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Eva Sherman, Featured Wire Jewelry Instructor
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Wire Jewelry Inspiration for
January 23, 2013
Featured Instructor: Eva Sherman
Eva Sherman is thrilled to come back to Tucson to teach her amazing wire and sheet classes this year. She’s been coming to the Tucson gem shows for 6 years now, and as she says, "it is THE place for checking out new beads, findings, and tools, as well as making new friends!"
I’m sure I’m not the only wire wrapper who takes a look at jewelry made from metal sheet and thinks, "There’s no way I could do that!" Whether you think it’ll add a lot of tools and mess up your whole work area, or you’re just not sure where to start, I promise that working with sheet is a lot more like making wire jewelry than you think.
Besides, you don’t need to have a torch to start making jewelry with sheet, although you can down the road: some sheet cutters and a file or steel wool to finish the edges are the only other tools you really need to get started. Like Eva says, "Sheet is just wide wire and has the same characteristics." You’ll learn a lot of sheet tips in class with Eva!
By the way – you can get a free interview every day for 6 days right here! On day 1, we talk to Meredith Arnold, and day 2 is Eva Sherman. Discover their tips, what keeps them going, and what they love about teaching. Click below:
Click Below to explore Eva’s Classes this February in Tucson:
Buffed and Cuffed
Feb. 2, morning
Birds Nest Ring
Feb 2, afternoon
Fold Forming 101
2 Chances to take this class:
Feb. 7, afternoon
Feb. 9, afternoon
Fold Forming 102
Feb. 7, afternoon
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
Feb. 8, morning
Rosette Cuff & Bangle
Feb 8, afternoon
Feb 9, morning
Over the years, I’ve discovered that if you learn to work with the characteristics of wire instead of fighting them, your work will become fluid, and you will be much less frustrated. -Eva Sherman
Eva says that having such a solid foundation in wire techniques and knowledge is what helped her transition to using sheet in her work. While she took several classes on fold-forming, which is a way of creating texture in sheet metal pieces, she’s really taken off on her own, experimenting with tools and effects to get her own signature look. And you can, too!
When I asked Eva why she loves sharing how to make jewelry with students, she said, "I love the creative interaction, the joy in accomplishing something previously impossible, but most of all, I love that students are always so happy to be there!”
And when I asked her what the 1 thing is she has to have when she’s making jewelry, Eva said, "Magnification :-)" After discovering more about Eva’s metal jewelry, I really think that the gap between sheet metal and wire wrapping is just a very small step! How about you?
We are lucky have Eva Sherman as one of the returning JewelryTools.com instructors this year in Tucson, Feb. 1-12, at booth #N1 at the JOGS Show in Tucson, Arizona!
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