Jewelry making from copper wire. How to make wire wrapped pendant step by step. Wire wrap tutorial.
Today’s pendant is a great project for anyone just getting started in wire wrapping.
Wire wrapping is a specific jewelry making technique that involves either covering pendants with intricate wire designs or crafting those designs with the wire alone.
Using the wire wrapping your beads, gems and stones you can nicely create some fancy design of the jewelry to wear with any of your dress.
To start with, all you need is a little wire in any color and a set of pliers – flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and wire cutters.
Nylon jaw chain nose pliers are a very useful tool for anyone who does a lot of wire working.
Use a relatively thick gauge wire that you can bend and shape – 18 or 20 gauge wire should work well.
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.
How to make wire wrapped pendant step by step
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.
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.
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