Pod Ring (Video Download)

A Bead Fest Video Workshop: Expert wire artist Janice Berkebile shows you how to make her signature Pod Ring using wire-weaving and wire-wrapping techniques.
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Follow along as master wire-artist Janice Berkebile teaches you step-by-step how to transform wire and beads into a stunning piece of jewelry using wire-weaving and wire-wrapping techniques to make her signature Pod Ring.

Bonus: A PDF with complete instructions for this project will accompany this download.
Note: The video preview is lower quality than the actual purchased product.
What you need:
  • 1 focal bead with at least 3/32mm hole
  • 1 Thai silver flower drop
  • 5" of 20-gauge sterling silver wire (anchor)
  • 9-11" of 16-gauge sterling silver wire (shank wire)
  • Three 3" lengths of 18-gauge sterling silver wire (spoke wires)
  • 7" of 20-gauge sterling silver wire (for binding)
  • 2.5' of 24-gauge sterling silver wire (for weaving)
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Ring mandrel
  • Ring sizer
  • Ruler
  • Sharpie
  • Liver of sulfur
  • Mesh basket
  • Pro polishing pad
  • Sunshine polishing cloth
  • Masking tape

SKU: EP1136

Author/Speaker/Editor: Janice Berkebile

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

creativity Review by ginette

The video lasts about 40 minutes.

The quality of the video is average as it is standard video, and Janice is a little mechanic for the summary when she starts to describe the project, however she becomes natural once she does not recite her beginning script and get going on the class.

She first gives a good description and shows the tools and items needed to complete the project. Then she gets going to build the rings. She says that the ring is for intermediate, but I would say that if you have already played with pliers, cutters, and wire it should be doable for you.

She is very competent in explaining to you the techniques required steps by steps, and is very natural once she gets going. She is an excellent and passionate teacher and give great tips along the way,

It shows that she enjoys what she is doing.

At the end, she shows you examples of variations that she did from her basic principles to encourage you to make it your own.

The video is very well put together. Watching it, you will succeed in building this ring as it is built to view all the angles necessary to understand each steps.

(Posted on 2/11/14)