Category Archives: Jewellery Making Techniques

How To Wire Wrap Beads Into a Ring

This video shows you how to wire wrap 5 rondel moonstone beads onto a size 5 ring using 30” of round gold filled wire.  For a bigger size ring, thicker base, or thinner wire, be sure to have appropriately longer wire.  First find something that is 2 sizes bigger than the size of the ring […]

How to Attach Beads By Folding Wire

One of many techniques in jewellery making is folding wire after it’s been passed through beads to secure them to chains, holes and spaces.  This is a useful technique because it has many applications; especially when the spaces are tightly packed together or irregular. In the video below I’ve demonstrated this technique with the Organic […]

How to Wire Wrap a Side Drilled Stone 2

Learn how to wire wrap a side drilled stone using sterling silver wire. This basic jewelry making skill will allow you to use semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls and crystals in your jewellery. Using this technique you can make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. We’re using a pear shaped faceted dyed green Jade, round nosed pilers, nail […]

How to Use Wire Guardians and Thread

In today’s video, we’re going to show you how to finish off a strand of small beads that have been strung with Cotton. I’ve added a bit of glue at one of the ends to help it thread through easier, I’ve also threaded on a crimp bead followed by a wire guard so it’s up […]

How To Use Clam Shell Bead Tips

Clamshell beads are a great way to finish off a strung necklace, we’ll walk you through it and there’s a video below for you to check out! To make things a little easier I’ve put a bit of glue on the tip of the string to create a needle-like tapered end which I’ll string through the […]

Huggie Earrings – Setting Beads & Beach Glass

Amoracast has come up with a fantastic and easy way to turn sea glass, drilled semi-precious stones and practically anything you want into a pair of beautiful and unique earrings! I’ve used a pair of their prong settings with a loop which you can put through your ear piercing and wrap around your earlobe.  Amoracast also […]

Jeweler’s Lacquer Experiment – Part 2

Jeweler’s Lacquer  To see whether or not jeweler’s lacquer is effective in protecting gold plating over the copper in our pink sapphire pendant, we experimented to see what would happen when we placed an uncoated pendant and one coated with jeweler’s lacquer in a bath of silver blackener. The silver blackener, used to achieve the […]

Centre Drill Double End Wire Wrap ( with video )

When a gemstone or bead has been drilled through the centre, and a two-sided connection with other beads, chains, or findings is desired, it's time to perform a Centre Drill Double End Wire Wrap!