Get Wired

Want to learn to make wire jewelry? Artist Ann Glaser will offer four classes in jewelry-making at her studio, Rewired Designs, 1624 Chestnut Ridge Road, Upper Black Eddy, Pa. (If you want to drool over her designs, like the one at left, see her web site: www.rewireddesigns.com)

Classes will be offered on Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m., and will be offered twice in a winter and spring series. Participants may sign up for one or all of the classes. Rewired Designs will provide all required materials as well as tools to share, although participants can bring their own tools. Pre-registration is required.


The beginner class, Basic Wire Work, will be offered Feb. 21 and repeated May 16 ($90). Classes for which some experience will be beneficial are: Clasps and Earring Wires on March 14 and June 13 ($90); Wire Work Bracelet on April 11 and June 27 ($110); and Wire Work Necklace on April 25 and July 18 ($110).

In Basic Wire Work and Clasps and Earring Wires, participants will learn to make  components to be used to make finished pieces. In Wire Work Bracelet and Wire Work Necklace, students will work on a single project and leave class with an elegant piece of jewelry.

Ms. Glaser is a juried member of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen. She participates in numerous craft shows in the northeast. She uses fine silver, sterling silver, brass, gold fill and semi-precious stones in her work. She incorporates beads by contemporary artists or vintage beads she finds in her travels. She is also known for her  complex chain maille bracelets and necklaces.

To register, call Rewired Designs at (610) 982-9145.

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One Response to Get Wired

  1. Dear Ilene,

    This is just fascinating. This piece does not seem to be recent art – rather conveys aura of Old Pawn in Navajo and Hopi and Zuni Country,out West. Or of keepsakes, such as Sandra Lisnak features in Foxfire Vintage Jewelry on-line.

    You make it seem as though, with this mentor, the nonartistic (I was given D in art because I couldn’t draw Blue Boy and Pink Lady in grade school) could create beautiful jewelry.

    Thank you for always expanding our horizons!

    Warm regards, Carolyn

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