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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 – Making A Pea Pod Pearl Necklace

It is very easy to make and you can have more pearls or birthstone beads, modify it with chains to make a fuchsia flower necklace, or add many more drops…..so many possibilities.   First wire wrap the pearl with a ball pin to have a loop on top.  Then using a jumpring in, loop the silver […]

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 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 […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Make A Beaded Ring with Herkimer Diamond

Note that any of the beads and the wire can pretty much be substituted.  It is a matter of comfort and you want the wire you choose must be able to go through some of the beads twice. Thread the beads for the ring with desired wire.  Here I have used 26 gauge (0.4mm) gold […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How To Make Stud Earrings By Wire Wrapping Herkimer Diamonds Or Any Bead

This method works for any bead, provided the hole is large enough for the desired wire to go through.  Ideally the post would be between 22 and 20 gauge (0.65mm to 0.8mm).  Too thin and it would fall out of the earlobe, too thick and it might hurt to wear. Start by using a length […]

Jewelry Tutorial – How to Make a Necklace Using the Ivy Cail by Amoracast

The Cail, invented by Amoracast, works like a cap and looks like a bail – hence, Cail! It is a clever invention that can transform any vertically drilled bead into a beautiful pendant.   Start by forming the Cail around the bead, if it is irregularly shaped.  Once you are satisfied with the way it will sit, […]

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