Tag Archives: gold filled

Jewelry Tutorial – Wire Wrapping Flourette Chandelier Earrings With Crystal and Chain

This is a simple and cost effective way to make beautiful chandelier earrings.Thread the center crystal in between the two ends of the chain.  To avoid the chain twisting, let it drop naturally and, once it stops spinning, pick up the other end thread through immediately.Tip  – The trick is to hold the two side beads […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Use The Cat Ear Bead Cap To Make Kitty Earrings

Use a long ball pin (2″ long) and thread the 3mm beads for the tail, then beads for the body bead and then the cap.  The cap fits ideally an 8mm bead.  If your bead is irregular in shape, adjust the cap slightly to fit snug around the bead. Using a pair of round nose pliers, make a loop with […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Wire Wrap A Cocktail Ring

.   Start by measuring the amount of wire you will need.  You can easily do this by using a piece of string or dental floss – place around the knuckle or ring sizer and then stretch it out over a ruler.  Or you can look it up online if you know the size.  For my […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Make Chandelier Earrings with Chain and Beads

.   Chandelier earrings can be easily made with chains.  All of the components can be substituted, but it is essential that the hole of the small beads is smaller than 2x the pin diameter (so that when you fold back the pin, it stops the bead from being able to slide out). Tip – I […]

Jewelry Tutorial – Finishing A Wire Bracelet With Clasp

After you have strung all of the beads on wire, first thread the crimp bead (you can use a crimp tube if you prefer), then use a wire guardian (this will protect the wire from fraying in the future as you wear it often).  Before threading back into the crimp bead, add a solder ring […]

Jewelry Tutorial – Removing Scuff Marks with 3M Polishing Paper

Scuff marks are inevitable with wear and storage.  Especially if you have a larger surface area. Their removal is made easier with 3M Polishing Papers. 3M makes polishing papers of various grit (higher the number, the finer it is and closer to mirror finish you can get).  If your scuff marks are deeper, you may […]

Jewelry Tutorial – Making Bell Shaped Earrings with Lily Of The Valley Cone

You can make bell shaped earrings using the Lily of the Valley Bead Cones by Amoracast.   First, using wire thread all of the chains or drops that you’ve wire wrapped, in a round loop. Put all of the chains inside and then wire wrap that closed, making sure that the loop is big enough for […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Use the Side Cail as Bail for Side Drill Drops

The Side Cail is the perfect bail for briolettes (side drilled drops) Begin by forming the Side Cail to fit the drop – measuring the width where the drill holes are.  The width of stones usually varies in most strands, so you want to do this for individual drops and not do them all at once.  […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Wire Wrap Beads Onto A Frame For A Unique Look

  This method works for any frame and any bead, but I am using Herkimer Diamonds and Open Oval pendant by Amoracast here.   Start by cutting wire that is long enough for the wrapping of the beads.  Here I have cut 10cm to wrap 3 beads.  Then you thread the beads, holding them down on […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Wire Wrap an ID Bracelet with Herkimer Diamonds or Beads

When you have a long section of beads that you want to thread with wire (and have it keep its shape) but the wire is soft, there are ways to support it.  One such method is to wrap a frame around the beads.   Start with a generous length of wire – calculating the number of […]

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