What do I need to make wire wrapped jewelry?

What do I need to make wire wrapped jewelry?

Basic Wire Wrapping Supplies

  1. Ruler.
  2. Wire Cutters.
  3. Permanent Marker.
  4. Jewelry Making Pliers: Round, bent nose and chain (use these to tuck in wire ends and shape your wire)
  5. Gauge (measures the inside of holes for beads and the width of the wire for gauging)
  6. Needle Nose Flat File (for filing the wire ends)

How do you start wire wrapping stones?


  1. Twist the Wires. Hold the two wires together, find the middle, and twist them around each other.
  2. Place Your Stone. Shape the two wires at the bottom of the twist to create a V.
  3. Wrap and Twist Some More.
  4. Cross and Continue.
  5. Create a Bail.

What pliers do you need for wire wrapping?

Chain nose pliers: with rounded outsides and flat facing jaws, tapering to a small point making them ideal for wrapping wire and closing jump rings.

Is wire wrapping hard?

The reason for this is not hard to decipher. Wire wrapping is a technique that is simple to learn, within many people’s means, and manageable. To get started, all that you need is a coil of wire and two pairs of pliers. You will use one pair of pliers for cutting, while the other pair will be used for bending.

What is the softest wire?

Soft or dead-soft: This is the softest temper used by jewelry makers. Thin wires (26g and 30g) in soft temper tend to behave like fiber and can be used in a variety of techniques, such as stitching, coiling, weaving, lacing.

How to make wire wrapped jewelry?

– Cut the Wire. Cut two pieces of 24-gauge wire each at least 5 inches long. The exact amount of wire will depend on the size of your stone. – Twist the Wires Together for 1 Side. At their center points, cross the two wires and twist them together (as shown in the photo below). – Align the Wire on the Stone. Hold the section of twisted wire along the side of the stone, and place the stone between the two wires (as shown in the – Twist the Wire to Form the Basket Base. Twist the wire on the other side of the stone just enough to secure it. – Finish the Wire Twists for the Other Side. Finish twisting the wire until this side is the same length as the other side (or an appropriate length to line up – Secure the Stone. Holding the stone in place, take one wire from each side and bend each pair together in the front and the back. – Twist the Wires Together. Twist the pairs of wires together on the front and the back to secure the stone. Twist up at least an inch with each pair. – Secure the Wires. Bend one of the twisted wires at roughly a 90-degree angle, and wrap it around the other twisted wires at least two times. – Trim the Ends. Trim the end of the wire you just twisted in a spot on the side or back of the pendant, so it will be out of sight. – Make a Wrapped Loop. Use your round nose pliers to form the loop for the top of the pendant. – Adjust the Wires and Add a Chain

What is the best wire for making jewelry?

Choose what material you want to use. Wire comes in aluminum, iron, copper wire, craft, colored, French wire, gold-filled, memory wire, sterling silver wire, silver plated and tiger tail. The price largely depends upon the material used to make the wire. Tiger tail wire is a very common wire in jewelry making.

How do you wire wrap jewelry?

Do not cut the wire from the spool. Hold the loop about 1/8 inch (.32 cm) above the top of the glass or stone with the rest of the wire flat against the back of the stone. Wrap the wire up and around to the front of the glass, using your fingers to bend it flush to the piece.

What is a wire wrapped jewelry?

Wire wrapped jewelry is made of wire and sometimes findings similar to wire (head-pins, jump rings, etc.) Wire wrapped jewelry is made using mechanical connections between components and without soldering or other heat treatments. A mechanical connection is connecting a loop to another loop by interlocking them.

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