TUCSON – Orbital Cuff – Feb. 6


The organically manipulated corrugated wire embellishments create the Orbital Cuffs.  Create the Orbital Cuff with or without pearls for an attractive yet edgy industrial chic.  Students will learn how to achieve various finishes on the corrugated wire as well as manipulation techniques unique to designing with WireKnitZ®.

Skill Level: Dexterity is necessary & wire wrapping experience is helpful.

Workshop Fee: $45.00

The Urban Edge Orbital Cuff Kit Fee: $39.00 (without pearls)

Orbital Cuff with Pearls: $44.00


Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Time: 10:00 – 1:00


The Tucson Bead Show

The Windmill Inn & Suites

4250 North Campbell Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85718




Instructor: Helena Hatten

Helena has been making jewelry for over 30 years and teaches wire working jewelry skills at several bead stores in the Metro Detroit area.  Currently, Helena is a board member of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild and Chairman of the Bead Bonanza committee.

A detailed written tutorial with color photographs is included demonstrating each phase of the design.  Please see KITS listed below.  Scissors, corrugating tools, wrist mandrel and dowels are provided.

Please be certain to bring the following tools:

Safety Glasses

Wire Cutters

Round Nose Pliers

Chain Nose Pliers

Measuring Tape – min. 6 ft.

Bead Reamer – we will have a couple on hand to share

FYI:  The Convertibles Bracelet, Aster Flower Cuff and Barb’s 4-Braid Cuff are complimentary accessories to the Orbital Cuff and are offered as classes.

Select your ORBITAL CUFF KIT from five color ways:

  • The Urban Edge Orbital Cuff with Black WireKnitZ® and bare copper wire (without pearls)
  • Classic: Champagne WireKnitZ® with non-tarnish silver wire and pearls
  • Spring: Lilac WireKnitZ® with non-tarnish silver wire and pearls
  • Summer: Turquoise WireKnitZ® with non-tarnish silver wire and pearls
  • Autumn: Henna Brown WireKnitZ® with non-tarnish bronze wire and pearls


Link: http://www.thetucsonbeadshow.com/index.php