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Wire wrapping techniques for earrings offer a plethora of possibilities, and the collection in this eBook includes some true artisan-level wire earring designs. Exquisite Wire Wrapping Tutorials - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File . txt) or read online for comments at [email protected] Wire Wrapping: The Basics and Beyond - Kindle edition by Jim Mcintosh. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
I guarantee it. Click here to enroll now. The eCourse is self-paced. Dig in wherever, whenever you like, at your own pace and in your pajamas if you want! There is no time limit and you can start anytime you like and go back at anytime you like. Ready to make wire wrapped jewelry? You will be using mostly 20 gauge, half-hard, round wire, but you will also need 18 gauge for some of the components. Any metal you like is fine.
I suggest you start with a less expensive wire such as copper, brass, or plated copper. Artist wire is fine, too. You can use any beads you like for the projects.
You may decide to download chain, jump rings, headpins and earring wires, but I teach you how to make all of these things yourself. Is this the same as your Wire Wrapping for Beginners eBook that you previously offered? This is much, much more in depth. If you have any other questions, please contact me! Make all these jewelry projects and more with all the inspiration you get!
In this eCourse you will learn: How to make your own clasps including: Other jewelry components: Bead dangle Wire wrapped bead link Wire wrapping side drilled beads Spiral charm Knotted link Wire wrapped bead ring Earring wire Jump rings how to make them and how to properly open and close them Chain I teach you how to make a figure eight chain! Wire-wrapped crystal jewelry projects like the ones in this free eBook allow you to pick your own wire and your own crystals, so you can be on trend and express yourself at the same time.
By Christine Haynes This beautiful carnelian nugget is perfectly at home nested within a hand-wrapped ring of sterling wire. The nesting effect is purposely unstructured, yet elegant. The process for creating this ring actually happened by accident. The rest is history.
This ring is so quick and easy, I made mine while watching television. By Susan Olivio Coiled and spiraled with colorful wrapp briolettes, these earrings evolved while I was experimenting with the Egyptian scroll design. The bottom half is based on that design, but I wanted to make a pair of earrings, and incorporate the growing trend of wire wrapping beads into the design. PLUS youll discover great design advice from editors, other well-known designers, and talented readers just like you.
Lampwork bead from Linda Pennington, lindygirl yahoo.
Complete kits from PhbeaD. Photo of finished piece by Jim Lawson, all other photos courtesy of the author. Hourglass wirework with a floating bead. This pendant uses wrapping and coiling techniques to cage an artisan lampwork glass bead. With an area of open space left above the bead, this unique design gives the illusion of floating.
The woven bail provides an extra pop of color and gives the piece a sizzling hourglass shape that is sure to bring the wearer compliments. Bundle the three wires with the flush ends together, and tape. Measure 4" from the end, and mark the center. Make a hook near the end of the 21g wire using the tips of the chain nose pliers. Attach the hook of the 21g wire to the left of the center mark with the flat side of the 21g wire flush against the square wires.
Bind by wrapping the 21g wire around all three square wires 15 times. Slide the binding to the center to show, so the eighth wrap is on the mark. Trim the ends and secure with flat nose pliers. Remove the tape as needed. Make another hook with the 21g wire as in Step 2 and place it on one of the marks. Wrap five times to show. Trim the ends and secure. You should have three bindings.
Pry the square wires apart between the side and center bindings, either by pulling them open by hand or using pliers. Check that the bindings are secure. Repeat for other side. You should have two bubbles along the bundle. Position the lampwork bead in middle of center wrap with the trimmed wire ends against the bead.
Shape the cage around the bead. Pull the wire around bead on both sides. The bead should stay in position within the wire cage. Place flat nose pliers flush against the top binding, and bend the wires toward you slightly.
Repeat for the other side. Align the six wire ends back to back. Bundle the six square wires together with tape. Make another hook with 21g wire as in Step 2. Bind the six wires together by wrapping five times to show. Push the binding down flush with the top bends in the cage wires.
Remove all the tape. Bend the front two wires down to make a V-shape. These wires will serve as the frame for the handwoven bail. Anchor another complete wrap around this wire. Trim and secure the ends.
For a tapered bail, weave approximately " of the V, and then pinch the V wires toward one another, and continue to weave to 1". Bind by wrapping five times to show. You should have one wire sticking straight up from the back, and four wires sticking straight out from the front.
Position the bail upright using the pen or dowel. Melissa Senetar, Ph. Continue spiraling using chain nose pliers. Position the spiral the base of the bail.
After receiving a Doctorate degree in Biochemistry, she continued her research as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, and continued learning about beading as a member of the Madison Bead Society. She resides in Berea, Ky.
To see more of her handcrafted chain maille, wire wrapped, and beaded jewelry, visit her Web site at PhbeaD. This beginner project includes step-by-step photographs.
Design Choose the beads youd like to incorporate into your finished piece. I have chosen lampwork beads made by Donna Struthers that are earthy and tribal. African bronze and Karen Hilltribe beads complement the lampwork beads. Notice how I use the design principle of repetition in this brangle.
The following elements are repeated throughout the entire piece: eye beads, the colors black and terracotta, bronze beads, and silver spacers. Using repetition allows the eye to travel around the brangle and gives continuity to your work. For other design options: Use a color wheel to achieve complementary, analogous, or split complementary color combinations. Use high polished beads with clean lines to create a contemporary design.
Use beads from one area of the world to develop a theme. Measurements My favorite brangle design is made up of a central section and two arms. One of the arms includes the clasp. The mandrel measurements of these three pieces depends on the size of your wrist, the diameter of the jaws of your round nose pliers, and the size of the beads you use.
You will need to experiment with your copper wire to arrive at your ideal mandrel measurement. It isnt necessary for the arms to be the same length, in fact, I prefer an asymmetrical design.
Step 4 With an indelible pen, mark the bottom of your round nose pliers. Grasp one end of the gauge wire at the mark on the bottom of your long round nose pliers.
Rotate your hand away from your body to form a loop. Central Section Step 1 Cut 2' of gauge sterling silver wire to use for coiling. Place the gauge wire on top of a piece of gauge wire copper or silver to form a cross. Step 5 Introduce the tips of your chain nose pliers into the joint and rotate towards your body. Step 2 Rotate the upper wire away from your body. Continue rotating the gauge wire onto the gauge to form a coil. When the upper, gauge wire is completely coiled around the gauge mandrel, reverse the piece of gauge wire and coil the remaining gauge wire.
Step 6 Place your round nose pliers in the loop and close the gap. Now you must determine where to cut the other end of the mandrel wire in order to get an eye of the same size. Using the same long nose pliers, grasp the end of a " piece of gauge copper wire, at the mark and with no wire peeking through the jaws of the pliers.
Step 3 Determine how long you want the central section to be. Mine is 2" long, not including the eyes. String beads, spacers, and coiling on to a long piece of gauge wire.
Unravel the wire and measure from the ink mark to the end of the wire. This is the length of wire it will take to make an identical eye.
I suggest you work with a little more wire than you think you will need its easy to snip off some, but not easy to add. Step 8 Cut the gauge mandrel wire, allowing for the additional wire needed to make the second eye the measurement from Step 7. Make the second eye the same way you did the first. When you place the central section on a flat surface, the eyes should be perpendicular to the surface. Step 11 Start this piece by making the clasp first.
Hammer " of one end of your gauge wire on a steel bench block anvil until it is pretty flat. With your round nose pliers, make a small loop. I have used small round nose pliers in the image, but, the tips of your long round nose pliers may be used as well. Step 12 Place the wire right next to the small loop in the bottom of your long round nose pliers. Using the bottom of your round nose pliers, rotate your hand away from your body and in the opposite direction of the small loop.
Arm One Step 9 Determine how long you want the arm to be. The sample is 1" long, not including the eyes. Follow the same procedure that you used for the central section.
There is one difference one eye will be parallel to the surface when your brangle is placed on a table, the other eye the one that will connect to the central section will be perpendicular to the surface.