Learn Torchwork and Wire Weaving from Kaska Firor at Bead Fest Spring!
By Missy Stearns
We were wowed by Kaska Firor's debut at Bead Fest Spring in 2014 and were doubly pleased to hear that she'd return to teach wire weaving and torchwork in Oaks, PA, for 2015's event next April.
Kaska began designing and making wire jewelry in 2001. Originally a traditional wire-wrapping artist, she's shifted her focus in recent years to working with wire techniques borrowed from basket-weaving and textile arts, including weaving, looping, stitching, coiling and others. Kaska displays and sells her jewelry at art shows in the Midwest, where she has won numerous awards.
Kaska is the author of Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry and her work has been published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. She's also a veteran teacher who believes that well-designed projects, together with a fun and supportive class environment, are key to successful learning.
Sign up now for one, two, or all of Kaska's wire-weaving workshops:
Teardrop Woven Pendant
Create this beautiful pendant using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques.
Woven Drop Earrings
Learn the basket weave techniques, large gauge wire shaping techniques and how to use a torch to draw beads at the ends of wires.
Beaded Hoop Earrings
In this class, you'll learn how to make beautiful wire-looped components, with a focus on learning how to control the shape and size of wire loops to keep them looking uniform.
If you're a more experienced wire weaver, build on your existing knowledge in these more advanced workshops:
Wire Woven Ring Workshop (Intermediate)
In this class, students will learn the basic construction of a wire-woven ring and ways of customizing it. A bit of wire-weaving experience will be helpful in this workshop.
Wire Woven Cabochon Pendant (Intermediate)
This workshop is for anyone who wants to build on their wire-weaving skills and apply them to working with cabochons. Discussion and demonstrations will include design process, various weaving techniques, and several construction methods.
If last year is any indication, Kaska's unique workshops will fill up fast. Reserve your seat now to learn from a true wire-weaving authority!