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BEST OF EASY WIRE & METAL JEWELRY

BEST OF EASY WIRE & METAL JEWELRY

Best of easy wire and metal jewelry

A SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF STEP BY STEP WIRE JEWELRY YOU CAN MAKE IT! 30 CREATIVE DESIGNS

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United States
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English
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F+W Media, Inc. - Magazines
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don’t get it twisted! or better yet, do!

Creating jewelry with wire lets you play — twisting, bending, hammering, making loops or spirals or whatever shape your heart desires. We’ve pulled some of the most fun and intriguing wire jewelry projects from the pages of Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Easy Wire, and Easy Metal Jewelry for this special collection designed to teach you to make wire jewelry and keep you happily making more. In these pages, you’ll find. a number of basic wirework projects that are perfect for getting started, like Abbi Berta’s Doodles bracelets pictured on the cover, or my favorite, Cindy Wimmer’s Spiral Roses (page 22). The great thing about these projects is that you can easily put your own spin on them. Other projects encourage you to add cool embellishments to your wire jewelry. Love beads?…

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mixed blossoms

Tools & Supplies: 20-gauge copper wire,6 36mm * 12mm vintage Lucite matte hot 20mm German rust-and-cream two-tone floral dangle bead, 6 Copper earwires, 2 Flush nose pliers Round nose pliers Chain nose pliers Crazy glue (optional) FINISHED SIZE: 2 . " RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire: Metalliferous, metalliferous.com. Beads: The Beadin’ Path, beadinpath.com. Make bouquets with summer colors and copper wire. 1. Cut the wire in half. 2. Make a small open spiral on one end of one wire, no larger than the opening in the calla lily bead. 3. Thread on a calla lily bead, tucking the spiral up into the center of the bead. 4. Thread on three fl oral dangles and fi nish with a wrapped loop. 5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for the other earring. 6. Optional: Dab a spot of glue between the dangles where they meet if you don’t want them…

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sweet heart earrings

a. Sweet Heart Earrings Tools & Supplies: ? 18-gauge 3_. " sterling silver lampworked glass head pins, 2 ? Sterling silver ear wires, 2 ? Round-nose pliers ? Chain-nose pliers ? Wire cutters ? Ball-peen hammer ? Bench block RESOURCES: Lampworked glass head pins: Kerry Bogert, kabsconcepts.com. 1. Grasp the head pin about ? " above the glass head with chain-nose pliers and make a 45 degree bend in the wire. 2. With round-nose pliers, bend the arches of a heart into the wire and close the heart by wrapping the wire end near the glass head where you started. 3. Trim the excess wire and hammer the heart arches with the hammer and bench block. Be sure to hang the glass end of the head pin off the edge of bench block to protect it from hammer strikes. 4. Repeat Steps 1–3…

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pyrite earrings

b. Pyrite Earrings Tools & Supplies: RESOURCES: Pyrite:onlybeads.net. Wire: Parawire, parawire.com. 1. Cut 10" of wire. Starting at the center of the wire, wrap one side of the wire 4 times around the mandrel or Sharpie pen, ending with the wire pointing up. 2. String 1 small pyrite, 1 large pyrite, and 1 small pyrite onto the other, longer end of the wire. Make 4 additional wraps with that end of the wire. End with the wire pointing up. The beads should be sitting at the bottom of the earring. 3. With each wire end, make 4 wraps around all 8 loops of wire, securing them together. Pull these wraps tight. 4. Trim one of the wire ends and tuck it into the back of the loops. 5. Use the other end of the wire to make…

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random wrap

c. Random Wrap Tools & Supplies: ? 22-gauge gold-colored wire, 20" ? 3.5mm faceted pyrite beads, 4 ? 6mm faceted pyrite cube bead, 2 ? Gold-colored ear wires, 2 ? Round-nose pliers ? Chain-nose pliers ? Wire cutters ? 12" round mandrel or Sharpie marker RESOURCES: Pyrite:onlybeads.net. Wire: Parawire, parawire.com. 1. Cut 10" of wire. Starting at the center of the wire, wrap one side of the wire 4 times around the mandrel or Sharpie pen, ending with the wire pointing up. 2. String 1 small pyrite, 1 large pyrite, and 1 small pyrite onto the other, longer end of the wire. Make 4 additional wraps with that end of the wire. End with the wire pointing up. The beads should be sitting at the bottom of the earring. 3. With each wire end, make 4 wraps around all 8 loops of wire,…

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african-style spirals

d. African-Style Spirals Tools & Supplies: ? 14-gauge dead soft copper wire, 4_. ' ? 20-gauge French hook ear wires, 1 pr. ? Chain-nose pliers ? Flat-nose pliers ? Round-nose pliers ? Flush cutters ? Nylon-jaw wire-straightening pliers, or a rawhide mallet and bench block ? 0000 steel wool ? File or cup bur 1. Straighten the wire if there are any kinks or curves by pulling it through the nylon-jaw pliers or tapping out the kinks gently with the rawhide hammer and the bench block. Cut six 8 . " pieces of wire, 3 for each earring. Clean with steel wool. File the ends. 2. Make a 4–6 mm circle on the end of a piece of wire using round-nose pliers. Using fl at-nose pliers form the wire into a tight spiral leaving a 1–1_. " tail of wire. Repeat with…