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Wire spirals take center stage in this colorful necklace design. We used an Artbeads Designer Wire Blend to create the color palette for this swirling stunner. A Swarovski pendant creates the perfect crowning glory for the fun design. See how easy it is to make this necklace and then dream up your own color palettes!
- BrandSwarovski, Artbeads
Many times our customers ask how they can use a top-drilled bead as a pendant or dangle. The most attractive way is to use a wire wrap. In this example we used 24 gauge half hard sterling silver wire and an 8mm Swarovski Bicone Pendant.
This lovely "Spring Lotus" design flaunts three brilliant Swarovski crystals and is created from wrapped wire, allowing you to customize the ring size for the ideal fit. Perfect for bridal jewelry, this design can incorporate different crystals to match the wedding colors. Use this design to make thoughtful gifts for bridesmaids or a colorful accent for the bride.
A simple hair style will transform into an elegant bridal look with the help of these fabulous hair ornaments. They will lend your style with delicate and demure accents everyone will notice. Make sure your special event is truly outstanding with unique beaded creations made by you!
- BrandArtistic Wire, Swarovski, WireLace
When making more complex projects, a spacer bar might come in handy. Custom spacer bars are perfect for multi-strand projects. This tutorial will show you how to make as many loops as needed for your own spacer bars, with the spacing that your project requires.
Like the futuristic fashionista herself, these Judy Jetson earrings are a cosmic gem! With cool spiral shapes that capture bright neon pearls they will instantly add a pop of color and dimension to your style.
There are two basic methods for finishing memory wire. The first is with a simple loop, the second is with a memory wire end.
Wire work is simple once you know a few basics. The wire spiral is great for turning large beads into pendants, or embellishing the base of an earring. You can use this technique for a variety of things in your designs.
Making your own wire hoops will allow you to truly customize your style. They look great smooth or hammered. This tutorial will teach you how to make hoops in both styles. Learn these simple techniques to start adding hoops to your earring projects!
Wire wrapping just got simpler with multi-sized looping pliers! With six different diameters, you can form your own earwires without having to change tools. Custom figure eight links, S hook clasps, bails for pendants that are a difficult fit and jump rings in a multitude of sizes are easy to make of any kind of wire. Here we have some examples in sterling. Do experiment with craft wire first! Once you have a pair of these and some wire on hand, there will be no late night frustration of not having just the thing to finish your latest creation!
The length of wire to use will be determined by the size earwire you plan to make. We suggest experimenting with craft wire first.
Striking hematite shine contrasts wonderfully with bright silver wire in these bracelets and earrings. The dark and light at play will put you in mind of twinkling stars in a midnight sky. These jewelry pieces are perfect for casual wear, evenings out, and any other occasion. Learn the technique to make them and see more design variations in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandWubbers, Artbeads
Earthy browns and turquoise blues shine like smooth river rocks in this bracelet. Jennie used gemstone beads in this woven wire design for endless style at every angle. Learn the technique for yourself and see even more design variations in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandWubbers, Artbeads, Dakota Stones
Add a touch of the exotic to your looks with this multi-strand bracelet. Featuring a collage of sparkling colors accented with shining silver, this bracelet embodies the spirit of mix-and-match style. Tigani comes from the Romanian word for Gypsy and is also the name of a peninsula in Greece. As the name suggests, this bracelet takes influence from far-off cultures to create a stunning example of jewelry that can be worn with almost anything!
The wrapped loop is a staple of wire working. It is useful to finish earrings, make links for a chain, or dangle a pendant from a necklace. In this example we will demonstrate how to make a link for a bracelet like the Swarovski Bracelet with Sterling Silver Cross found in our ideas section. To make a wrapped loop you will need wire cutters, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers.
If you want a shorter or longer bail, simply cut your wire different lengths. Play with this technique to figure out what looks best to your eye. You can also layer charms onto the front of your pendants to give them more personality.
WireLuxe is a versatile beading foundation you will love using. It can be manipulated in many ways, you can sew beads onto the surface and much more. This Handy Tip will show you how to start working with WireLuxe and WireLace. When you receive your WireLuxe, you will notice that there is one narrow edge and one wider edge. The wider edge expands to curve the WireLuxe into a graceful necklace, like our What a Wonderful World idea!
You asked for more detail on how to attach an earwire to an endless beading hoop, so we're here to help! This quick process will show you close-up detail for each step to help ensure your looks are perfect. These instructions are based on the Learning Center jewelry idea called Lotus Blossom, which uses the endless beading hoop to create cool earrings. Follow these basic steps to start out, and then incorporate your own personal twist to make unique ideas!
A fabulous field of green color fills these earrings and bracelet. The green fire-polished and TOHO beads are perfectly complemented by layers of coppery Artbeads Designer Wire. Learn the technique for making these pieces in this Artbeads Cafe episode and then take a look at design variations for even more inspiration!
- BrandTOHO, Artbeads, Wubbers
The European 4 in 1 chain mail technique is the foundation for medieval armor! This pattern consists of one jump ring with four jump rings connected to it. Series of rows and columns are connected by the one jump ring. Read through this tutorial and follow the helpful pictures to learn this technique. You can use it to make armor, jewelry and more!
A Tick-Tock Tree can't tell the time, but it can become a statement of timeless style! Wire and watch parts come together to form a twisted tree pendant that blends the industrial with the organic. Learn this technique and you can make your own tree pendants. Fill the branches with watch parts like we did, or add beads in your favorite colors.
Amazing copper shine fills these jewelry pieces. Jennie paired twinkling fire-polished beads in all kinds of sizes with warm Artbeads Designer Wire, for a fiery look everyone will notice. You can make endless variations of this design once you learn the simple technique. It's all right here in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, Wubbers
If you need a last-minute corsage idea for your wedding, why not create one that will last forever? This WireLace rose has the delicate look of a real flower, but will never wilt! It will add floral beauty to the bridal party's ensemble and can be treasured as a keepsake for years to come.
- BrandWireLace, Artistic Wire
Colorful wire can add a lot to your projects. Shape it, wrap it, or use it to create custom findings to make your design dreams come alive! We created wire spirals to complement the Swarovski pendants dangling from the earrings. With sparkling earwires and a touch of bling from Swarovski flatbacks, these earrings dazzle from top to bottom.
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski
Any bride can have a fairytale wedding with this amazing tiara-style head piece! This delicate yet durable crown is made from nothing more than sterling silver wire, crystals and pearls in a warm champagne palette.