2017 Course Information: Crystal Wire Wrapping
Crystal Wire Wrapping
Students will learn the basic techniques of wire wrapping crystals in this 3 hour course. This will include the types of tools and their uses, the best types of wire to use, and the wrapping techniques for crystals and stones of all shapes. Dating back thousands of years, wire wrapping is one of the first and simplest methods for setting stones in jewelry. Student can bring their own crystals or pick from a selection mined right here in Arkansas. Students will leave with a pendant they have designed and wrapped, as well as the skills to carry on wire wrapping. Open to all skill levels.
Arkansas Craft School,
101 North Peabody St. Mountain View, AR 72560
REGISTER BY:July 1st
Instructor :Dora Gonzalez
Dora Gonzalez is a native born Texan who fell in love with the Ozark Mountains and settled in the town of Fox, Arkansas over 12 years ago. During her time in Texas Dora nad her family owned and operated a traveling arts and crafts business, which offered a distinct Native American style of merchandise. Shortly after moving to Arkansas Dora set aside the crafting business and began a new way of working with her hands. She is a licensed massage therapist, operating Bear Paw Massage in Mountain View, Arkansas. Then, in 2015, Dora embarked on a recreational crystal digging trip in southern Arkansas, unearthing numerous quartz crystals and reawakening her passion for creating art. Since then she has dedicated most of her free time to turning the crystal finds into stunning wire wrapped jewelry for all to enjoy. These beautiful pieces of quartz crystal art incorporate a timeless simplicity while retaining Dora's signature Native American style.