Handmade wire beads and chalcedony

18-gauge sterling silver or copper wire 14- or 16-gauge sterling or copper wire Long round nose pliers Needle nose pliers 21-strand Soft Flex beading wire 2 oxidized, closed jump rings. 8mm 1 2 crimp beads Coil wire around your needle nose pliers, wrapping down to the length of your desired bead. The wire should be wrapped tightly around the pliers, but you don't need to get the coils snugly next to each other. You can if you wish, but that part of the bead will be covered up anyway. You can...

Wire

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The finishing touch

Place a pea-sized piece of liver-of-sulfur Into an old or disposable pie pan or large shallow container filled halfway with hot water. Add a coil of wire and let it darken, then remove, rinse, and dry. Liver-of-sulfur is very smelly stuff, so do it outside. Wrap the wire around the end of the round nose pliers. When you've wrapped all the way around so you have a loop around the end of the pliers, remove the wire from the pliers, grasp the loop with needle-nose pliers, and gently turn the...

The box chain

Once again, flip back the last pair of rings. STEP BY STEP WIRE JEWEIRY Sumrw 2005 Hook an open ring through the same opening that you inserted the needle tool or knitting needle through, but don't close this ring just yet. Add 2 more closed rings to the.open ring and then close it. Add another open ring in exactly the same place as the ring you just finished closing. This is how your chain should look at this point. Once again, flip back the last pair of rings. Slide the outside pair straight...

Announcing

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Crystal swirl cluster ring

To further secure the crown of the ring, both ends will be attached to it by bringing the wire ends up and threading them down through the crown between the loops and the crystals. STEP BY STEP WIRE JEWEIRY Same 2005 Continue to loop the wire end around the crown wire and then use the flush cutter to cut the wire, making a loop. Use the chain nose pliers to align the cut end against the inside of the loop, hiding the end. Usually, filing isn't necessary however, if running your finger over the...

Karen Tihor

Grew up around jewelry making and began designing and making her own chainmai and wire jewelry about 2 years ago. She is a juried member of the International Guild of Wire Jewelry Artists and an active member of the online Creative Wire Jewelry forum on Delphi. You can contact her or view more of her work at www.KaeLynnDesign.com Cut and straighten 10 pieces of 20-gauge square wire, each 4 long. Cut and straighten 12 pieces of 20-gauge square sterling wire, each 1 long. Place a mark near the...