The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts is offering a class in wire wrap jewelry making later this month. In this hands-on class, you can learn to create beautiful wire wrap jewelry from a master wire sculpture artist.
Using semi-precious gemstones, fine copper and silver wire, Russell Lawson, who has more than two decades of experience, will give you a working knowledge of essential wire wrapping techniques. Participants will become familiar with the tools of the trade and add an exponentially utilitarian skill set to their artistic repertoire.
In the two-hour session, participants will create one complete wire-wrapped pendant with a semi-precious gemstone wrapped in fine copper or silver wire (your choice). The fee for the instruction, supplies, knowledge and complete pendant is $75. All materials will be provided.
Students will have the option to add-on a “to-go” kit for supplies to make an additional pendant at home, using their new skills (for an additional $25). The kit includes one semi-precious gemstone (gemstones will vary) and fine copper wire. Wire cutter is not included in the add-on kit.
The class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 16 in Room 228 at the Kingsport Renaissance Center (1200 E. Center Street).
To register, visit https://bit.ly/3r1JtC9. Online sales will end 48 hours prior to the class. For information about other classes, programs and activities of the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, visit www.engagekingsport.com.