A jaunty swoop of wire emblazons the front and back of this style. Learn how to create this playful accent on your stone! We start at the bottom and work our way to the side wraps where we can decide where these should be. Do we want them directly across from each other or asymmetrical? So many choices are available, I can't wait to tell you about them!
At the top we gather everything together and form a rabbit ear bail with two loops to keep it from twisting on a chain or cord. Then we have a variety of options to work the remaining wires into a grand finish! I will provide you with lots of ideas as to how you can finish the top and get the result you want!
The Sidewinder Pendant utilizes a flat backed, smooth topped stone that will feature a decorative swirl of wire across the front of the stone with small side wraps and a double rabbit ear bail to hold the chain. This style can also be made with an optional clear faceted stone at the top. Using a minimum of just 3 sterling silver wires you can create a dramatic statement with wire!
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 Party all-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 a cool down project depending on time. You are welcome to bring your own stones for consideration. You will need to bring a lunch.
Private Party 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.