Rhonda Wilcox

  • Bead Pad
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flat Nose Pliers (no teeth)
  • Three-step pliers
  • Nylon jaw Pliers
  • Flush Nose Wire Cutters
  • Anvil or Steel block
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Chasing hammer
  • Ruler
  • Jeweler’s file
  • Emery boards
  • Dead Soft Copper Wire (14-24 gauge)
  • Sharpie Pin – Black or Grey
  • Focal stones and cabochons
  • Beads with large (3mm) holes for bail beads
  • Chain
  • Seed beads (size 6 – 15)
  • Silver wire if desired but it is more expensive than copper.

I am a believer in using the items you already have, so please search through the tools and wire you have at home before you purchase anything.

You will need the text books, copper wire, 20 gauge, and 24 gauge, and basic tools by the second class. Also, be aware that additional items may be needed along the way.

Wire Wrapping/Weaving: Suppliers

Locations you can visit:

  • Harbor Freight, I45 & Nasa Rd, Webster, TX
  • Hobby Lobby, I45 & 646
  • Jemco, Houston, TX
  • Jo Ann’s, Bay Area Blvd., Webster, TX
  • Mays, Houston, TX
  • Michaels, I45 & 646
  • Texas Art Supply, Bay Area, Webster, TX

Internet:

  • www.amazon.com
  • www.auntiesbeads.com
  • www.abc.com Antique Beads & Crafty People, Pearland Texas
  • www.artbeads.com
  • www.bead&button.com
  • www.beadoholique.com Houston Texas
  • www.Beadstuff.com Austin, TX
  • www.firemountaingems.com
  • www.fusionbeads.com
  • www.riogrande.com