Category Archives: Wire Work

How to Wire Wrap Beads Onto a Chain in a Cluster

This video shows how to wire wrap beads on a chain in a cluster style. This method works for both a necklace and earrings.  We’ve used 26 gauge gold filled wire and 2mm green tourmaline beads.  The same concept works using either wire or head pins, just thread in reverse order.  For wire, thread it […]

Jewelry Making Techniques – How To Wire Wrap A Decorative Pendant

This videos demonstrates how to create a decorative pendant.  When the pendant has a wide or flat edge or bottom, you can wrap multiple wires to create a metal accent in the middle of the pendant.  The secret is to pinch the wires together at each stage and to keep consistent tension throughout. I’ve got […]

Jewelry Making Techniques – How to Wire Wrap Herkimer Beaded Gold Filled Hoop Earrings

This video shows how to wire wrap Herkimer Diamond Beads onto 40mm gold filled earring hoops using 26 gauge dead soft gold filled wire. For this jewelry design, I used 28 Herkimer beads, 2 hoops and 11” of wire per hoop (for a total of 22” of wire). Thread the beads in the order desired […]

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 […]

Jewelry Projects – How to Make Dragonfly Bead Earrings

Dragonfly earrings are not just an easy design to make but they’re also easy to experiment with when you make your own. You’ll need the following components: Ball Pins Various Sized Crystals Dragonfly Beads Earring Hooks Take one of your ball pins and start adding the crystals, you can add them in any order however […]

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 […]

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!