Master Designer Wire-Wrapping Techinques!
Learn exactly the tips & techniques you need to take your wirework to the next level! Enjoy interactive instruction from designer Aga Kruk in 7 fun HD video lessons. Enroll Now »
The most important tool for wire could arguably be the pliers you use. The biggest thing to remember with pliers is to keep full contact with wire when using them, to avoid misshaping the wire. I tend to use Lindstrom pliers because they’re easy on my hands – but any kind will do! The bent nose pliers work great for getting the right angle without twisting your wrist all around.
Using artistic wire instead of a precious metal wire allows a lot of leeway in design, so specific measurements aren’t necessary. Smaller amounts of wire are harder to control; but really long wire (longer than your arm, for instance) is also difficult. For the average size 6 ring, about 1 foot of wire should be enough.
I like using fire-polished Czech beads, usually in two-tone colors. They’re strong and beautiful, and the facets catch the light and make your work a little fancier. And who doesn’t like a little bit of fancy?
You probably need a real ring mandrel for this unless you can find something else that you know is the right final size (a fat marker, a dowel, etc.).
With those basics behind you, it’s time to pick your pattern.
There are several ways to wire wrap a ring with stones in it – either by adding a bead directly to the wire ring, by creating a base and wiring beads over top, or by creating full-on wire prongs, similar to what a goldsmith or silversmith would do. Let’s look at each one!
1. If this is your first wire wrapped ring with a stone in it, I recommend you start with the Rings of Wire pattern from designer ssandeelee. She gives you a method that can be adapted for FOUR different rings, including a beautiful pearl ring that is just the ticket to help you get started on this stone ring thing.
2. Next up, I’ll toot my own horn with my Million-Ring Design. I’ve sold thousands of these tutorials (and WAY MORE of the rings) and people LOVE it. It’s just slightly different, where you make a base and then wire the beads on. I’ve made some utterly gorgeous rings with stones using this technique – and you can too!
3. Finally, there’s the amazing value of Craftsy member BobbiWired‘s Prong Ring & Pendant Wire Wrapping tutorial. FIVE different rings and pendants using wire prongs, this is not for the faint of heart. But BobbiWired is an excellent teacher and I have faith in you!What hand does a promise ring go on? What is the spiritual meaning of a vulture? Why does my eye keep twitching spiritual meaning? How to treat swollen gums? what goes goid with hanburger helper How to accout for tips in square? What does red string bracelet mean? What does george mean? Tips for how to manage large groups? What is the meaning of the word ambitious? kirby superstar how to play as helper Where can i buy hte humming bird feeder plus and tips? How to catch fruit flies? Tips on how to write a good paper? What does credentials mean? What is bupropion? what happened to handbooker helper What is a csa? What is the meaning of fugly? How to add a tips line on a credit card machine fd 130? What does lls mean in text? how to use chia helper function How to increase bench press? What does transport mean? How to bleach just the tips of short hair? What does cooperate mean? How much tips in us? why is steam inventory helper off What are zoonoses? How to find contacts on instagram? How to do makeup? How to donate to goodwill? What are political parties? How do images convey meaning? How to clean grill? How to find formal charge? How to prioritize tasks? What does flat footed mean? What does in conjunction mean? How to insert a checkbox in excel? Solo practice state wide how tips? what is xenforo How to delete history on google chrome? What does incipient mean? What is procurement? What does eliquis do? how to load wii u usb helper game cemu What is meaning of convention? How to find percent change? What does horny mean? Movie where the guy tricks his boss into buying computers? What does naruto mean in english? How to screenshot in windows? How to reset apple watch and pair again? What is an ion? What are conscript soldiers? What is term life insurance mean? How to tighten your virginia naturally? What is the biblical meaning of god's glory? What does the name heidi mean? How long after exposure to get tested? What is the meaning of pre owned? How to read a birth chart? How to find someone's name by phone number for free? What is elote? What tricks can you teach a parakeet? What is the literal meaning of under the weather? How to save an email as a pdf? What does poop look like when losing weight? How to get a free divorce? what are t helper cells reddit What are fractions in math? What does 666 mean in angel number? Can view when i'm busy outlook meaning? What is the meaning of spell? What is graupel? How to prevent catalytic converter theft? How to get rid of a mouse? Synonyms what is the meaning? When youve had a bad day and something tips you over the edge? How college tricks you into? What a upside down cross meaning? What is the meaning of sagging pants? What does remote work mean? What does a crp test for? What does it mean to be self aware? Why is it important to leave tips? How to connect apple watch to iphone? what to add to hamburger helper cheeseburger macaroni Why wrinkled finer tips? How long do i need to keep tax records? What is the spiritual meaning of lady bugs? How to dermaplane? How to uninstall league of legends? What does lt mean on a car? What year was spiked bleached tips hair in? How to thaw breast milk from freezer? What is soft gel tips? helper will tell you what to say bible What does tattoo mean? What are my pronouns? What is the meaning of the song timmy turner? facebool pixel helper how does it work? Tips on how to get used to a thicker astigmatism contact lens? What are the 4 stages of rheumatoid arthritis? What is an aggie? Why are the tips of my corn plant turning brown? From where the foe in ambush lay "their crooked game" "god made their tricks look foolish"? what is your santa helper name How to ride a horse? What is harissa? What does a pulmonologist do? How to cancel dashpass? How to add a printer to a mac? How long to defrost a turkey? What is the meaning of entrepreneurship development? What is the meaning of special products in math? How to attract crows? See also: