Sleek Wire Wrapped Glass Cabochons

Wire-forming/ Wire-wrapping

Learn to wire-wrap a fused glass cabochon in this very sleek manner, by grinding a channel in the outer edge of the glass creating a “seat” for the wire to capture the glass and hold it securely.  Because of the ground edge, this class will be strictly for fused glass cabochons.  You will learn to accurately form the wire to surround the circumference and then I will show you how to secure it while crafting a wrapped wire bail.  Round, oval or simple rounded rectangle glass cabs work best for this project.  I will have a selection available for purchase.


Desert Jewel Studio, 26839 N 44th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. You will receive directions upon registering for class.


Saturday, April 18, 2020  from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

How do I sign up?

Class will be $50/person. E-mail or call Jen at (480)635-2402 to register any time from noon to 10pm.

What will I need to bring to class?

Materials: (glass cabs and wire will be available for sale in class if you don’t have your own to bring)

  • fused glass cabochons (simple shapes)
  • 18ga round wire (silver or copper as you prefer) Length required is equal to the circumference of your cab + 4″
  • 18ga (or 16ga) 1/2 round wire – about 9 or 10″


  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Flat pliers
  • Stepped pliers
  • flat/ half round pliers (optional)
  • wrap n’ tap pliers
  • bail making pliers
  • flush cutters
  • jewelry grade file
  • ruler
  • ultra-fine tip sharpie marker
  • Bead mat
  • steel wool or sanding sponges to clean up your wires
  • Magnifying glasses– most people don’t think they need them until they are faced with seeing the detail of jewelry close-up.
  • Covered water or other refreshing beverage
  • Snacks are always welcome as well. 🙂

The following will be available for you to use in class (or bring your own if you wish)

  • safety glasses
  • string (for measuring the circumference)
  • rubbing alcohol
  • grease pen (for marking dark glass)
  • acetone
  • glass grinder fitted with a groove bit

The majority of the above items are available locally at C&D SilverSJ Jewelry SupplyLonnie’s Jewelry Supply or other on-line jewelry supply sources. If you have any difficulty or questions about obtaining any of these items, please contact Jen to inquire about your options.