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Wire Jewelry Projects
Fun and Easy Wire Jewelry Projects to Try
My two favorite types of jewelrymaking projects are beading projects and wire jewelry projects. Those categories aren't mutually exclusive, so most of my wire projects include ways of adding beads to the pattern! This is a collection of my jewelrymaking tutorials that use wire. I hope you enjoy them!
Wire Jewelry Patterns
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- Make Beaded Chandelier Earrings
Chandelier earrings are gorgeous, but large earrings can be heavy and cumbersome and can take a lot of time to make. These earrings have three-dimensional drape and the swingy allure of chandeliers, but they are easy to make and elegant enough to wea
- Make a Victorian Wirework Necklace
This autumn leaf necklace is stunning! The Victorian technique for making leaves can be used to make other shapes and sizes of leaves, feathers, and flowers.
- Make Beaded Bobby Pins
Make your own beaded bobby pins or barrettes. All it takes is a few beads, some wire, and the pins/barrettes to make bejeweled creations worthy of becoming heirlooms! Beaded bobby pins are great for weddings, formal events such as the prom, gifts, or
- Make Bead and Wire Flower Hair Jewelry
This bead and wire flower is very easy to make and looks gorgeous in your hair. You can make vary the size, shape, and number of petals to make flowers for hair pins, bobby pins, pendants, pins, and more.
- Make a Japanese Chain Maille Necklace
Call it chain maille or chain mail or call it jump ring jewelry - the technique is easy and the results are stunning! This necklace, based on a Japanese motif, is a great beginner project. It doesn't take too long to complete, doesn't involve contort
- Make Wire Valentine's Day Hearts
You can make heart shapes using wire by hand, using nothing more than your fingers and roundnosed pliers. However, you can get consistent sizes and shapes if you use a jig to form the heart. Here's an easy pattern that can be used with any gauge wire
- Make Chandelier Earrings
Chandelier earrings are gorgeous! These instructions are for completely hand-made earrings. Use a jig or roundnose pliers to make the chandelier frame. The dangles are attached to the frame use wire or headpins. Finally, the chandelier is hung from a
- Make Bejeweled Hair Spirals
These delicate-looking hair accessories are easy to make! Sprinkle them in upswept hair for weddings, prom, or other special events, or twist in a few above a ponytail for a more casual look. All you need is a bit of wire and a rhinestone, pearl, or
- Make Chain Mail Jewelry
Have you ever wanted to make your own chain mail jewelry? Here's an easy project to get you started. This is an updated take on the classic European 4-in-1 chain mail pattern. The beads are optional, but they add distinction. Once you are comfortable
- How to Make a Beaded Spider
This beaded spider is an ideal Halloween decoration or traditional Christmas tree ornament. Large spiders make great pins and pendants, while smaller ones can be used as earrings, rings, and accents on purses and hairpins.
- Make Your Own Clasp for Jewelry
Clasps are an important jewelry component. Unless your necklace, bracelet, or anklet is stretchy or long, you need some type of closure in order to get it on or off. You can purchase clasps, but if you are creating a handcrafted jewelry project, it m
Victorian Wire Necklace
Books with Wire Jewelry Projects
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