How to Make Wire Wrapped Jewelry in 3 Easy Steps
- In this first step, we’ll build the pendant’s base.
- Remove the wire.
- Step 2: Wrap and twist the protruding wires to secure them in place. The purpose of step one was to construct a base with a number of projecting wires. Third, wrap the stone with a cloth. Wrap the wires around the stone, twisting and bending them to secure it in place.
What do you need to make wire wrapped jewelry?
Wire wrapping supplies at a bare minimum
- Ruler, wire cutters, and a permanent marker are all included. Jewelry Making Pliers: Round, bent nose, and chain (use these to tuck in wire ends and shape your wire)
- Round, bent nose, and chain (use these to tuck in wire ends and shape your wire)
- For beading and gauging, gauge (which measures the inside of holes for beads and the width of the wire) is used. Flat file with a needle nose (for filing the wire ends)
- Needle Nose Flat File (for filing the wire ends)
What kind of wire is used for wire wrapping jewelry?
24 gauge jewelry wire is a versatile wire diameter that may be used for a variety of applications. Twenty-four-gauge wire is tiny enough to pass through the majority of gemstone beads while being sturdy enough to form effective wire-wrapped loops on jewelry. Jewelry wire in the 22 gauge range is an excellent all-purpose wire gauge.
What tools do I need to wire wrap?
It is a decent all-purpose diameter to have a wire gauge of 24 gauge. It is fine enough to pass through the majority of gemstone beads while yet being sturdy enough to construct nice wire-wrapped loops. Jewelry wire with the gauge of 22 is an excellent all-purpose wire gauge.
What pliers do you need for wire wrapping?
They are great for wrapping wire and closing jump rings because they have rounded outsides and flat facing jaws that taper to a small tip.
What wire will not tarnish?
Using non-tarnish jewelry wire as an alternative to gold is a great idea. When it comes to copper wire, ParaWire uses 99 percent pure copper wire and covers it with a proprietary non-tarnish coating that has a beautiful finish. Jewellery making and other creative endeavors benefit greatly from the use of this wire!
What wire do I use to wrap crystals?
Copper wire is the most popular and least expensive alternative, making it an excellent choice for novices. When it comes to wire gauge, the lower the number, the thicker the wire is regarded as standard. The 16-18-gauge wire is difficult to bend, yet it maintains its shape nicely. It is simple to bend, but it is also easy to damage, the 24-26-gauge wire.
What is thicker 22 or 20 gauge wire?
Wire in the 20 gauge range is thicker than wire in the 22 gauge range.