Kits Showcase - Land of Odds - Be Dazzled Beads
A textured pendant befitting a Mayan King!
Wire weaving is a set of techniques, similar to basket weaving, where you wrap thin weave wires around thicker BASE WIREs to create patterns and textures. You can then use these wire-woven strips to make all kinds of things, such as the framework to turn a cabochon or bead into a pendant, earring dangles, bracelets, bails, and the like.
ABOUT THE WIRE WOVEN MAYAN PENDANT PROJECT
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN...
In the WIRE WOVEN MAYAN PENDANT project, you will learn how to plan out a Wire Weave pattern design, selecting materials, create architectural support and structure.
The instructions help you...
...visualize the process,
...lead you through a fun project, and
...offer many design possibilities for the artist.
LearnToBead Goals: The Project covers...
- materials needed
My kit projects are part of our overall education program at Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville. These kits are developed within what is called The Design Perspective.
The Design Perspective focuses on how the jewelry designer and bead artist make choices about...
-what to do, and not do
-what to include, and not include
-how to balance off conflicting demands between beauty and functionality.
THE WIRE WOVEN MAYAN PENDANT
Every participant receives a Project Guide Book
In the Project Guide Book, I first guide you through this project's planning process. That is, I discuss the types of choices I made, when creating this piece. These choices include things about technique, color and materials, and about form, structure and function. I discuss how I leveraged the architectural strengths of each stitch to achieve my overall goals.
Then, I go over, in detail, with many illustrations and diagrams, step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions.
The Project Guide Book Table of Contents:
15 Pages, 16 Color images
With This Kit, You Will Receive...
- Step by Step instructions with text, diagrams and images
- 18ga brass wire, dead soft
- 26ga brass wire, dead soft
- 1 1/2 - 2" elongated teardrop, gemstone bead
- Plastic case with lid for carrying these supplies
What You Will Need To Have On Hand...
Chain nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Flush cutters (side cutters will not be sufficient here)
Round nose pliers
Sharpie Marker, Black, Fine
2 sticks (chop sticks, straws, thin dowels)
3’ of 3mm rat tail (satin cord) or other string
About Warren Feld
"Jewelry Design Is A Life Lived With Wearable Art" -- Warren Feld
For Warren Feld, Jewelry Designer, beading and jewelry making endeavors have been wonderful adventures. These adventures, over the past 31 years, have taken Warren from the basics of bead stringing and bead weaving, to wire working and silver smithing, and onward to more complex jewelry designs which build on the strengths of a full range of technical skills and experiences.
He, along with his partner Jayden Alfre Jones, opened a small bead shop in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, about 30 years ago, and called it Land of Odds. Over time, Land of Odds evolved from a bricks and mortar store into a successful internet business – www.landofodds.com . In the late 1990s, Jayden and Warren opened up another bricks and mortar bead store – Be Dazzled Beads – in a trendy neighborhood of Nashville called Berry Hill. Together both businesses supply beaders and jewelry artists with all the supplies and parts they need to make beautiful pieces of wearable art.
Warren leads a group of instructors at Be Dazzled Beads. He teaches many of the bead-stringing, jewelry design as well as business-oriented courses in the curriculum. He works with people just getting started with beading and jewelry making, as well as with the program’s advanced bead study groups.
His pieces have appeared in beading and jewelry magazines and books. One of his pieces is in the Swarovski museum in Innsbruck, Austria.
LAND OF ODDS
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Nashville, Tennessee 37204
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