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Wire wrapping workshop at TAC

Enthusiasm for wire wrap has been so great that Tryon Arts and Crafts will offer the beginning wire wrap workshop one more time in 2009. This workshop will be held Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This one-day workshop is designed to teach the basics of wire -wrap jewelry. Students will learn the basic techniques utilized in bending, twisting and shaping wire to make jewelry pieces. They will also learn about basic hand tools, different wires, finishing techniques (filing, tumbling, and cleaning wire), and stone hardness.

These basic techniques and designs will be utilized in many aspects of future jewelry making. If you have a special bead (s) with holes, please bring to utilize in a project at the end of the day. All tools and materials are furnished for a fee.

Students will complete at least three projects and more if time allows. Students are asked to bring a bag lunch and drinks.

The instructor, Charlotte Caughman, is a native of Brevard, N.C., who now resides in Inman, S.C. She has been actively involved in art in some form for most of her life. From managing an art supply store to teaching 7th graders and from photography to soapstone carving, her interests and activities are many and varied.

She received her degree from UNCA and has spent the last 12 years plus involved in jewelry making and metalsmithing.

Advanced registration is required. Please call Tryon Arts and Crafts at 828-859-8323 or visit www.tryonartsandcrafts.org to register or for more information. Workshop fee is due at registration.

Spaces will be held only for paid registrations. Payments can be made at or mailed to: Tryon Arts & Crafts, 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon, NC 28782. Credit card payments can be made in person or by telephone.

You may call the instructor for additional information regarding the workshop at 864-473-0317. We have a limited number of spaces available in each workshop, so register early.