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Make Wire Jewelry

  1. Materials
  2. Tools
  3. Basic Necklace
  4. Patterns & Project Ideas
  5. Wire Work Jewelry - Learning More


Wire jewelry is very much about putting different components together in a beautiful way. You can make a simple but elegant necklace, bracelet, or anklet just by putting some beads on some wire and attaching them to some chain.

Wire   Wire is sold in different sizes which are called gauges. For example, 20-guage wire is thicker than 24-gauge, and suitable for most projects like earrings. 22-gauge is usually strong enough to hold when a lighter wire is desired.
Memory Wire   Memory wire holds its circular shape. Cut a length of it, string on some beads, and bend the ends in a loop. It should stay on your neck or wrist without a clasp.
Findings   Headpins, eyepins, jump rings, earwires, and clasps are all quite useful. For an more in-depth discussion, visit findings or clasps.
Chain Chain comes in different thicknesses and styles. Chain can become part of the design, or just a means to display a nice bead or charm.

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