Intermediate Wire Class: Lariats, Briolettes, Cages, Herringbone


Go beyond the basic wire-wrapped loop!  Learn the briolette wrap to work with beads that are top-drilled, and wire cages to add an extra pizzazz!  Explore concepts of design, while using of the wire for linking & dangling in necklaces, bracelets, earrings & lariats. In this 4-hour class, not only will you learn and practice the techniques, but you will also master the techniques and leave with finished pieces! Learn to create beautiful components for bracelets, necklaces, or earrings. You can create organic or sleek designs, depending on beads used.

Please note: this class does not cover how to wire wrap cabochons or other objects without holes.  If you're interested in learning how to do this, sign up for our Wire Bezel Cabochon class.

What you will learn:

  • Linking wire wraps
  • Designing a lariat
  • Briolette wrapping
  • Wire caged beads
  • Herringbone weave


Prerequisite: Basic Earring & Wire Class, Wirework Necklace Class or equivalent. (Student should be familiar with making a wire wrap.) Note: If you do not know how to do a wire wrap, you can either sign up for one of the classes listed above, or take a 1-hour private lesson ($55/hr) before the class.

Materials: Students will need to purchase the Intermediate Wire class materials kit #12546 ($14.99 kit) at time of registration.

Kit includes: package of 22g wire and beads for practicing with. There are no discounts given on class materials kits. When you purchase the kit online, please mark for store pickup. The kit will be given to you when you come to the class. In addition to the kit, additional materials will be needed for your class project. Choosing your materials and designing your jewelry is part of the class. Materials for your project are not included in the class fee or class materials kit. You may choose from our large selection or bring your own. At the end of class you will pay for the materials you used for your project. All necessary tools will be provided in the class by the instructor.

Location: Classes are held at our store, 1544 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

3 Ways to Sign Up:

  • Sign up online with a credit card (secure) by adding this class to the online shopping cart, and checking out.
  • Call 510-337-1203 (give Visa/Mastercard/Discover info to employee)
  • Come into the store and pay with check, cash or Visa/Mastercard/Discover

Discount: Students will receive a 10% discount on in-store merchandise for 4 weeks prior and 2 weeks after the class.

By signing up for this class, you are agreeing to the class enrollment terms and conditions.

Instructor: Carol Bernau

Class size: 2 student minimum- 7 student maximum

Dates & Times: to be rescheduled


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