by Lisa. Using stainless steel wire for the first time. Do you have any tips for getting the detailed work from it? It seems to be so much more difficult to wrap with! Lisa … [Read more...] about Help – First Time Using Stainless Steel Wire
Wire Jewelry Projects
Wire jewelry tips and tutorials.
by Rena Klingenberg. These pretty dragonflies make charming, lightweight earrings. I found the dragonflies in the floral aisle of a local dollar store. I knew immediately that they needed to become earrings! :) Supplies: A pair of earwires. Chain nose pliers. Flat nose pliers. Wire cutter. Sharpie … [Read more...] about Dragonfly Earrings (Tutorial)
by JoAnne Nicholls. (Elliot Lake, ON) I have access to a lot of electrical wire and plan on using it to make jewelry. Is it ok to use copper from electrical wire to make ear wires? If so, what special finishing treatments would it require? JoAnne Nicholls … [Read more...] about Is It Safe to Make Earwires with Copper from Electrical Wire?
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)
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?