Wire wrapped pendant. DIY, wire wrap tutorials. Jewelry making from copper wire. How to make wire wrapped pendant step by step.
Hi! I’m Valeriy, but you probably guessed that.
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.
If you’re new to wire work, this is a easy technique that you can use to create some beautiful pieces of jewelry and accessories. It really is amazing what you make with a little wire, a few beads and some basic jewelry making tools!
Wire wrapped pendant. Wire wrapping tools.
You’ll Need Jewelry Making Pliers.
1) Flat Nose Pliers
2) Wire Cutters
3) Optional Round Nose Pliers
Use Flat nose pliers with plastic/nylon jaws to clamp the weaving wire.
Use appropriate wire thickness.
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.
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.
For the pendant, we need to make an additional element, which we did in the previous lesson – spirals.
Wire wrapped pendant. Wire wrap tutorials.
I don’t speak much, I don’t like writing, I translate poorly into English. Sorry…
But, I take many detailed photos for you!
All jewelry I make made with my own hands for you with love.
I use long pieces of wire, about 50-60 cm (19.6 – 23.6 inch) long. Then, the excess can always be cut off. The first piece of wire is inserted into the spiral. Wrap a bead of 10 mm (0.3 inch).
Then do as shown in the photo.
Discover Basic weaves to use with one, two, three and four… wire frames.
Once you know how to achieve the basic weaves, you can do so much with wire work. It is really simple when you know how.
I used 1 mm wire for the frames and 0.4 mm wire for the weaving as this helps to keep the weaving neat.
We patinate and polish the wire wrapped pendant.
Copper in its natural state will slowly tarnish to a brown color, but if you want to keep it shiny, spray it with a clear lacquer or polyurethane.
Jewelry made of wire and natural stones by Valeriy Vorobеv in the Etsy shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/vorobev
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