One of my earliest dreams was to go to art school. Well life had other plans. So last year I decided to take an online class from the New York Institute of Art and Design. It’s a specialty course in jewelry design and wire working. Some of the information I already know but I have been learning so many new techniques and skills!
This current section I just completed was on wire forging and making my own unique handmade jewelry components; clasps, earring wires, and other findings.ome assignment was to make a necklace and use a hand forged clasp.
Another assignment I did was on making my own earring wires. I made a pair of square frames and added just a simple silver bead on them.
Before I started on this class I had never even thought of making my own findings for my jewelry, but what a way to make my unique items even more unique!