
• Tweezers

Other Items:
• Ruler
• Liver of sulfur gel or liquid
• Paper towels
• 3 small glass or plastic bowls
• Distilled water
• Baking soda
• Piece of string or beading wire
• Stirring utensil (craft stick, plastic spoons, etc.)
• Metal cleaner (PennyBrite, alcohol, degreasing soap, etc.)
• Steel wool
• Polishing cloth
• Sealant (optional)

For Fusing Headpins:
• Micro torch or other torch
• Bowl of water for quenching
• Third-hand or heat-proof pliers
• Heat-proof surface or tile

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Laura Bracken

Laura Bracken

Laura Bracken is an accredited teacher of Hadar’s metal clay products and practices and completed Rio Grande’s PMC (precious metal clay) instructor’s certification. Laura started the international grassroots organization SRAJD (Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design), which has 4000 members.

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