Free Wire Jewelry Tutorials
I love spirals. When my previous bead store owner spotted any kind of spiral beads, she would buy some. When I got to the store, I was greeted by “I got you some wormhole beads”. She knew I loved spirals because of their similarities to space wormholes. Think Farscape, Star Trek Deep Space Nine and StarGate. All great scifi shows with wormholes. Make your own wire spirals with these great tutorials.
http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/ Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:21:24 -0700
These changeable ear cuffs would be fun to sell (or to give as gifts) with a selection of dangles to wear on them. You can wear a single ear cuff on one ear – or make a pair to wear at the same time. Although many ear cuffs are made to wear interchangeably on either ear, this particular ear cuff design is made to fit specifically either a right ear or a left ear.
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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.
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This spiral pendant with a circle of beads is quite easy to make. It can be created in a variety of sizes and beads. You can use 14 or 16 gauge round, soft wire or square soft wire for the spiral and 20 or 22 gauge wire for the beads. You could even insert a bead in the center if you leave a big enough hole at the beginning of the spiral.
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If you’ve seen the June/July 2014 issue of Step by Step Wire, maybe you’ve already seen my wire bangle tutorial. The Twin Twirl bangle features two classic wirework techniques: spirals and coils. You can make a similar bangle with just a few tools and mixing 3 gauges of wire. Mixing the metals looks great too.
http://kimberliekohler.com/ Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:03:28 -0700
I love making spirals. I feel like it’s kind of becoming a signature look of mine in my jewelry pieces. So what is it about spirals that I love? I love how they just continuously keep going. I think they look cool. They fit into my simple, clean style of jewelry making very well, while adding a bit of a twist. They are so much fun to make!
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Many wire wrapping jewelry projects use either square or round wire to create the finished piece. There are many techniques which can be applied to the wire before the wrapping process. One of them is to add a ‘twisted’ or filigree look to the wire. Twisted wire is an attractive way to dress up segments of your wire and give it a little different look.
Bow Midi Ring tutorial
Handmade jewelry is jewelry which has been assembled and formed by hand rather than through the use of machines.
A full length video tutorial to make a lotus shaped pendant. This tutorial uses soft wire to create a lotus shape.