Tumbled Stone Pendant with Kaska Firor (Sold Out Wait List Only)
Friday, January 20, 2017
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
9:00 am Student Check-In
This class introduces basic wire-wrapping and wire-weaving techniques. Students will be shown how to construct a wire cage to hold the stone, how to weave and shape the bail and how to use the wire ends to create woven embellishments. Because of the free-form nature of this project students will be able to customize the pendant to create their own unique designs.
Class Fee: $60
Kit Fee: silver, $34; copper, $28
Workshop Location: American Legion, South Miami
Kaska Firor is an award winning jewelry artist who has been designing and crafting wire jewelry since 2001.
Originally a traditional wire-wrapping artist, in recent years she has shifted her focus to more innovating wire techniques including those barrowed from basket weaving and textile arts. The intricate and visually complex patterns of the weaves were what originally attracted Kaska to wire weaving and her fascination with the art continues to grow as she discovers more complex and challenging ways of combining and modifying different techniques and more inventive ways of incorporating stones, beads and other elements into her woven designs.
Kaska displays and sells her jewelry at art shows in the mid-West where she has won numerous awards. Her work has been published in several trade magazines; most recently her woven bracelet design was featured on the cover of March 2012 issue of Art Jewelry Magazine. Her first book, Freeform Wire Woven Jewelry, was released in November 2013.
Kaska enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others. She teaches jewelry classes locally at her studio in Cincinnati, bead shops and studios throughout US as well as at national shows. She believes that strong foundations are the key to successful design. In her classes she emphasizes proper technique and attention to detail and challenges her students with projects designed to increase their skill level.