by Rena Klingenberg. We're going to make easy earring jackets to transform a pair of post (stud) earrings. This is a neat way to expand your earring wardrobe, or to create different jewelry looks when you're traveling. How to Wear Earring Jackets: Choose a pair of post earrings, and remove the earring clutches from them. Then thread an earring … [Read more...] about Square Hoop Earring Jackets (Tutorial)
Wire Jewelry Projects
Wire jewelry tips and tutorials.
by Rena Klingenberg. This circle pendant and hoop earring set is made with Memory Wire - a hardened wire that comes in coils, similar to a "Slinky" toy. The pendant is made with bracelet-size Memory Wire, while the earrings use the ring-size wire. A focal bead, a few accent beads, and a handful of seed beads will turn the wire into a fabulous, colorful … [Read more...] about Memory Wire Pendant and Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Three simple copper sticks provide an aura of calmness and minimalist style on this oxidized copper chain. I used a double-spiral clasp from one of my previous tutorials here. The copper sticks are in three graduated lengths, and slightly hammer-distressed. Supplies: Round wire - 16 gauge, soft or half-hard. I used … [Read more...] about Tranquility Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. In this wire ring tutorial, we'll use a single piece of wire to create the look of stacked rings - plus a loop for attaching a small charm or bead. This is a good project for using up orphan beads, orphan earring dangles, or small pendants / charms. These are fun for people of all ages to make and wear - and would be an especially … [Read more...] about Wire Charm Ring (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. In this tutorial, the beads are strung on round metal wire instead of beading wire. If you like jewelry with structure, you'll appreciate how the bead and wirework portion of this bracelet holds its curved shape firmly. I've used three strands of chain here, but you may want to make your bracelet more dramatic and edgy with lots more … [Read more...] about Beads & Chains Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. For these swingy earrings with an Art Deco vibe, we'll make angular wire hoops and add some slinky chains. I've used a very fine, thin chain for this project, but I think these would also be cool with a lightweight chain of large, open links! Supplies: Soft round wire, 18 gauge (I used Artistic Wire in "Antique Brass" color) - … [Read more...] about Hoops & Chains Earrings (Tutorial)
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
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)