Wirework is an imaginative and spontaneous method of setting stones using wire and simple hand tools. Craft a centerpiece for a beading project, create a pendant out of that odd-shaped stone or turn a beach rock into a treasured memory you can wear. In this workshop you will learn how to frame a stone, the use of simple hand tools, and about the sometimes perverse nature of wire. You will create a finished work of art in one session. Surprise yourself! Workshops and private classes are priced depending on travel time and number of participants. My studio is located in Northern California. To arrange a workshop with Dev Khan, contact devkhan@devkhan.com with location, date, time, and number of students. Reserve your workshop with a $25 per student deposit. Upon pre-payment, I will send my Wire Work DVD so you can view it ahead of class time. Use the button below using debit, credit, or Paypal; or send a money order to Dev Khan (contact for address.)

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Wire Workshops

Cabochon Wire Workshop
This one on one workshop covers the basics of wire work on oval stones. It comes with all materials (stone and sterling silver wire), use of tools and Wire Work DVD. The class runs 2-3 hours and you will wear a finished pendant at the end! Contact me to set up a workshop in your area. If you pre-pay, I will send you the Wire Work DVD before your class so you can get an idea of what well be doing.
devkhan@devkhan.com
Cost: $100 per person

Advanced Wire Workshops
In this advanced workshop, we explore how to set asymmetrical and odd shaped stones in wire, adding beads and additional wires. Its also a good opportunity to strengthen your basic wirework skills. Materials (stone, sterling silver wire and beads) are not included in this class, but are available for purchase here at less than retail prices. Bring materials you have on hand, and we can incorporate them using your new skills! I will supply tools, or bring yours along if youre comfortable with them. Contact me to reserve your time.
devkhan@devkhan.com
Cost: $25 per hour per person, two hour minimum

Group Wire Workshop
I like to teach groups of friends or family, gem clubs or creative circles. It's great fun to create art with buddies! Everyone takes home a finished pendant, great memories of its creation and a Wire Work DVD. If you'd like to host/organize a workshop of four or more, there is a 50% discount on your class fee. Class time is 3-4 hours depending on the number of students. When you pre-pay, I will send everybody the Wire Work DVD before your class so you can get an idea of the work. If Im in your area, Id love to teach your group. Check my schedule!
devkhan@devkhan.com
Cost: $100 per person

Wire Work Video
In this video, I create two pendants of different sizes and shapes demonstrating basic wire wrap techniques while describing the process over the course of an hour or so. Interview style, it is shot with multiple cameras and great sound by my videographer friend, Tim Glidewell. We discuss tools and materials, tips and tricks with close up shots of the action. There is a material and supplies list on the video, as well as a printed one on the case. You can buy one here:
Here is a sample of the Wirework DVD:

Tim Glidewell makes informative and entertaining videos on rock-hounding, gold-panning and more! Check him out:
http://www.mineralexpeditions.com/Mineral_Expeditions/Home.html

Lapidary Lessons
Im offering a limited number of ongoing, one on one lapidary instructions at my shop. I have lots of stones to practice on, and the shop is just big enough for two of us! We'll be working on the Genie, a six wheel grinding/polishing machine, and a six-inch trim saw. The first session is a three hour class pertaining to safe use of tools, a bit of geology and basic lapidary technique. Class time after that is scheduled in two to three hour sessions as convenient for us both. Contact me to reserve your space.
devkhan@devkhan.com
Prepare to get muddy!