Jewelry 4: Wire Wrapping Basics
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These skills will help you build basic wire wrapped pieces, like center drilled links, headpins, briolettes and even rings.

Skills

Choosing the Wire

Be sure to choose the right wire for the job at hand - some projects require thicker, harder wire, some require softer, thinner wire.   If you need more information on wire, check out these glossary definitions:  

wire guage

wire hardness

 

Picking Out a Wire

Learn how to choose the right wire for your project with Katie Gibbons from Brooklyn Charm in...

Cutting Wire

Cutting Wire

Learn how to cut wire courtesy of Katie Gibbons at Brooklyn Charm in Williamsburg Brooklyn!

Making a Wire Wrapped Loop

Learning to build a loop properly is a great first step for any wire wrapped project.

Making a Wrapped Loop

This video is courtesy of JewelrySupply.com.  

Wire Wrapping with a Head Pin

Many commercial wire wrapped pieces are assembled just with headpins - you can attach the finished elements to chain or findings.

Here is a helpful definition of a headpin.

Wire Wrap a Headpin

Wire wrapping with headpins is a simple technique that you can master relatively quickly. I...

Wire Wrapping a Stone (for a pendant)

Wire Wrap a Stone for a Pendant

Learn how to wire wrap a stone for a pendant with Katie Gibbons from Brooklyn Charm in...

Preparing a Ring Base for Wrapping

Preparing a Ring Base for Wrapping

Once you've created your ring base, you're going to want to add a beautiful stone or...

Creating a Wire Wrapped Ring

Making a Wire Wrapped Ring Base

Trouble finding rings that fit? Make your own with this quick and easy tutorial courtesy of...

Attaching a Wire Wrapped Stone to a Ring Base

Attaching a Wire Wrapped Stone to Ring Base

Complete your ring by learning how to attach your wire wrapped stone or bead to your ring...

Tightening a Wire Wrapping

Tightening a Wire Wrapping

Worried your stone may slip out of it's wire wrapping? Try this simple trick from Katie...

Building Your Own Wire Wrapped Clasp

S-Clasp Tutorial

This technique is courtesy of Kristin Hanson Fine Jewelry. 

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