Decorative Wire Earring Findings with Laura Moradi

Learn to make 3 types of decorative wire earring findings which will really up the quality of your jewelry projects! Laura shares her years of experience so you'll be successfully making findings of your own! Included is Laura’s clear explanation of the different types of pliers used in jewelry making. This is a class for all levels.
Wire Jewelry
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Class Materials List

• 24 inches 20 gauge half-hard sterling silver wire
• 24 or 26 gauge sterling silver wire
• 20 Copper wire for practice (optional)
• 4 stainless steel ear nuts
• beads and briolettes (optional)
• various headpins (optional)
• 6 2.5 mm x 20 g jump rings (optional)

• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Parallel pliers
• Needle file
• Sanding stick with 400 grit wet/dry paper
• Planishing hammer
• Steel block
• Polishing cloth

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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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