Page 1 – Introduction to Wire Jewelry
Page 2 – Tools for wire-wrapping
Page 3 – Wire for wrapping stones
Page 4 – Stones for Wire-Wrapping + other supplies
Page 5 – Simple Wire-Wrapping Techniques + Resources
ULTIMATE Guide to Wire Jewelry Making for Beginners (page 5)
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Beginner Wire-Wrapping Tutorials
Although there are many paid wire-wrapping tutorials available for beginners, you can easily learn how to make wire jewelry for free from various sources online.
I’ve compiled a list of my favorites down below to get you started.
Make sure you are familiar with the following wire jewelry techniques before moving on:
- How to Make Jump Rings
- How to Make an Eye Pin Wire Loop
- How to Make a Wrapped Eye Pin Wire Loop
- How to Make a Wire-Wrapped Bead Link
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Intro to Wire Jewelry Making
In this video, OxanaCrafts gives a general overview of wire wrapping. This is an excellent video on the basics of the craft.
Wire Weaving Patterns
Before you start creating your masterpieces, you’ll need to learn some basic wire weaving patterns.
These videos show the most common patterns and are great for getting started.
As you learn more about wire-weaving, you’ll adopt your own favorite patterns and develop your own.
Time to Start Wire-Wrapping!
Now that you have the basic weaves under your belt, you can start getting creative. This is a great beginner tutorial – it’s very basic and you can make some really cute wire-wrapped bead pendants.
YouTube is a must…if you are a beginner, you can learn for free.
Once you’ve learned the basics and want something specific, you can find paid wire-wrapping tutorials.
When I started wire-wrapping, I watched many videos, mostly from the following YouTube channels:
- Go Art Yourself
- Rachel at Wire Guild
- Valeriy Vorobev (no english subtitles but excellent videos)
- Lan Anh Handmade
If you develop a love for wire-wrapping, there are many Facebook groups you can join for support.
Among them are:
I’ve learned most of everything I know from the resources above…and the rest I figured out on my own.
I’ve been working on my wire-wrapping full-time since I started.
I love it – it’s addictive.
Here are some of my recent pieces:
Time to Wrap Up (No pun intended)
Wire-wrapping is a great way to make beautiful jewelry without a huge overhead.
I do a lot of my wrapping while I’m watching TV – it doesn’t require a lot of room so that’s a huge bonus if you’re tight for space.
You just need a little patience and some time to learn but I promise it’s worth it!
If you’d like to see my work and follow my wire journey, you can find me here: