I was initially smitten with wire work. Then, I met half-round and square wire and we did not get along. So I concentrated on bead weaving. But, I’m always glad I have the wire experience because I can do wrapped and simple loops. And often, I do them for my bead weaving friends/fellow students. I advise you to take a wire class if you haven’t.
This wire angel pendant is simple to make – and angels are always popular. Her body and wings are formed from a single piece of wire. Her neck, head, and halo are made with three jump rings. Her simple, uncluttered design is part of her charm.
Since then, I’ve made a few pieces for friends and family and have had some inquiries for custom pieces as well, which I entertain when I can. Most of my pieces were wire-wrapped, where I used wire to make chains of beads looped together. There are lots of tutorials in both picture and video form out there to which I’ve referred you in my past jewelry tutorials, but this week I’m working on an order so I thought why not show you how I do it too (and stop feeling like I’m mooching off others!). Here’s how I make wire wrapped jewelry.
DIY wired flower jewelry making tutorial will teach you how to shape a flower frame using wire, wire wrapping the flower, attaching beads onto the flower and attaching the flower onto a leather necklace. You can turn this creation to either a bracelet or a necklace.
Why do we need to work harden wire? Work hardening techniques allow us to deliberately change the temper of the wire that we want to work with and force it into a stronger state. In other words, we would work harden to give strength to soft metal to help it hold its shape. We can also use it to add springiness, as is helpful in a latched hoop earring or clasp.
This free-spirited ankle wrap is a fun warm-weather style. It’s a perfect project to make on summer vacation – or at a teen slumber party. And because one size fits all, these anklets are a fun summer gift for everyone who will be baring their ankles. You can even make them in your colors for lovely beach wedding jewelry!
Wire can be dangerous to work with. You may think, well, I’m just making jewelry how dangerous can it be? Well, wire and springy and goes where it wants to. It goes back to it’s shape. When you cut it, it can fly.