Studiodax's Blog. Like many women, I loooove hoops!
I make quite a few, in different shapes and weights, and although some designs can get a bit complex, the basic “one piece of wire” hoop style is quite easy to make. It’s been a while since I posted a new tutorial (sorry!) , so tonight it’s a “how-to” on making hoops! You’ll need the basic jewelry tools (chain nose pliers, cutters, and round nose pliers), as well as some metal smithing tools (steel block, chasing hammer, and a steel ring mandrel).
But if you don’t have all of the metal smithing tools items, you can still practice all the basic steps without hammering… How to grasp the wire First, we cut 2 pieces of 20g dead soft round wire, each 3 1/4 inch long, and file/sand the ends flus. TECHNIQUE TIP: The closer the wire is to the tip of the pliers, the smaller the loop. Rotate the wire - create the loop Now, while holding the pliers firm, rotate the wire around one of the jaws to create a loop. Centering the loop Flatten the loops.... a little bit! How to Make Jewelry Clasps from Wire. Remember my antique bronze letter pendant with the 2mm double cord?
Well, I had to make cord ends and a clasp for it as I didn't have either in bronze. I did have 20G bronze wire and this is how I went about making the findings. The 20G wire gives a more delicate look. You could also go for thicker wire like 18 G or lower for the clasp. This style of clasp is ideal for chain maille jewelry because the double loops resemble the double rings used in the weaves. COIL ENDSI coiled some lengths of wire around a knitting needle. Cut a piece of wire about 4 inches long and bend it into half.
Trim the raw ends even and make loops. There you have it, a simple little clasp. FREE TUTORIALS FROM THE WEB The Wigjig.com site has some easy clasps you can make using a wire jig such as these below. Geltdesigns has a slide tutorial on how to make Egyptian clasps which were developed by, you guessed it, Ancient Egyptians. How to Make Jewelry Clasps from Wire. Wire wrapping techniques. DIY : EAR CUFF 2nd Version - Manchette d'oreilles (english subs) Wire wrapping techniques. Easy Jewelry Tutorial : Wire Wrapped Treble Clef Pendant or Earrings. How to Make French Hook Earwires Tutorial Part 1. Lisa Yang's Jewelry Blog: Free Tutorial: Wire Infinity Link Chain Bracelet. Infinite Love Bracelet Infinity shapes are very popular in jewelry lately - and this chain is easy and quick to make.
It's also great practice to learn to make consistent size and shape loops. Infinity Shape Wire Links This project is made using one of the simpler wire wrapping shapes - an open loop. The infinity shape (or figure eight) is made up of two loops turned in opposite directions - with the wire ends closely aligned in the center. In my finished infinite love bracelet chain, the links are hammered and joined with a jump ring. I also made a chain by joining the links without jump ring connectors and without hammering. DIY Infinity Link Chain Instructions Supplies: 18g wire Round nose pliers Chain nose pliers Wire Cutters File or emery board Jump Rings (optional) Steel Bench Block (optional) Jeweler's Hammer (optional) 1.
Each of my wire links use 1 inch or 25 mm of 18g copper wire. 2. 3. 4. 5. You can use any type of a clasp for your chain. How to Make a Chain and Clasp from Wire. How to make links tutorial. Wrapped Chain Bracelet. Here, we will discuss how to make a lot of figure 8 connectors while conserving your wire.
Step 1: Straighten a segment of wire at least 1 inch long. Be certain that you have a flush cut on the end of the wire. See the picture below-left. Step 2: Grasp near the end of the wire with your Fine Step Jaw Pliers. See the picture below-center. DIY // Swirl Ring — Bettina's Blog - Something handmade. I am a ring addict, and because this Ring is one of my favorites I thought why not share how I make them.
So this weeks DIY is my so-called “Swirl Ring”. Hope you enjoy! Let’s get started with the things you’ll need to make the ring… What you’ll need: Ok, do you have everything? 1. Slave Bracelet. Easy Beaded Solitaire Ring - A wire wrap tutorial. Snake Ring - A Wire Wrap Tutorial. Making Spiral Zen Earrings with Red Aluminum Wire. Happy New Year!
On some day of 2014 January I made a pair of spiral zen earrings with red aluminum wire. This pair of earrings possesses strong Chinese style and very simple to make. I will share the detailed instructions below. Wire Wrap Tutorials. Simple Jewelry Making Ideas-One of a Kind Hoop Earring. Making hoop earrings are entirely an attractive and surprisingly simple way to make jewelry.
Even a junior crafter can have instant success creating stylish hoop earrings. In this case, I added bright strings into my pattern. Once you have them done, you have a pair of beautiful hoop earrings that you know are totally unique in the word. Supplies needed for the simple hoop earrings: Bright 1mm Nylon Thread. Wire wrapping techniques.
Techniques. Ear cuffs and earrings. Wire bracelets. Wire rings. Wire wrap tutorials. Wire necklaces.