Category Archives: Wire Work

Cascading Chain Tutorial

This jewelry tutorial video shows how to make long cascading chain earrings with a briolette stone and thin chains. To Make These Earrings, you will need the following:1. FIne Cable Flat Oval Gold Filled Chain 2. 24ga Gold Filled Wire 3. Teardrop Rose Quartz 4. 4mm Round Bead 5. Gold Filled Earrings This technique can […]

Jewellery Hack – Turning Head Pins Into Stud Earrings

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned designers .  To make these studs you are going to need the following: 1. Pins in 20 or 22ga 2.  Wire Cutters 3. A file or Sand Paper   Here is a jewellery hack – turn your fancy head pins into stud earrings. If you have some unusual head pins […]

Get the Perfect Frame

Learn how to create these dramatic framed bar earrings!  .  To make this necklace you are going to need the following: 1.  Amoracast Organic Leaf Frame 2.  10cm, Per Earring, of 26 ga Gold Filled Wire  3. Semi-Precious Stones (We are Using “Herkimers”) 4.  Amoracast Marquise Hooks This video shows you how to suspend a […]

The Perfect Minimalist Single Stone Necklace

This video shows how to wire wrap a briolette (side drilled tear drop stone) into a chain .  To make this necklace you are going to need the following: 1.  16″ Gold Filled chain  2.  15cm of 26 ga Gold Filled Wire  3.  A 8mm Rose Quartz Briolette   4.  Round and Chain Nose Pliers    […]

How to Use the Amoracast Pineapple Cap

This video shows you how to use the popular Amoracast Pineapple Crown caps! These lovely little caps are available   Sterling Silver   and 14kt, anti-tarnish  Gold Vermeille .  To make a necklace using the Amoracast Pineapple Crown Caps you are going to need the following: 1.  Amoracast Pineapple Crown Cap  2.  A bead no smaller than […]

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 […]