Adjustable Spiral Weave Ring
This is a gorgeous and simple beginner ring with endless variations! Play around with larger or smaller gauges, beads and different types of wire for variety. This is a great project for those beginning to wire weave! It gets you used to making a ring, without troubling too much over sizing issues just yet. Add beads for variety! The tutorial shows you how! Enjoy!
Material and Tools:
18g Sterling Silver Round Wire
Qty 3, Nine inch lengths
28g Sterling Silver Round Wire
Qty 1, 4 foot length, for weaving
2019 Will bring new tutorials to my store, so I've decided to move some of my older, beginner tutorials out of the store and into the FREE category. Enjoy these hair sticks! Make them with different colored seed beads and try color coated copper! That wire comes in many different colors too!
In this free lesson, you will learn how to create beautiful and durable hair sticks. They are not only decorative, but hold the hair quite well.
• Two, 6 inch wooden hair sticks
• 12 inches, Copper Zebra wire, 26 gauge
• 12 inches, Copper Zebra wire, 26 gauge
• 8 inches, Copper wire, 16 gauge
• Aleene’s Platinum Bond, Glass & Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive (Or any adhesive that will bond the materials)
• Many, 4 to 6mm Copper and / or gold glass seed beads
• Instant, Krazy Glue, brush applicator
You see it correctly! I'm happy to give this tutorial away as my gift for all of you beginner wire weaving enthusiasts! Click the link below to download your free earring tutorial.
Check out other free tutorial from my blog! My teaching schedule, details and class registration links are in my Calendar. Shop / Classes for all Class Registration links..
Enjoy your wire!
Here is another little earring tutorial that I hope you enjoy. These don't take that long to make, are pretty simple and make a wonderful pair of earrings. It's a versatile wrap because this can be done with many different types of beads, doesn't require a lot of wire and allows you some room to be creative with either side of the earring. Offering a customer a 'two sided' pair of earrings or a pendant wrapped that way, makes for a bonus reason to buy your jewelry! Plus it allows for you to enjoy both sides of the finished stones. Sometimes, it's hard for me to 'choose the front'. ;)
Click here for your free earring tutorial!
My other tutorial projects can be found for sale in my store.
While this free project is a 'visual' about design... the tutorials within my store contain all the fine details, including material information, lengths and step by step instructions for each project. When visiting my store, please feel free to read my customer reviews!
Click here for Part 2 of the tutorial
I've been emailed several times, being asked if I could create a tutorial on how to wire wrap an un-drilled cabochon. It's a difficult request in that most designer cabochon are not of a uniform shape or size... making the giving of exact measurements a hard thing to do.
Click here for Part 1 of the DIY tutorial
Then I realized... more important than giving exact measurements, is to perhaps, give the 'idea' and thought process behind wrapping an un-drilled stone. So I invite you into my studio during the creation of this pendant... and I'll share 'what I was thinking' while I built it. I'm still a learning student of this art myself... so there might be better ways, but this is one of 'my ways' ;)
When wire wrapping, using a stone or bead WITH a hole makes 'capturing' the stone or bead, fairly easy. You put a wire through the hole somewhere in your design process and wrap around it in a beautiful way. Wrapping a cut cabochon, with no holes, is another matter and requires a different thought process.
Click for your FREE! Reversible Wire Weaved Pendant tutorial
Hi there Ambitious! ;))
Okay, so you're brand new to wire wrapping, but decided to give an intermediate to advanced project, a go anyway... awesome! Here are some quick tips that might help you get your impulse started off on the right and enjoyable foot.
I get many emails asking what it takes to get started in this beautiful art form. That's much more of a loaded question than one might realize as this art form, is about as endless as imagination itself. :))
Having said that, I've decided to give a post on what I consider to be the very basics and how to figure out exactly where that 'start point' might be....