20+ Wire Jewelry Making Ideas

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Here’s a nice mix of jewelry making tutorials using wire, beads, seaglass and gemstones. A little bit of everything in this bunch, I’ll be adding more to this project sheet as I find them. Don’t miss the resources I added at the bottom where there are dozens more tutorials available. Enjoy!

seaglassjournal.com

seaglassjournal.com

Simple Wire Wrap Sea Glass Pendant: Made with a few basic wire wrapping tools, some wire of your choice and a piece of sea glass that you have found.

Beaded Wire Bracelet Tutorial: Made with 24 gauge wire, 18 gauge wire and about 50 small to medium sized beads.

craftster.org

craftster.org

spoiltrottenbeads.co.uk

spoiltrottenbeads.co.uk

Pearl Bling Ring: Made with 0.6mm silver plated wire and 4 to 6mm sized freshwater pearls.

Elven Ear Wires: Made with 20G wire and shows how to make the shape itself, not the beading (which you design yourself).

beadinggem.com

beadinggem.com

akacontrariwise.blogspot.com

akacontrariwise.blogspot.com

How To Wire Wrap A Briolette: Includes a few different ideas and examples.

Dangle Chain Earrings: Made with 20 gauge sterling silver wire, 2” of spare sterling silver chain and various beads.

danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com

danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com

perfectlytwistedjewelry.blogspot.com

perfectlytwistedjewelry.blogspot.com

Beaded & Crystal Hair Spirals: These add decoration to the hair, a little sparkle, a little pearl, a little crystal, completely decorative.

Daisy Drop Earrings: Made by crocheting #28 wire into a daisy design and attaching an earring fitting.

thread-bear.blogspot.com

thread-bear.blogspot.com

flight-fancy.blogspot.com

flight-fancy.blogspot.com

Wire Wrap Woven Pendant: This is the first of a 2-part tutorial, you’ll find the second here.

Princess Wire-Wrapped Ring: Made with a crystal clear or colored Swarovski crystal, a ring mandrel (or use your own finger) and 24 gauge wire.

beadage.net

beadage.net

craftypod.com

craftypod.com

Crochet With Wire & Beads: You can use this technique to make a bracelet or choker.

Wire Wrap Jewelry Tutorial: Setting stones in unique jewelry takes just a few twists of wire.

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

mckjewelry.blogspot.com

mckjewelry.blogspot.com

Egyptian Coil: You thread the finished links with each other to make a bracelet, etc.

Wire Wrapped Beach Glass: Made with beach glass, 16 gauge wire, 24 gauge wire, a metal charm (optional) and gel super blue (optional).

cantstopmakingthings.com

cantstopmakingthings.com

linques.typepad.com

linques.typepad.com

Cascading Crystal Earrings: Finished length app 2″; skills used: wire wrapping, wire twisting.

Birds Nest Earrings: Made with 24 gauge beading wire, oval pearls, earring posts or wires and E-6000 glue (for posts).

cantstopmakingthings.com

cantstopmakingthings.com

mybeads.com.au

mybeads.com.au

Pendant: Made with 0.6mm square sterling silver wire, half round sterling silver wire and a cabochon.

Nest Bail Tutorial: To finish off the pendant add a few wrapped dangles unto a jump ring and attach to the bail. String a silk ribbon on the jump ring for an easy way to finish the pendant.

artbeadscene.blogspot.com

artbeadscene.blogspot.com

auntpeaches.com

auntpeaches.com

Swiss Candy Jewelry: Tinted clear plastic cups are cut into shapes with holes punched through them then warped in the oven and attached to chain or wire to make a necklace.

Beaded Necklace: Made with metallic thread rather than wire, thread is crocheted a few stitches between each bead.

notesfromthesomething.typepad.com

notesfromthesomething.typepad.com

elizabethannedesigns.com

elizabethannedesigns.com

Sparkly Gems: Assorted gems: freshwater pearls, bi-cone beads, rondelle beads and teardrops are arranged onto headpin then bent and shaped with wire cutters.

Bollywood Style: Beads and gold wire are combined to create these exotic earrings. Free pdf tutorial.

larkcrafts.com

larkcrafts.com

bellaonline.com

bellaonline.com

Beaded Bangle: A variety of 4-8mm beads and 18-20 gauge wire are used to make this project.

Fall & Winter Earrings: Made with head pins, eye pins, earring wires, bead caps, pearls and crystals.

tearosehome.blogspot.com

tearosehome.blogspot.com

theperfectpearpair.blogspot.com

theperfectpearpair.blogspot.com

Leather Wrapped Rings: An easy project suitable for making both rings and bangles, supplies needed are just some wire and strips of leather.

Neoclassical: You’ll need Tigertail wire, assorted beads (gold accent, barrel, faceted & crimp), a clasp and a jump or split ring.

larkcrafts.com

larkcrafts.com

daintysquid.blogspot.ca

daintysquid.blogspot.ca

Sweater Clips: There’s no wire work involved (uses a necklace chain) but adding to this page since it’s currently the best fit for this project.

Cascading Spirals Bracelet & Wire Pod Pendant: Two different projects offered (via pdf downloads).

larkcrafts.com

larkcrafts.com

larkcrafts.com

larkcrafts.com

Lily Earrings: Made with metal clay, 20-gauge sterling silver wire (and 24-gauge). Tutorial via free pdf download.

Swan Spiral: It’s a versatile wrap because this can be done with many different types of beads, doesn’t require a lot of wire and allows you some room to be creative with either side of the earring.

perfectlytwistedjewelry.blogspot.ca

perfectlytwistedjewelry.blogspot.ca

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Published: February 17, 2011
Updated: November 7, 2012

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4 Comments to “20+ Wire Jewelry Making Ideas”
  1. naniko says:

    These jewelry ideas are so cool :D and gives me an idea what to do wit all those beads I was given. this is so cool ^_^

  2. mekuo says:

    Thank you soo much for this! I can’t wait to try :)

  3. Jean says:

    I love some of these, i make jewerly and can hardly wait to try some of the wire wrapping, I enjoy all of your wonderful tips. Thanks

  4. Katie Frances says:

    Have a question!!! How do you close off the ends of a wire bracelet?? Tried crimps, but they don’t look good! What is the best way?? Thanks!!


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