If you can't make it to one of these classes, I am willing to set up classes with you to teach your group.

 

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - Highland River Melees and Baronial Investiture - Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center, 1600 Harpers Ferry Rd. Knoxville, MD 21758.

 

Monday, August 4, 2014, 11 am - 2 pm @ Poison Pen Press, booth 63, Pennsic War / Coopers Lake Campground, Slippery Rock PA  16057
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Upcoming Classes

To schedule your class with Helene Jacobs, please contact her at Helene at AncientWire dot com.  Helene can teach you or your small group how to make chains, rings and other jewelry.  Some examples of classes that Helene has taught can be found below.

Beginning Wire Weaving with Helene Jacobs- Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival
Friday, August 22, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
http://pghknitandcrochet.com/pghcreativearts/classes/beginning-wire-weaving-helene-jacobs/

http://pghcreativearts.com/

This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools.
With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century.  Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD.  Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. No special skills are required for this class, however, you will be bending and working with wire, some advanced arthritic conditions may prevent you from participating. This class is geared for adults. The instructor will also have available for purchase pliers, wire cutters and drawplates which are used to make the jewelry if you do not have your own. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm. Registration required, class size limited to 12.

 

Beginning Wire Weaving - Pennsic War 2013
Friday, August 1, 2014   @  12:00 noon    A&S 3
Sunday, August 3, 2014  @ 3 pm    A&S 7
Tuesday, August 5, 2014  @ 4 pm   A&S 5
Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 1 pm     A&S 5
 
This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools.

With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century.  Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD.  Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today.  

If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. 

The  fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace.  The number of students per class is limited to 10.  The class lasts 2 Hours.  

To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm 

 

 

 

Past Classes & Book Signings

 

ANCIENT WIRE WEAVING CLASS

This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and found across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century.  Our instructor, Helene Jacobs, has been teaching and practicing this craft for over 25 years, including at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 

Your choice of 4 Dates:

Tuesday, October 1, 6 - 8 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22, 6 - 8 p.m.

If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them.  Please bring glasses if you need them for close or small work.

Limit 10 students per class.  To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com 

Please contact Ross Community Center to register for a class    412-931-7055 ext 233 or ext 204   


Double Spiral Ring ~ Siege of Glengary - Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 1707 Old Leetown Pike; Kearneysville, WV 25430
Sept 27, 28 & 29, 2013 - Oak & Lynen

The design of this lovely adjustable double spiral ring has been found since the 4th century BCE, when the Etruscans made it in gold with a bead. There are also examples without a bead from the Celts, Romans, Saxons, and Vikings. 

If you have wire cutters, a file (or cup burr), chain nose pliers, nylon or soft jaw pliers, and a ring mandrel, please bring them All of these will be available in class to use, but in limited quantity. If you have a small bead you would like to use, please bring that as well.

 

Book Signing - Sept 27, 28 & 29, 2013 - at Oak & Lynen - Siege of Glengary - Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 1707 Old Leetown Pike; Kearneysville, WV 25430

 

Beginning Wire Weaving - Pennsic War 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013    @  12:00 noon    AS 14    
Tuesday, July 30, 2013    @  2:00 PM    AS 14 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013    @  3:00 PM    AS 14    
 
This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools.

With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century.  Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD.  Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today.  

If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. 

The  fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace.  The number of students per class is limited to 10.  The class lasts 2 Hours.  

To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm 

 

 

Viking Knot Ring - Pennsic War 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 5pm

Learn to make a Viking Knot ring.  
There are several different types of knot rings throughout history.  The one this class will focus on has been dated to the 9th - 11th century and comes from the Viking culture.

 If you have your own ring mandrel, chain nose, needle nose pliers or round nose pliers, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  1 hour.  Limited space.  

 

Book Signing - Tuesday, July 30, 2013  5-7 pm at Brush Creek Wool Works, #85 Street of Gold, Pennsic War / Coopers Lake Campground, Slippery Rock PA  16057

 

Beginning Wire Weaving - Pennsic War 2012
Wed, Aug 1    1:00 PM    AS 02    
Fri, Aug 3    2:00 PM    AS 05    
Sun, Aug 5    2:00 PM    AS 02    
Wed, Aug 8    2:00 PM    AS 11    

This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools.

With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century.  Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD.  Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today.  

If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. 

The  fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace.  The number of students per class is limited to 10.  The class lasts 2 Hours.  

To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm 

 

Beginning Wire Weaving
Aethelmearc War Practice - Saturday, May 19, 1012 10am-noon in the Bathhouse

This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools.

With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century.  Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD.  Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today.  

If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. 

The  fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace.  The number of students per class is limited to 10.  The class lasts 2 Hours.  

To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm 

 

 

Beginning Wire Weaving - California University of Pennsylvania - Nov 8, 2011

This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era (and throughout other times). If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  2 Hours.  

 

Knot Ring - Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 2:30 pm
Autumn Artisan Challenge and Gold Chain Tourney


Learn to make a Knot ring from the Viking culture.  If you have your own ring mandrel, chain nose, needle nose pliers or round nose pliers, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  1 hour.  Limited space.  

 

 

Beginning Wire Weaving - Monday, October 10, 2011 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
Ross Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA

This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools.

With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century.  Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD.  Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today.  

If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. 

The  fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace.  The number of students per class is limited to 10.  The class lasts 2 Hours.  

To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm 

To register for the class, please contact Ross Township Community Center - 412-931-7055 ext 233 or 204.

To view The Ross Record on line, please visit http://www.ross.pa.us/ .  The class description is on page 29, and the registration form is on page 38.

 

Book Signing - St. Sebastian Arts and Crafts Fair

St Sebastian will be holding an Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
I will be there signing Ancient Wire and Ancient Wire II.  I will have books and jewelry for sale.

St Sebastian, 311 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15237

 

Pennsic War - July 29 - August 14, 2011 - www.PennsicWar.org

Beginning Wire Weaving

This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era (and throughout other times). If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  2 Hours.  

Saturday, August 6, 2011 @ 12 pm AS 09
Sunday, August 7, 2011 @ 11 am AS 09
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 2 pm AS 09
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 11 am AS 09

 

Advanced Wire Weaving

Anyone with prior knowledge of Viking Wire Weaving / Viking Chain Knitting is welcome - even if you just learned today! Students will have the option to learn hollow ovals, caged beads, flat rings or a bracelet. You can learn more than one, with time permitting. If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  1 Hour.  Limited space.  

Thursday, August 11 at 4 pm at Livonia Smithery - Merchant Space 170

 

 

Knot Ring

Learn to make a Knot ring from the Viking culture.  If you have your own ring mandrel, chain nose, needle nose pliers or round nose pliers, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  1 hour.  Limited space.  

Wednesday, August 10 at 4 pm at Livonia Smithery - Merchant Space 170

 

Artisan's Row Demonstration - Tuesday, August 9th - 1-3 pm - A&S  6

 

War Practice XXII - May 21, 2011

Beginning Wire Weaving

This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era (and throughout other times). If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  2 Hours.  

 

Advanced Wire Weaving

Anyone with prior knowledge of Viking Wire Weaving / Viking Chain Knitting is welcome - even if you just learned today! Students will have the option to learn hollow ovals, caged beads, flat rings or a bracelet. You can learn more than one, with time permitting. If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  1 Hour.  

 

 

 

Castle Schola - March 5th, 2011
Knot Ring
Learn to make a Knot ring from the Viking culture.  If you have your own ring mandrel, chain nose or needle nose pliers, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.

St Brigid's Faire - Saturday, October 16, 2010

Advanced Wire Weaving
Anyone with prior knowledge of Viking Wire Weaving / Viking Chain Knitting is welcome. Students will have the option to learn hollow ovals, caged beads, flat rings or bracelet. You can learn more than one, with time permitting. If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. (Baroness Betha)

Pennsic War - July-August 2010 (www.PennsicWar.org)

Beginning Viking Wire Weaving - each class is 2 hours in length
This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era ( and throughout other times).  If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  (Baroness Betha)

Artisan's Row - Saturday, August 7 - All day event 

Advanced Viking Wire Weaving
Anyone with prior knowledge of Viking Wire Weaving is welcome.  This class will teach hollow ovals, caged beads and flat rings.  If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  (Baroness Betha)  The class will be held at The Spanish Peacock, 144 Battle Road on Wednesday, August 11

 

Pennsic War - July-August 2009 (www.PennsicWar.org)

Beginning Viking Wire Weaving - each class is 2 hours in length
This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era ( and throughout other times).  If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  (Baroness Betha)

Advanced Viking Wire Weaving
Anyone with prior knowledge of Viking Wire Weaving is welcome.  This class will teach a bracelet based on an artifact that I own.  If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  (Baroness Betha)  The class will be held at The Lacemaker

 

Pennsic War - July-August 2008 (www.PennsicWar.org)

Beginning Viking Wire Weaving - each class is 2 hours in length
This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era ( and throughout other times).  If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  (Baroness Betha)

 

The Lacemaker - 134 North High Street, Cortland, OH 44410 - 800-747-2220

Wire Caged Glass Beads / Cloven Orange - November 3, 2007

 

St Athanasius School - 7 Wentworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA  15229 - 412-931-6633

Ancient Wire Bracelet or Necklace - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Pennsic War - July-August 200Pennsic War - July-August 200

Beginning Viking Wire Weaving - each class is 2 hours in length
This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era ( and throughout other times).  If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  (Baroness Betha)

 

Pennsic War - July-August 2006 (www.PennsicWar.org)

Beginning Viking Wire Weaving - each class is 2 hours in length
This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era ( and throughout other times).  If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  (Baroness Betha)

 

Pennsic War - July-August 200Pennsic War - July-August 200

Beginning Viking Wire Weaving - each class is 2 hours in length
This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era ( and throughout other times).  If you have needlenose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. Limited handouts.  The number of students per class is limited to 10, observers welcome.  If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them.  (Baroness Betha)

 

JoAnn Fabrics - Ross Towne Center 

Jewelry Making I and II

Leather and Wire Bracelet or Necklace - This class will teach beginners to make chains in the style of those made in the Viking era and then place them on leather.

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Community College  of Allegheny County - Community Education

Beginning and Advanced Wire Weaving

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Spiral Necklace

 

 

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