Original Price: $23.00

Special Rate: $12.65

Spiral Pendant and Earrings with Laura Moradi

In this class, you'll make a charming pendant and earring set. But that's just the beginning! With just a few basic tools, Laura will also show you how to create your own findings out of wire including a spiral pendant bail, earring findings, headpins, and hook and eye clasp. You'll also learn how to make a well-shaped wrapped loop and the right way to measure chain for a necklace. This class is a great complement to polymer clay or other bead making classes.

Original Price: $23.00

Special Rate: $12.65

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Class Materials List

• 3 large hole (1mm +) focal beads
• 36 inches 18 g sterling silver wire
• 18 practice wire (copper)
• 15 inches or more 2.8mm cable chain
• 1 pair fishhook ear wires
• 1 3.5 mm x 1 mm jumpring
• 2 3mm x .8 mm jumprings

• Round Nose Pliers
• Chain Nose Pliers
• Flat Nose Pliers
• Side or end cutters
• Parallel Pliers
• multi- step pliers, or 4 mm knitting needle
• pleinishing hammer
• steel block
• pencil or thin Sharpie marker
• ruler
• Jeweler's Polishing Cloth (optional)
• FREE Coloring Metals with Liver of Sulfur tutorial (optional)

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Laura Moradi

Two young children and a small apartment left Laura Moradi with no room for a traditional jeweler's studio. Using this obstacle as inspiration, she began wire wrapping in 2011. Wire is now Laura's favorite medium and she loves to share her enthusiasm with others.

Laura believes in a streamlined approach to design. Every element should have a purpose and relate back to the whole, from the focal element to the smallest jump ring. Indeed, findings are somewhat of an obsession of hers and she prefers to craft her own. Using simple hand tools Laura makes earrings, necklaces and bracelets from all...
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