20+ Wire Jewelry Making Ideas

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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Comments

    • naniko
    Reply

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

    • mekuo
    Reply

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

    • Jean
    Reply

    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

    • Katie Frances
    Reply

    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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