Make Wire Jewelry
- Basic Necklace
- Patterns & Project Ideas
- 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 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
enough to hold when a lighter wire is desired.|
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.
Headpins, eyepins, jump rings, earwires, and clasps are all quite useful.
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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.