Wire Jewelry in 5 Easy Steps
Today’s tutorial focuses on making beautiful jewelry with minimal effort. Basic wire jewelry is the perfect answer for those looking to get creative without ready for much commitment. It’s quick, it’s easy and it creates styles that are one of a kind!
Tools and materials:
- 19 gauge wire- 1.5 inches, 2 inches, and 2.5 inches
Bend your wires
Cut out two wires for each length that we need and then bend them slightly around a wooden rod. This will give you the loop shape that we are looking for. Repeat this with the other two sizes until you have six hoops in three different sizes.
Create the connection
To add detail, simply choose beads that you love and slip them onto the hoop. Next, we are going to curl the edges using some pliers so that we can connect the three layers. Use your pliers to curl the edge inward and then pull back slightly to secure the curl.
Connect the layers
To connect the three layers, start with the bottom layer first. Make the curled edges for the bottom layer and then slip the middle layer through one edge. Once one side is in, add your beads and then insert the other side securely into the curl. Finally, curl the edges of the middle loop and repeat for the top hoop. Once you’re done, repeat these steps for the other earring.
Connect the earpiece
To connect the earpiece, first, you need to use some pliers to twist open the connection - this will allow you to slip the earring and the earpiece through. Once the connection is through the hoops, twist open the bottom of the earpiece and weave it through the connector piece. Remember to twist everything back in place once you’re done and to keep the connections secure. Repeat for the second earring.
Create the bracelet
For the bracelet, you will repeat the same steps as in the earring. The idea is to create small hoops (beaded if desired) and to loop them together using curled edges. Keep in mind that depending on the size of the horseshoe (and thus the hoop) the combinations and patterns you create will be different.
To secure the end of the bracelet, take a piece of wire and fold it in half. Next, curl the edges of that wire until it resembles the image above. Fold the wire in half again so that you have created a hook. Secure the edges of the bracelet through the curls of the hook. Remember to keep a blank hoop to attach the hook to and your bracelet is done! Feel free to try different wire lengths and sizes for different styles and looks.
There you have it! How to make wire jewelry in five easy steps! I love choosing my beads and styles and coming up with different ways to create gorgeous jewelry. If you created something unique, I’d love to see it. Share down below!
- 19 gauge wire
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