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Since no two pieces of beach glass are alike, it's nearly impossible to make a pair of identical earrings. Instead, choose pieces that are similar in color or shape (or both), but vary the wire cages to reflect the planes and angles of each.


simple loops, page 15


2 small pieces of beach glass Sterling silver 20-gauge wire 2 sterling silver ear wires


Flush cutters Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers


1. Because the earrings are small and the wire wrapping is simple, use the no-waste method: Rather than trying to estimate how much wire you'll need for your earrings, start bending the wire directly from the coil. Make a small free-form squiggle, then use the chain-nose pliers to make a 90° bend in the wire at the top of the squiggle so that the wire points straight up.

2. Wrap the wire vertically around the beach glass, bringing it back down to the bottom so it points straight down, and coil the wire once around the top of the squiggle at the bottom of the beach glass.

3. Continue wrapping diagonally, horizontally, and vertically until the beach glass is held firmly in place and the wire forms an interesting pattern.

4. End at the top of the beach glass by making a few free-fo—* loops. Flush-cut the end and tuck in neatly. Attach an ea^ v. re to the loop.

5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for the second earring.

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is a lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer. She is also a former graphic designer turned stay-at-home mother of thr ey. To find out more about her unique beads and jewelry, visit or e-mail her at [email protected].



is a jewelry designer and owner of Jewels by Jules. A self-taught jewelry maker, she began stringing necklaces in 2002 and later found her niche in wire-wrapped jewelry. Visit her website at or follow her blog at She can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]


has written over fifty articles for national bead magazines and is currently a contributing editor for Bead-Patterns the Magazine, and her latest patterns can be found at Getting's first book. Great Beaded Gifts, was published in 2005. She is the editor of, a monthly newsletter. Reach her by e-mail at [email protected].

TAMARA L. HONAMAN is a jewelry designer who has worked in a variety of media for the past twelve years. She is the Media

Content Manager for Fire Mountain Gems & Beads. The founding editor of Step by Step Beads. Honaman frequently contributes jewelry-making projects to books and magazines. She has appeared on PBS's and DIY's Jewelry Making.


has been making jewelry for twenty years. She is a wire-jewelry instructor at the Newark Museum Arts Workshop. Lupo was a contributor to Beading with Crystals, and her work regularly appears in Step by Step Beads and Step by Step Wire Jewelry. Contact her by e-mail at [email protected]

DENISE PECK is editor in chief of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine and senior editor of Jewelry Artist. A lifelong lover of jewelry, Denise went to jewelry-making school in New York City in 1999. She combined her two professions when she joined Lapidary Journal in 2004. This is her first book.

HOWARD SIEGEL holds a masters degree in metallurgy and taught at Washington University for ten years. He has studied at the William Holland School since 1994. whe-e he has taught lost wax casting and advanced chain making since 2000. His chain making articles have appeared in Art Jewelry.

RONNA SARVAS WELTMAN has been featured in Step by Step Wire Jewelry. Wire Artist Jeweller. Art Jewelry and Bead Style and as well as in Easy Beading Volumes 1 and 2. She has been featured on HGTV's That's Clever! She lives and teaches jewelry-making techniques in Bellevue. Washington, where she is at work on her first book. Visit her site at


Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Beads & Beyond

Hauser and Miller



Multi Creations Inc. Munro Crafts Rio Grande T.B. Hagstoz

Thunderbird Supply Company


Jump Rings: The Ring Lord

All Wrapped Up

Undrilled gem silica and African opal beads: Dikra Gem Chain: Star's Clasps

Definitely Looped

Lampworked glass beads: Kab's Creative Concepts

S is for Silver

Charms: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Lampworked bead: Lori Copeland.

Wildfire-Designs Ribbon: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

I'm Hooked

Leather: Beads & Beyond Grape Clusters

Freshwater pearls and fluorite semiprecious stones: Tucson Gem Center Bali silver daisy spacers: Holy and Pure

Gemstones Sterling silver chain: Sll Findings

Glass Nests

Lampworked beads: Family Glass All other components: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Winding Vines

Leaf beads: Big Stone Silver Springs

Bali beads: Nina Designs

Asian Wisdom

Copper chain, silver beads:

Beads & Beyond Serpentine pendant: All Seasons Co. Turquoise: Beads & Beyond

Encrusted Cuff

Freshwater pearls and rose quartz:

Tucson Gem Center Bali silver daisy spacers: Holy and Pure

Gemstones Swarovski crystal: ABC Direct

So Cagey!

Satin Cording: Fran Lizardi. Deepwood Art

Pretty Pulleys

Jump rings: T.B. Hagstoz

London blue topaz briolettes: Stone USA

Exclamation Points

Ear wires and all silver:

Multi Creations Inc. Blue glass beads: Michael's

Simply Charming

All materials: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

King of Rings

6mm faceted beads: Michaels 4mm metal beads: Whimbeads


Chain: Beads & Beyond Rolling Rings

Lampworked glass beads: Kab's Creative Concepts

Framed and Coiled

Amazonite nuggets: Tucson Gem Center Sterling silver chain: Sll Findings Peacock toggle: Rishashay

Coiled Again

Lampworked beads: Lauri Copeland, Wildfire-Designs


Copper sheet: Jatayu SoftGlas tubing and connectors: The Clay Store

Twisted Bracelet

Clasp: Kamal Trading Company


Pink Peruvian opal drilled pendant:

The Birds and the Beads Drilled pebbles: Riverstone Bead Co. Shell pendant: Priscila Marban Bone ring: Hands of the Hills

French Rope

Clasp: Kamal Trading Company

All That Glitters

Sequins: Michaels


Beads: Taj Company


Freshwater pearls: Tucson Gem Center Bali silver daisy spacers: Holy and Pure

Gemstones Swarovski crystal: ABC Direct

Sticks and Stones

Beads: Blue Santa Beads Focal bead: beadsbegan Metal beads: Out on a Whim


Lampworked glass beads: Kab's

Creative Concepts Large-hole sterling spacers: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Finders Keepers

Chain: Beads & Beyond Hand-dyed silk: Beads & Beyond

Tourmaline Columns

Tourmaline beads: Taj Company

Singular Sensation

Beads: Birds and the Beads

Opal Waves

Peruvian opals: Rincon Trading Company


Clasp: Kamal Trading Company

Waste Not Bracelet

Beads: My Father's Beads

Swingin' Style

All components: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Industrial Magic

Lampworked glass beads: Kab's Creative Concepts


Coral: DAH Rock Shop Swarovski crystal: ABC Direct Chain: Sll Findings

By the Beautiful Sea

Glass beads: Beads & Beyond

Heaps of Rings

Enameled rings: Michaels


Lampworked glass beads: Kab's Creative Concepts

Silver Clovers

Lampworked beads: Grace Beads Suspended

Freshwater pearls and turquoise:

Tucson Gem Center Clasp: Rishashay

Tears of Blue

Ear wires: Multi Creations Inc. Beads: Nguni Imports


349 E. Ft. Lowell Tucson. AZ S5705 (877) 696-9490

All Seasons Company

888 Brannan St.. #1160 San Francisco. CA 94103 (800) 700-5233

Beads & Beyond

25 102nd Ave. NE Bellevue. WA 98004-5676 (425) 462-8992

Big Stone Beads & Findings

6222 Richmond Ave.. Ste. 401 Houston. TX 77057 (713) 783-1855

The Birds and the Beads

411 Route 79

Morganville. NJ 07751-9772 (732) 591-8233

Blue Santa Beads

18 North Pennell Rd. Media. PA 19063 (610) 892-2740

The Clay Store

(877) 602-0700

DAH Rock Shop

3401 North Dodge Blvd. Tucson. AZ 85716 (520) 323-0781

Deepwood Art

Fran Lizardi

Dikra Gem

56 West 45th St. New York. NY 10036 (800) 873-4572

Family Glass

(913) 231-1313

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

One Fire Mountain Wy. Grants Pass. OR 97526-2373 (800) 355-2137

Grace Lampwork

Beads and Jewelry Inc.

PO Box 360468 Milpitas. CA 95036 (408) 526-9700

Hauser & Miller Co.

10950 Lin-Valle Dr. St. Louis. MO 63123 (800) 462-7447

Holy and Pure Gemstones

254-15 Northern Blvd. Little Neck. NY 11362 (718) 225-6850


Connie Fox (888) 350-6481

Kab's Creative Concepts

Out on a Whim

Stone USA Inc.

Kerry Bogert

121 E. Cotati Ave.

1170 Broadway. Ste. 1011-1014

5799 Coppersmith Trail

Cotati. CA 94931

New York. NY 10001

Ontario. NY 14519

(800) 232-3111

(212) 447-5268

(585) 944-0141

Taj Company


42 West 48th St.

Kamal Trading Company

2-8 Central Ave.

14th Fl.

2622 W. Lincoln Ave.. <101

East Orange. NJ 07018

New York. NY 10036

Anaheim. CA 92801

(973) 672-0500

(800) 325-0825

(800) 260-0567

The Ring Lord

T.B. Hagstoz

Michaels Stores

290C RR6

709 Sanson St.

Saskatoon SK

Philadelphia. PA 19106

Canada S7K 3J9

(800) 922-1006

Multi Creations Inc.

(306) 374-1335

(732) 607-6422

Thunderbird Supply Company

Rio Grande

1907 W. Historic Route 66

Munro Crafts

7500 Bluewater Rd. NW

Gallup. NM 87301

3954 12 Mile Rd.

Albuquerque. NM 87121-1962

(800) 545-7968

Berkley. Ml 48072

(800) 545-6566

(248) 544-1590

Tucson Gem Center

Rincon Trading Company

234 W Plata St.

My Father's Beads

PO Box 69208

Tucson. AZ 85705

702 West State St.

Tucson. AZ 85737

(520) 495-4076

Coopersburg. PA 18036

(520) 219-3058

(610) 282-6939



Lauri Copeland

Nina Designs

PO Box 8271

PO Box 8127

Missoula. MT 59807

Emeryville. CA 94662

(800) 517-3311

(800) 336-6462

Sll Findings

Nguni Imports

(866) 434-6346

PO Box 807

Irmo. SC 29063

(803) 407-1601

Star's Clasps

139A Church St.. N.W. Vienna. VA 22180 (800) 207-2807


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Jones. Liz. Jewelry Studio: Silver Wire Fusing. Loveland. Colorado: Interweave. 2C08.

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Jewelry Artist

Step by Step Wire Jewelry

Stringing a

American Wire Gauge

b ball-peen hammer 12 bent-nose pliers 11 block, steel bench 12 Bogert. Kerry, 114: Definitely Looped. 30: Industrial Magic. 96: Ribbons. 80: Ring-a-Ling. 104: Rolling Rings. 60: So Cagey!, 50 Bombardier. Jodi L., 114: Encrusted Cuff. 48: Framed and Coiled. 62: Geometry, 98: Grape Clusters. 36: Grapevine. 76: Opal Waves. 86: Suspended. 110 Brown & Sharpe Gauge 8, 10.14

chain-nose pliers 11 cloth, polishing 13 coiling 18

e ear wires 22 f files, needle 13 flat-nose pliers 11 flush cutters 10 flush cutting 14

g gauge, wire 8-9.10,14 Gettings. Linda. 114: 2x2. 106:3x3. 42: King of Rings. 56: Sticks and Stones. 78; Waste-Not Bracelet. 92

h hammering 15 hammering tools 12 Honaman. Tamara L.. 114; Coiled Again, 64; Glass Nests. 38; S is for Silver. 32: Silver Springs. 44; Simply Charming, 54; Swingin Style. 94 hooks. S 22; simple 20; spiral 21

jump rings 19 L

links, figure-eight 20 liver of sulfur 13. 23 loops, briolette 17; simple 15;

wrapped 16 Lupo, Sandra, 114; All Wrapped Up. 28; Elemental. 70; Pretty Pulleys. 52; Singular Sensation. 85

mallet, rawhide 12 mandrels 10 metals, wire 8

oxidizing 23 P

Peck, Denise, 114; All That Glitters. 74; Daisy Chain Bracelet. 26; Double-Crossed, 102; Exclamation

Points. 53; Heaps of Rings. 103; Overwrought. 75; Silver Clovers, 108; Tears of Blue, 112; Tourmaline Columns. 84; Winding Vines. 39 piercing holes 23 pin vise 10 pliers 11

projects: bracelets 26-27, 34-35. 42-43. 44-45. 48-49. 54-55, 64-65, 68-69. 80-81. 86-87, 92-93. 98-99, 104-105,108-109.110-111; earrings 38. 39, 52. 53. 74. 75. 76-77. 84. 85.102.103. 112.113: necklaces 28-29. 30-31. 32-33, 36-37. 40-41, 46-47, 50-51, 56-57, 58-59. 60-61. 62-63, 66-67. 70-71. 72-73. 78-79. 82-83. 88-89. 90-91, 94-95. 96-97,100-101.106-107

round-nose pliers 11

side cutters 10 Siegel, Howard, 114; Centipede. 40; French Rope, 72; Twisted Bracelet. 68; Unparalleled. 90 spiraling 18

stepped forming pliers 11 straightening wire 14 T

tumbler, rotary 13 V

vise, pin 10 W

Weltman. Ronna Sarvas. 114: Asian Wisdom. 46: By the Beautiful Sea. 100; Catch-Ail. 58: Dance All Night. 88: Finders Keepers. 82; I'm Hooked. 34: Jewels of the Sea. 113; Twigs. 66 wire-straightening pliers 11 wire varieties 8 wire, work-hardening 8

with these inspiring resources from Interweave

Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping

Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey ISBN 978-1-59668-059-3


Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry and More

Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey ISBN 978-1-931499-87-3 S16.95


woven t . wire % jewelry

Woven Wire Jewelry

Linda Chandler and Christine Ritchey ISBN 978-1-931499-57-6 S21.95

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