Wire Art

A Reno Gem and Mineral Society Class Offering

What You Will Learn: This class will develop your ability to work with wire and tools to set any shape of object without the need of solder or glue. Various techniques from beginning to advanced will be taught. Students will learn standard techniques, as well as more advanced techniques developed by Jennifer Rhodes. All pattern directions used in this class have been written by Jennifer Rhodes, or artists who have granted permission to teach their techniques and distribute the written directions they have created.

Class Materials, Tools, and Supplies: Material supply lists are provided at the general meeting and the previous class. RGMS has four student tool boxes, wire and donated rocks for first time students.

Cost: $5 per class

Schedule: Class is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6-8pm.

Instructors: Jennifer Rhodes and Sami Ellis

Wire Art Project

General Materials List

  • Cabochon or other item depending upon the Technique Taught
  • 22 ga square wire
  • 20 ga half round wire
  • (copper available in class)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Square Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Side Cutters
  • Thin Masking Tape
  • Fine Point Sharpie Type Marking Pen
  • Ruler
  • Pin Vise (optional)
  • Magnifying Lens Head Set (Optional)


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