Wire wrapping is like the bread and butter of jewelry making. It doesn't matter if you're into vintage inspired, assemblage necklaces or Steampunk pieces - wire wrapping is essntial for securing everything in place and often times is even used as part of the decor. So check o ...more
Learning how to wire wrap jewelry is one of the most important skills you need to learn on your way to achieving jewelry making enlightenment. Wrapping with wire, whether it's attaching a stone to a pendant with an intricate, flowery wrap or adding a head pin to a crystal, all ...more
As seen in "Avatar" (sort of), the Tree of Life represents all the connections we have to one another as life forms, past, present, and future. It's really quite a deep concept, and is one explored in a beauteous way in this wire wrapping project. Called the Tree of life pend ...more
Learning to make jewelry is not complete until you know how to create wire wrapped jewelry. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates how to make a wire wrapped pendant. Watch and gather all the jewelry making tools to create beautiful wire wrapped pieces of jewelry.
Watch this video to learn how to a make wire wrapped ring.
This video offers instructions on how to use a wire wrap (or wirewrap) tool, an excellent and underrated alternative to soldering. It's particularly useful when prototyping as wirewraps can be undone quickly using the short end of the tool (though this particular process isn't ...more
Watch this video and learn how to wire wrap the stem of a wine glass with beads.
Sick of spending massive amounts of cash on jewelry that's not even your style? Express & accesorize yourself exactly the way you'd like by making your own jewelry! In this three-part jewelry-making tutorial, learn how to make a wire wrapped ring base with a crystal beed accen ...more
Watch as a jewelry demonstrates how to create a pendant by wire wrapping three stones that are each drilled differently.
In these videos, our expert will show you how to make wire wrap jewelry. Wire wrap jewelry is an easy to learn, but very professional looking way to make your own jewelry. In these videos you will learn what tools you need to begin making your own jewelry. Our expert will expl ...more
The basics of Wire jewelry making are extremely easy to learn, and it's easy to get started quickly making your own earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, but excelling into harder wraps and loops is something only seasoned jewelry makers can do. Watch this video for your introd ...more
A wire wrapped pendant can be a lovely addition to your wardrobe, or make a wonderful gift for a friend. This tutorial shows you how to take your favorite pendant and dress it up with a little extra jewelry wire.
This video teaches you how to create this beautiful pendant by wire wrapping flat briolette crystals
Wrapping leather is the least of your worries when it comes to the meticulous and dexterous art of making jewelry. IIf you have the basic jewelry making skills down, doing this wire-wrap on leather should be a cinch.. This demonstration video will help walk you through the pro ...more
In order to make your own silver wire wrap earrings, you will need the following: sterling 20-gauge wire, chain nose or small round nose pliers, fine sterling wire, and multicolored crystal beads. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire. Use the pliers to make a loop on one end. Make a h ...more
Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial to create perfect wrapped briolettes each and every time.
Kathleen Wright shows you tips and techniques on using wire wrapping and beads to make jewelry in this series. The instruction is good but it's a bit difficult to see what she's doing. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make jewelry with beads and wire. Make jewelry with beads and wire - P ...more
Walk into L.A. hotspot Kitson any day of the week and you're sure to find a teeming collection of celebrity endorsed jewelry, at least half of which are bohemian and breezy, made out of skilled wire wrapping and exotically colored gemstones. They're pretty, yes, but unless you ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wire wrap a head pin loop. Begin by placing the bead on the head pin, or on a 5 inch piece of wire. Then make a bend on the head pin approximately 1/8 inches above the bead to a 90 degree angle. Now wrap the pin around the jaw of th ...more
Watch this video to learn how to wire wrap a briolette in order to make earrings.
We're totally not lying when we say that the necklace featured in this video sells for upwards of $100 at some fine retailers in Beverly Hills. Composed of a long, sparkly necklace chain and a teardrop shaped pendant attached with intricate wire wrapping, this is a necklace th ...more
Jewelry takes patience to make. It's meticulous. It's dexterous. And there's a lot to know, like all the wire-wraps. This wire-wrap is the side-drilled double end wire-wrap. Though the name is long, it's process is the opposite, once you master it. This demonstration video wil ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a wire wrap bracelet.
When it comes to displaying your own sense of style, there are so many different options to choose from. You can focus on the hair, hands, whole body, or even your toes. Either way, you can customize and create any stlye you can by easily choosing which jewelry to wear or how ...more
These earrings, bracelets, and necklaces look expensive, but they're actually homemade and totally doable on a budget. With Christmas just a few days away, if you're looking to stay within your budget while giving out beautiful gifts then this may be the perfect craft for you. ...more
The long name of this technique makes the meticulousness and dexterity skills of making jewelry a must. If you aren't perfect in all your techniques, this might stump you, but practice makes perfect. Wire wrapping a center-drilled, single-end stone takes skill. This demonstrat ...more
Following are the steps to describe how-to make small jewelry with head pins: 1. Materials needed are long head pins, beads, wire, cutting player. 2. Take the head pin and insert the bead into it. 3. Using the cutting player, rotate the head pin to a loop tightly. 4. Cut o ...more
First of all you need to have a piece of silver wire which is about three inches long and twenty-two to twenty-four gauge. Now take pliers and bend the wire into a right angle. Now take round nose pliers and wrap the wire around the tip. At the half way reposition the wire and ...more
In order to wire wrap briolette, you will need the following: wire, wire cutters, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, and briolette, Cut a two and a half inch piece of wire. Make a forty-five degrees angle in the wire, by bending it with the pliers. Slide on the briolette. N ...more
Jewelry making is meticulous and dependent on detailed movements and dexterity. This wire wrap for necklaces and such could take a little practice, but eventually you should be able to replicate this side-drill single-end wire wrap. This demonstration video will help walk you ...more
Torus knots are beautiful knots formed by wrapping a line around a torus and tying the ends together to form a loop. The resulting knot has a star-like appearance when viewed from above. The 36 examples with the least number of crossings can be seen at the Knot Atlas's page on ...more
When you think of flower brooches, you probably imagine those dusty, ancient things your grandmother used to wear on her wool cardigan. But brooches can be uber cool - and even street chic - when done in a vintage/Steampunk style. Check out this video to learn how to craft a ...more
This video is about how to make a wind chime from empty oxygen cylinders. It may be also known as a "redneck" wind chime. As a safety precaution use a small nail to go inside and make sure all the air is out. Use a small hand hack saw and cut slowly to make sure all the air is ...more
Accessorize your outfit with a pair of adorabe handmade upside down heart earrings! Why shell out tons of cash to walk down the street in style, when you can make your own accessores at home for half the cost!? In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make wire wrap upsid ...more
Though jewelry making can be meticulous and dependent on dexterity, using the right wire makes the whole process easier and faster. Wire necklaces and bracelets are simple when using the soft flexible wire, or soft flex. This demonstration video will help walk you through the ...more
So you've done it. You've been wanting to have your own jewelry business since you were six, and you finally saved up enough money to purchase all the materials and are now making more moolah than you can count with your on-trend wire wrapped earrings. But how do you handle pa ...more