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. 2. 3. Do not hammer your 2 wire ends yet, if you do so you won’t be able to curve and shape them easily. 4. 5. By hammering the wirework it ensures your design will curve naturally around the top surface of your finger. I took this little cutie a step farther and gave it a little sparkle. My little Swirl Ring design can now be ordered on etsy, just in case you don’t feel like getting into this Swirl Ring DIY or don’t have the tools on hand. (images and design by me | tools can be found at Hobby Lobby, Amazon or Etsy) Subscribe via email and receive free desktop wallpapers! Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. Bettina Johnson
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. Necessities for spiral wire earrings: 1.5mm red aluminum wire 0.8mm black copper wire Earring hooks Round nose plier Flat nose plier Wire cutter Instructions on how to make spiral wire earrings: Step 1: Wire wrap spiral Zen pattern 1st, cut a 20cm piece of aluminum wire; 2nd, loop one end with small round nose; 3rd, make spiral pattern with double round noses; 4th, make last coil by wrapping around a marker; 5th, leave 2cm tail and cut off excess wire; 6th, loop the tail. Step 2: Finish the spiral wire earrings 1st, coil black copper wire around round nose; 2nd, cut out 4 jump rings; 3rd, use double jump rings to connect spiral wire dangle to earring hook; 4th, repeat to make another one. Finally the spiral wire earrings look like this:
Wire Jewelry | Wire Wrap Tutorials | Jewelry Making Wire Création de Bijoux 4215 I am often asked, "What is viking knit?" So, I've decided to share my technique in photos, a lovely viking knit bracelet from beginning to end. Lovely handmade chains have been found in Viking treasure troves in Scandinavia. Made from melted down coins turned into fine wire, these chains were made using a loop in loop technique. These same techniques can be used today, though we don't tend to use coin silver anymore. To begin, use some cheap craft wire. Wrap the four loops together into a little bundle and then cut off the excess craft wire. Open up the four loops like a flower. I like to use knitting needles as my core, but you can use any regularly shaped mandrel. Take the long end of the wire, and move to your next petal to the left. Cross the long end of the wire over the top, making another loop. When you get back to your first complete loop - the one after joining the chain wire to your petal starter - continue your loops around where the previous row's loops cross.
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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. Step 2: Grasp near the end of the wire with your Fine Step Jaw Pliers. Step 3: Make a loop in the end of the wire. Step 4: Remove your wire from your pliers. Step 5: Now we need to make the second loop in the figure 8 connector. Step 6: Complete the second loop as shown below-right. Step 7: Remove the wire from the jaws of your pliers and it should appear as shown below-left. Step 8: Now you need to cut the excess wire with your flush cutter. Step 9: Your finished figure 8 connector should appear as shown below-right. Step 10: Because the cut of the wire in step 8 left a sharp end on the wire on your spool, in order to be ready to make your next figure 8 connector, you need to cut about 1/16 inch of wire of the end of the wire.
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 Blank Hoop Earring 0.5mm Brass Wire (or 2mm aluminum wire) Scissors Side Cutting Pliers Flat Nose Pliers How to make the easy hoop earrings? Step 1: Prepare the threads Take the nylon threads and snip into 10 segments of 10cm long for each color; Step 2: Attach the threads to hoop 1st, take 5 of the Magenta threads, attach to the hoop by tying a Lark’s Head Knot; 2nd, then add the lime green ones, yellows ones and light blue ones. Step 3: Wrap the wire Take a 0.5mm Brass Wire (or 2mm aluminum wire) to wrap the Lark’s Head Knot as picture shows. Repeat the same process for all thread bunches.
Tuto bague en fil de métal facile à réaliser (wire). - Effetfimo et ptits bijoux de pâte Comme je vous l'avais annoncé, voici mon tuto de bague en fil de métal. Tout d'abord il faut savoir qu'il existe plus d'une sorte de fil de métal et aussi plus d'une épaisseur de fil. J'utilise plus d'une sorte de fil dépendamment de ce que je désire réaliser. Je prends parfois du fil en acier inoxydable de 20 Gauges (se trouve en quincaillerie), pourtant pour le même calibre de fil on trouve des fils assez malléables et d'autres qui ne le sont presque pas (d'une marque à l'autre les caractéristiques ne sont pas les mêmes). Pour ce qui est du collier jaune (style ambre) je me suis servi d'un fil d'aluminium acheté en quincaillerie (18 Gauges). Je sais que l'on peut se procurer du fil en argent véritable mais je ne connais pas les endroits pour le faire.
New wirework tutorial: Hammered & Bound Two-Tone Dangles These diminutive pretties are part of the reason why! Wanna make some? This is a way-less-than-an-afternoon project, but the results...well, they speak for themselves! Plus, we're gonna play with hammers! For each one, you will need: Silver or silver-colored wire in these sizes: 1- 3" piece 18 gauge 1- 2 1/2" piece 20 gauge 1- 1 3/4" piece 20 gauge And some: 28 gauge copper or gold-colored wire (use directly off of spool)- probably around 12" And these tools: Nylon-jaw pliers (to straighten and adjust wire) At least one pair chain-nose or flat-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Bent-nose or smooth-jawed needle-nose pliers Wire cutters / flush cutters Small ball-peen hammer Anvil or bench block A fat highlighter or marker, to use as a mandrel Cut your pieces of wire, and create two loops on the ends of your 3" 18 gauge piece: Bend the ends of the wire at a 90 degree (or slightly more!) Gripping the wire at the very end, roll the wire towards the center, changing position of your round-nose pliers frequently.
Tutorials | 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! 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 Now we need to center the loop over the wire. Flatten the loops.... a little bit! Wire is pretty malleable, and we need to harden the loops up a bit to keep them from opening. Shaping the hoops Now comes the part where they actually start to look like earrings! Hardening the hoops We’re almost done! Finishing them up Final touches Have fun…!
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 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. 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. Art Jewelry Magazine also has great video how-tos for a looped S-clasp and a hammered S-clasp. ______________________________ Original Post by THE BEADING GEMJewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips