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Basket Weave Wire Centerpiece
Instructor: Lisa Claxton
Technique(s): Wirework
Level: Intermediate
The basket weave is a basic textile weaving technique. Learn how to design and construct this pendant using different gauges of wire, spacer bars, and beads. Watch as Lisa breaks down the different weaving and wire work techniques to complete the pendant so you can attach it to a necklace of your own design. This class is filled with great tips such as: using the proper tool for gripping your wire to make the weaving process easier, correcting a bent frame, making a basic loop, and tips on making even sized loops throughout your entire project.

This class has a running time of 63 minutes.
Tools And Materials

  • 2 5 Strand Spacer Bars
  • aprrox. 12mmx6mm, MUST fit on 22-gauge wire Flat Oval Bead Smokey Quartz .5" (12mm) x .25" (6mm)
  • 5, 3 inch, 22-gauge sterling silver head pins
  • Sterling Silver Headpins
  • 26g FINE Silver, round, dead soft wire -1/2 oz (~37.50 ft) - 6 feet. Lisa prefers fine silver, dead soft wire (rather than sterling wire) for this project. It is easier to weave with.
  • 2mm-6mm beads MUST fit on 22 gauge wire. Take a close look at the class sample picture to get a clearer idea of the various sizes and shapes of beads needed.