In this blog post, I discuss a few simple wire wrapping techniques for anyone who is starting out. If you are new to wire jewelry making, you may be feeling a little lost or overwhelmed so hopefully this will help a bit.
Before you get started, you should be familiar with how to make jump rings and how to make an wrapped eye loop.
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Simple Wire Wrapping Techniques
Wire-Wrapping Technique #1 – Spiral Cage Pendant
I definitely recommend this wire-wrapping tutorial as a starting point for beginners.
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This design is simple and easy. Making a cage necklace for crystals is a great way to get started in making wire jewelry.
Cage pendants are awesome because you can put whatever you want inside – You don’t have to use crystals or gemstones…you can use a small pebble that you have…or a piece of sea glass….a marble…WHATEVER YOU WANT.
Wire Wrapping Technique #2 – How to Wire-Wrap Crystals
Once you learn how to wire-wrap crystals, you’ll be able to turn any crystal point into a beautiful DIY crystal necklace (or earrings).
The most popular crystal points are quartz which are affordable and readily available online or at your local crystal shop.
Wire-Wrapping Technique #3 – How to Wire Wrap a Bead Pendant (version 1)
Wire wrapping with beads is a simple and easy way to make a cute pendants which can be hung from a chain or cord.
I definitely recommend starting with beads because they have holes through which you can feed your wire. This makes it very easy to secure the stone.
This particular design is called the Herringbone wire weave.
Wire-Wrapping Technique #4 – How to Make Wire Rings
These DIY wire rings are super cute, very easy to make and fun to wear. They also make excellent gifts for any jewelry lover in your life!
This particular design is called a rosette ring and it’s made strictly with wire (no gems or beads).
This is a simple tutorial perfectly suited for beginners who are learning basic wire wrapping techniques.
Wire-Wrapping Technique #5 – How to Wire Wrap a Briolette
A briolette is a a type of gemstone cut which is elongated, and quite often pear-shaped.
There is a hole drilled in the top and it can be hung like a bead. They work beautifully for pendants and earrings.
PLEASE NOTE: Swarovski crystals are not required for this tutorial. You can use ANY BRIOLETTE you have on hand – the same technique applies.
Wire-Wrapping Technique #6 – How to Wire Wrap a Bead Pendant (version 2)
This wire-wrapping tutorial is a great introduction to working with thicker wire and you can use any gemstone bead you have on hand.
This wire-wrapped bead pendant is simple and elegant – a perfect tutorial for beginners!
I love the simplicity of this design!
Tips for Success in Wire Jewelry Making:
- Take the time to learn. Start with very basic wire-wrapping tutorials.
- Don’t worry about how anyone else is doing it – if you find a better way, do it – experiment!
- Create pieces that make YOU happy.
- Walk away if you get frustrated
- Don’t give up!
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