Jewelry making from copper wire. How to make wire wrapped Earrings step by step. Wire wrap tutorial.
I make jewelry of wire 1 mm (18 ga) wire for the frames and 0.4 mm (26 ga) thick wire for the weaving.
You can use wire with a thickness of 0.8 mm (20 ga) wire for the frames and 0.3 mm (28 ga) wire for the weaving.
You’ll Need Jewelry Making Pliers.
1) Flat Nose Pliers
2) Wire Cutters
Use Flat nose pliers with plastic/nylon jaws to clamp the weaving wire.
Getting Started Making Copper Wire Earrings and a Copper Washer.
Using a gas burner at the ends of the wire you need to make balls.
Cleaning the balls off is done with files and emery.
Basic weaves to use with two wire frames – video.
For my jewelry I use only natural wire (copper, nickel silver, bronze, brass, silver). I patinate jewelry with wire with special solutions and polish with felt circles using polishing pastes. Sometimes, so that the wire does not darken over time, I coat the metal with a special varnish.
Do you love making wire jewelry as much as I do? I’ve been making jewelry from wire for nearly 15 years, and I didn’t want to keep this knowledge to myself, so I write wire jewelry tutorials sharing what I’ve learned.
Sorry for my bad english!
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