The Omega Sidewinder Pendant features the best of both worlds! If you like the look of a wire accent across the stone in the Sidewinder Pendant AND you love the wide bail of the Omega Bail Pendant, then this is the class for you! A delightful combination of the wide Omega Bail top and the beautiful wire accent across the front of the stone, it combines both techniques into one pendant and uses a flat backed, smooth topped stone and 3 sterling silver wires to make the wide bail and the dramatic wire accent!
Start from the bottom and decide where you would like your holding wraps to be - straight across from each other or offset. Then skim the sides of the stone right up to the top where we start our wraps for the wide bail. Next comes a decision on whether you want to add beads, accents or just leave the wires plain! You have a choice of 3 different styles to hold the top of the stone, the plain mustache, the crossed mustache (shown) or the braid! I will show you how to try on each style to see what your stone looks like so you can make the right choice for your stone.
This style is suitable for beginner and intermediate wire wrappers. We start with a simple formula that works for every stone regardless of the shape or size, and work our way to the top where we create double rabbit ear loops for the chain to fit, and then on to the many variations to decorate the top.
Each student gets to decide on what they would like to do with the top wires. There are suggestions but this is completely up to what you want to do! To add beads or not, to add a dangle or not, is completely your choice!
You will have pages of instructions with photos for clarification
Learn the simple formula and method to determine how much wire you need
Tools will be set out for your use (AND disinfected!)
Knowledge of all types and shapes of wire used
Learn where I buy tools and supplies
You can bring your own stones to wrap
Find out how easy capturing your treasures in wire can be!
Private full-day class at my home workshop: $60 This class is all day from 10 am to 5 pm and includes all you need to complete TWO of these pendants, one wire project and 1-2 cool down projects depending on time. You are welcome to bring your own stones dependent on instructors approval. You will need to bring a lunch.
Private half-day class at my home workshop: $40 This class is from 10 am to 2 pm and includes all you need to complete this pendant, one wire project and 1 cool down project depending on time. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Omega Sidewinder Pendant Class 2021 to be determined
Arts Alive, Enumclaw, Washington Call 360-802-6776 for times and availability!
Ben Franklin, Bonney Lake, Washington Call 253-862-6822 for times and availability!