by Ana. I'm totally new at this wire jewelry. I love to try new crafts and am pretty good at it, and I'd like to sell it in the near future. But it’s getting to be a bit expensive in all the craft stores I’ve been to. So is it safe for me to buy copper wire in the hardware store? I mean, I don't want to make anyone sick or myself for that matter. I have enough … [Read more...] about Is it Safe to Make Jewelry with Copper Wire from a Hardware Store?
Wire Jewelry Projects
Wire jewelry tips and tutorials.
by Rena Klingenberg. These square hoop earrings are a fun alternative to round hoops. Each earring is made from a single wire, including a built-in earwire. This is how the earring looks when it's being worn: After you've made a few of these wire hoop earrings, you can make a pair of them in less than 5 minutes. You can also use a jump ring to attach … [Read more...] about Square Hoop Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Here's how to make chain tassels for pendants, earrings, or any other tasseled jewelry purpose. In this chain tassel tutorial, we'll make a long pendant - and then learn how to scale the project down to make earrings. This project brings together three of the most popular jewelry making components - wire, beads, and … [Read more...] about How to Make Chain Tassels (Tutorial)
by Ellie Williams. (Marfa, Texas) I regularly and consistently purchased ready-made earring-wires for YEARS - never made my own. And embarrassed to say how long that went on - OK maybe twenty years. BUT after discovering Rena's tutorials on earring wires - man-alive - I powered through four to six of her earring tutorials and I created these things - these came … [Read more...] about Earrings: Continuous Ear-Wire to Earrings
by Diana White. (Madison, WI) Sometime in 2016, I made a choker using pearls, gemstones and copper wire. It started off as something of a doodle born from a half-remembered dream and a desire to use up a chunk of supplies that had been gathering dust since I transitioned out of copper and into primarily sterling silver. Even though the construction went well and I … [Read more...] about Don’t Scrap Your Work Just Because You Don’t Like How It Turned Out
by Rena Klingenberg. One of the fun things about Steampunk style is that you can take it in so many different directions. In this tutorial, we'll make earrings with a more elegant Steampunk twist. I love the upscale feel the sapphire-colored Czech glass beads add to the antiqued brass colors in this project. Supplies: A stash of small Steampunk … [Read more...] about Elegant Steampunk Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This leather cord wrap bracelet is popular with guys and gals. It's a comfortable style, and it can be made adjustable by adding a piece of chain to one end of the bracelet. You can add a small pendant or charm, or leave the leather wrap bracelet unadorned. Supplies: Leather cord, 102 cm (40") long. I used 2mm … [Read more...] about Leather Cord Wrap Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This Victorian chain earring project is a versatile design. You may want to use longer chains, or more chains, or a variety of chains, or some other creative idea. :) You also may want to add beads, wire-wrapped briolettes, or charms as dangles on the chains. Have fun creating your custom jewelry from this basic earring … [Read more...] about Victorian Chain Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Make a Frankenstein necklace with this fun Halloween jewelry tutorial. With a few beads and some wire, you can create this haunting project. Also, you can give Frankie two different facial expressions - one on the front of his head, and one on the back. Turn his head to show the expression you want to show (I gave one side of his head … [Read more...] about Frankenstein Necklace – Halloween Jewelry Tutorial
by Sharon. (California) I could really use some words of wisdom. When I try to make multiple consistent wire curved pieces to incorporate into a single earring and its mate, I have a really hard time reproducing the identical (or close to identical) curved shapes. How do you make the same amount of curve or tightness of spiral over and over? Thanks! Sharon … [Read more...] about How to Make Uniform Curved Wire Jewelry Components?
by Donna Westbrook. (Portsmouth, N.H.) I am posting this in response to Rena's great Briolette Wire Wrapping Tutorial. This was my first briolette wrap. I used it because I did not like the uneven wraps I had seen for this type of "pendant" bead. I was surprised at how delicate looking it came out. Donna Westbrook PrettyWearJewelry … [Read more...] about Briolette Wire Wrap on Other Kinds of Beads
by Rena Klingenberg. These long wire earrings curve elegantly toward the wearer's face, and have a single bead for decoration. They measure 76mm (3") from top to bottom - although you can make yours shorter or longer. These long curving earrings are especially nice to wear for fancy or formal occasions. Supplies: 2 pieces of 20 gauge round … [Read more...] about Simply Elegant Long Earrings (Tutorial)