by Maisha Russell. (Brooklyn NY) These earrings are made using multiple wire wrapped components. The top is coiled wire, the bottom part is a swirled wire that's left free form to dangle for movement. The colorful wood bead takes the linear dressy shape and makes it more fun And sassy. These earrings were fun to create while you work/wrapped wire. I did … [Read more...] about Swerve Earrings
Wire Jewelry Projects
Wire jewelry tips and tutorials.
by Rena Klingenberg. This earring design is an earwire and headpin all in one. And you can change the beads every time you wear these earrings - using a removable clear plastic earring stopper at the bottom of your beads. If you give or sell these earrings, be sure to include a collection of beads to mix and match for creating endless unique looks! These … [Read more...] about Changeable Bead Earrings (Tutorial)
by Gavin Randolph. (USA) Which type of silver is the easiest to work with for beginner? Gavin Randolph … [Read more...] about Which Type of Silver Wire for a Beginner?
by Erinn LaMattery. (Japan) Every year I make a special limited series of Christmas ornaments for my shop. The first year I made 5, and sold about 1 of them, the rest ended up as gifts. But I love Christmas and I love ornaments, so I continued every year with my plan to release a special limited edition series of ornaments. The design has changed yearly, … [Read more...] about Copper Christmas Tree Ornaments
by Rose Cooper. (Maryland) I have been making 22 g artistic wire Swarovski & Wire Vine necklaces and sold some at craft shows. A friend who is a partner in a very upscale art gallery/shop said she thought they would sell well there. She did not think they were too delicate. We agreed that precious metals would be best for their clientele. I am thinking … [Read more...] about Is My Wire Necklace Design Practical?
by Rena Klingenberg. These Christmas ornament hooks add a touch of handmade elegance to your decorations. Yet they're simple enough that they don't upstage the ornament. These hooks make charming gifts and are quick to create. They're also a great way to use orphan beads from your stash. The finished size is about 2" (51mm) … [Read more...] about Easy Christmas Ornament Hooks (Tutorial)
by Mary Wong. (San Gabriel, CA) While I was weaving with wire on my crocheted cuff pieces, I found the wire had a tendency to kink just as I tightened a loop, especially just at the very end. So, I figured that using one of the tapered jaws of the round nose pliers would help keep the wire rounded as I pulled on it. I would slowly move the loop up the tapered jaw … [Read more...] about Tip: Round Nose Pliers to Prevent Kinking Wire
by Rena Klingenberg. These earrings were inspired by the American Southwest, where you can sometimes see small isolated rainstorms on the horizon, dampening the desert with a few drops of rain. This is an easy wire project because it's mostly free-form. The wire "rain" can even be made from scrap wire. Supplies: A pair of earwires. I made … [Read more...] about Desert Rain Wire Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These simple briolette wire wrapping techniques will get you going quickly. We'll start out with two teardrop or briolette beads: . . . and then create a wire wrapped bail on each of them, with my easy step-by-step instructions: Then you can turn them into earrings or whatever purpose you might have for … [Read more...] about Briolette Wire Wrapping Techniques (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These simple adjustable stacking rings can be worn one at a time - or one on every finger - or as a whole stack of rings. A simple patina created by a boiled egg provides fabulously rustic color on the finished pieces. You'll get an even more rustic look if you hammer-texture a couple of the rings and scatter them throughout the … [Read more...] about Rustic Adjustable Stacking Rings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Here's a different kind of wire pendant that's fun to create. It involves making wire shapes and arranging them into a pleasing design or picture in a jewelry photo frame. Most wire pendants use the wire as a three-dimensional structure or sculpture. But in this project we'll use the wire as lines to create flat art inside a … [Read more...] about Wire Line Art Pendant (Tutorial)
by Sheila Meador. (Charlotte, North Carolina USA) I've enjoyed sitting on my porch in the morning and evening making bead chain lately. I cut the wire in small pieces and loop one end. Then I run it through a beautiful glass or lampwork bead and make another loop. I have a storage container full and have made a few 36-54" necklaces already. I would like to … [Read more...] about Making Chain Links: how do I make oval rings?