Wire Jewellery Masterclass with Linda Jones (2 Days)
This October, International wire jewellery expert Linda Jones will be visiting the London Jewellery School to teach this one-off masterclass in wire wrapped jewellery. There are only 8 places in total and it is an excellent chance to develop your skills under expert tuition.
Linda has years of experience in making bead and wire jewellery, has had 8 jewellery books published, is a regular contributor to a range of jewellery websites and magazines, runs her own jewellery business and she runs the Wire Workers Guild! What a busy lady...we are so pleased she has taken a few days out of her busy schedule to come and teach at LJS.
This class is unique and does not cover the same techniques covered in our wire wrapping or beading classes so you can do them all without much crossover.
Topics and techniques covered include:
Creating spirals, bead cages and making links on beads (this will be used to make a finished project too)
Hammering wire to create and design pieces
Creating shapes with wire such as hearts, wiggles, leafs etc...
Making a wire wrapped cuff using framework wire wrapping
Plenty of expert hints and tips from Linda
& much more
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. However if you want to bring any of your own tools or materials then you are welcome to.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea coffee and luxury biscuits! The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
With an early childhood spent in East and West Africa, Linda’s formative years fuelled her inner creativity with colourful cultures, their artefact's and handicrafts. She completed an art foundation course in 1980, after having spent a year travelling around Indonesia, learning the art of batik making. Initially, unable to find her specialist leaning, she took various jobs, but returned to college in 1989 to study Jewellery Making at the London Metropolitan University (Sir John Cass), specialising in metal work and enamelling ... and never looked back!
Linda’s first jewellery ranges were sold in galleries and shops nationally in the U.K and to subsidise her craft, she set up jewellery making workshops for children’s birthday parties, followed by Wire & Bead classes at her local adult education centre.
These Wire & Bead workshops became very popular and as a testament to her passion and teaching skills, the first group she ever taught in 1998 still continue to meet socially, to inspire and exchange ideas.
Linda’s jewellery designs continue to evolve and gain popularity, notably her wedding jewellery: creating very personal tiaras, necklaces, earrings and accessories for brides in the U.K. She works from her studio in Kent, where she also runs workshops and has 8 project books published on the subject, plus an instructional DVD. She runs The WireWorkers Guild and regular contributes project designs to beading and jewellery magazines in the U.K. and U.S. as well as filmed projects for Bead TV. More information can be found on her website: www.wirejewellery.co.uk