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Learn the Art of Making Wire Jewelry

With the right supplies and a little knowledge, anyone can make wire jewelry like the earrings pictured here...

The Art of Making Jewelry With Wire

The art of wire jewelry is a craft that dates back to biblical times. Pieces of wire jewelry have been found in the Egyptian pyramids and tombs of the Pharaohs!

With the wide array of wire and beads available in craft stores and on line in today's world, the pieces of jewelry that can be made are as endless as they are beautiful.

Trust me, I know of wire's addictive powers, so be careful, because once you get started, the sky is the limit to what you can create.

When you start out making wire jewelry, you may feel a little awkward, for lack of a better word. Learning how to twist and manuever the wire is something you will get better at the more you do it. I promise you that if you give it time, it will become like second nature to you.

If you are interested in learning how to make wire jewelry, please read ahead for more information and tutorials on how to enjoy this wonderful artistic craft that can provide hours of fun and creative expression.

After you have made a few pieces and start feeling confident about your wire crafting abilities, you are sure to get compliments on your finished pieces, so are you ready??? Let's make some jewelry!

Gorgeous necklace made with wire

This necklace is a little more advanced, but in my opinion, once you learn how to work with wire, it would be fairly simple to make with the right supplies

This necklace is a little more advanced, but in my opinion, once you learn how to work with wire, it would be fairly simple to make with the right supplies

What Will I Need To Get Started?

When you make wire jewelry, you will only need a few supplies to get started and most of them are inexpensive. I personally wouldn't over-invest in a craft unless I was sure I liked it first so perhaps starting out simple is best.

There are many jewelry tool kits to select from online and in stores. I would recommend a local craft store for selecting a kit because you could use a 40% off coupon (link below) as this will probably the most expensive thing you have to buy in order to begin.

Jewelry tool kits are mostly comprised with the same compilation of about six different tools. As long as you have the basics, you should be good to go. In other words, I wouldn't buy the pieces separately because it would be too expensive.

copper and blue earrings

Although these beautiful earrings may seem complicated to make, they really are quite easy and I think a beginner could make these with no problem.  (Click the 'Visit' button underneath the picture on Pinterest to see the tutorial)

Although these beautiful earrings may seem complicated to make, they really are quite easy and I think a beginner could make these with no problem. (Click the 'Visit' button underneath the picture on Pinterest to see the tutorial)

These earrings are stunning, simplistic, and easy peasy to make just by looking at the picture...

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The earcuffs below are soooooo pretty, I have made numerous pairs as a beginner and get compliments on them all the time.

They would make great gifts for family and friends...

Learn the Basics of Wire Wrapping

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Whatever your desire, you can learn how to make beautiful pieces of jewelry with wire of all kinds.

The sky is really the limit as to what you can make with wire, perhaps you will even design your own pieces and open a shop on Etsy (where everything is handmade) and sell your designs!

Wire jewelry is fashionable, beautiful, and above all, it's easy to learn how to make through video tutorials, instructional books or even just using your imagination and experimenting with your own ideas.

Okay, well thank you for stopping by today, I have to go make some jewelry now! LOL!

So pretty, so simple, and so easy to make with a few inexpensive supplies...

If you don't want to make the jewelry yourself, you can always purchase it online at Etsy.  When you click this picture, it will take you to Pinterest, click the 'Visit' button below the pinned picture.

If you don't want to make the jewelry yourself, you can always purchase it online at Etsy. When you click this picture, it will take you to Pinterest, click the 'Visit' button below the pinned picture.

Where to Buy Supplies for Making Wire Jewelry

In my opinion, having the right supplies to make wire jewelry will be your key to success in this craft.

You can find many of these supplies in your local craft stores such as Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnn Fabrics. If you choose to purchase them there, don't forget to use your weekly coupon!

Here is a link to the one I access on my phone at A.C. Moore. I'm fairly certain that each of the above-mentioned stores accept each other's coupons so whichever one you find online easiest to access can be used though you can only use one coupon during a purchase.

You can also find everything to get started to making wire jewelry on Amazon. I would suggest starting out with inexpensive wire when you are the learning phase of working with wire.

When you feel more comfortable with using the tools (and after you ruin or break a few pieces, lol!) only then you should purchase higher quality wire. It's up to you of course.

I've connected a link to some products that I use below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.



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Hi, please take a moment to leave your comments, I'd love to hear from you!

joanne on July 01, 2019:

I looked for the tutorials, says to click visit on pinterest. I did and it brought me here, not to the tutorial

Angelia from New York on December 12, 2018:

These are wonderful tutorials.... Just cleared my designers block ... This works great with the wire I recently purchased. Now does anyone know repousee'?

Mary Wickison from Brazil on January 04, 2018:

I'm not a big jewelry wearer because of an allergy to nickel. Is it possible to work with a nickel free alloy or are the tools needed, different?

You've listed some beautiful designs.

poetryman6969 on October 06, 2017:

some very nice pieces.

Rebecca Graf from Wisconsin on October 04, 2017:

Been looking at doing this, but afraid to get too into anything new. Thank you for the tips. :)