Winding vines

Straightening wire, page 14 coiling, page 18 simple loops, page 15 straightening wire, page 14 coiling, page 18 simple loops, page 15 12 (30.5 cm) of sterling silver 20-gauge half-hard wire 2 stone 17 x 22mm top-drilled leaves Nylon-jaw straightening pliers Flush cutters Round-nose pliers Flat-nose pliers Pencil or ring mandrel 1. Pass the 20g wire through the straightening pliers several times to stiffen it. Cut the wire in half. 2. Make a sharp bend 2Va (5.5 cm) from the end of each wire and...

Grape clusters

Wrapped loops, page 16 spiraling, page 18 opening and closing jump rings, page 19 spiral hooks, page 22 wrapped loops, page 16 spiraling, page 18 opening and closing jump rings, page 19 spiral hooks, page 22 24' (7.3 m) of sterling silver 24-gauge half-hard wire 6' (16 cm) of sterling silver 16-gauge dead-soft wire 8 sterling silver 18-gauge 6mm jump rings 8 (20.5 cm) of sterling silver chain, cut into one 3V2 (9 cm) segment and one 4V2 (11.5 cm) segment 48 Bali silver daisy spacers Flush...

Rolling rings

Hammering, page 15 wrapped loops, page 16 oxidizing, page 23 Create a chunky necklace of interlocking rings that rolls around a neckline. The size is easily adjusted by snagging any ring with the hook clasp. Oxidizing the wire highlights the handwrought construction. 9' 2.7 m of sterling silver 18-gauge dead-soft wire 16 mottled black 3.3cm large-hole lampworked glass rings Flush cutters Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers Needle file Ball-peen hammer Steel bench block W 2cm mandrel Liver of...

Softglas Tubing

Hammering, page 15 wrapped loops, page 16 oxidizing, page 23 This necklace combines primitive elegance, by using like elements of strong vertical and textured metal, with asymmetrical intrigue, by making each loop and wrap slightly different. The very simple cord adds modern flair and keeps the spotlight on the wirework. 2' 61 cm of sterling silver 20-gauge dead-soft wire 1 package SoftGlas tubing 1 SoftGlas connector Flush cutters Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers Ball-peen hammer Steel...

Daisy chain bracelet

Jump Ring Silver Chains

Opening and closing jump rings, page 22 simple hooks, page 20 31 assorted-color anodized aluminum 14-gauge 7 is 1.1cm ID jump rings 7 single-color anodized aluminum 18-gauge 5V 8mm ID jump rings 1. Separate the 14g jump rings into piles of 3 same-color rings. Each daisy is made up of 3 jump rings. 2. From the first pile, open 1 jump ring, pass through 1 ring, and close ring. Open the third ring and thread it through the eye where the 2 previous rings are joined, being sure to pass through both....