Notice in the photo below at my wrapped loops. I came up with two different ways to wrap them - the traditionalist approach that uses hardware store wire (actually - any wire you use for jewelry making, it doesn't have to come from the hardware store!) date 9/11/08), Spotlight: Barbara Beads (orig. It's easy to do. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! If you have learned the technique of wire wrapping then here are some magnificent DIYs for you to make some enticing pendants of varied shapes and designs with the stones you have at hand. Shown below is the other side of the piece of glass, Filed under: tips, tutorial | Tagged: ccdesign, cori, tutorial, wire wrapping |. How? I”m looking forward to trying it with some polished stones I’ve had stashed away. It's easy to do. posted 7/1/08), Spotlight: Square Effects (orig. A few notes about wire wrap stone techniques: Tucking wire ends – you’ll find many times that I tell you to “trim and tuck” your ends. Tumbled stones are easier to wrap than rough-cut stones, but both can have a wonderful effect. Make a DIY treble clef friendship bracelet. How to wire wrap a semi-precious undrilled stone with a loop at each end. Make 1 wrap under the wraps that is already there. Choose your centerpiece. You will need to measure the length of your stone and mark your wire at the point. All the tutorials I have seen are only for pendants and have only one loop at the top. I have to wire wrap them first, but I need to have a loop on both ends, so I can join them together to form a bracelet. Round nose pliers The photos are so clear. If you have ever thought about learning how to wrap stones in wire to make jewelry but didn’t know where to get started, you’ve come to the right place. You will need to make a loop about 1″ from the end and wrap your loop about 4 wraps are fine. My stone is very smooth so the wires keep slipping off as well. Thanks again! You might have found a beautiful piece of sea glass while walking the beach, or maybe you have a semi-precious stone that you think just breathtaking, but either can make a beautiful piece of wire wrap art. Simply click here to return to Questions - Wire Jewelry. posted 5/13/08), Spotlight: Beads of Heaven (orig. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I think I’ll try it today. Hi :) I want to make thicker bracelets, but I can't find any patterns anywhere :( just wondering if anyone had any patterns for thicker bracelets like, I've been making friendship bracelets for a while now and I now have more bracelets than friends. This is cool! Wire wrapping stones is a great way to create your own unique jewelry. Thank you so much. Make sure that both of your loops are round and that they both are at the same angle. Quartz, agate, obsidian, tiger’s eye, petrified wood, and many other gemstones look beautiful wire wrapped. ~Betsy, Cori, Change ), This is the second tutorial on wire wrapping, written by : Corinne Portalatin. Great job! I decided to start with a couple of easy, but very pretty, techniques to wrap undrilled stones. I loved the idea and attempted it myself with a twist. posted 4/15/08), Spotlight: CSerpent (orig. A piece of sea glass or any other stone bead. In the last tutorial I demonstrated how to wire wrap a bead link, which is the alternating beads in the bracelet that you will soon be able to make. Sue, Cori – thanks so much for sharing. posted 6/3/08), Spotlight: Studio Marcy (orig. Click here). Can anyone help me please? posted 7/19/08), Spotlight: PurrfectlyDevine (orig. Bead stores offer a wide variety of cabochon, polished and uncut stones that you can wrap with gold, silver or brass wire. I am so happy to know that I can finally wrap all the beautiful seaglass I found at my local surf spot. HelloI am hoping some one can help me here as I have searched the internet to no avail.I want to make a bracelet with some semi-precious, irregular stones without holes. The next steps are to continue wrapping the wire back and forth each time making 1 loop around your wire, by letting the wire and the shape of glass dictate how you would like the wrap … In the next step you will wrap the wire back to the other loop. I’m so eager to start trying out! ( Log Out / If you enjoyed this web page please "like" this page. Notice the allowed space for the additional wraps I will be making. 20 inches of 20 gauges wire (I used green artistic brand copper colored wire) The switch knot is a decorative lacy macrame/ hemp jewelry knot that helps you save on twine too. Thanks! Stones with holes bored through their centers are easiest to work with, as are flattened stones. date 9/19/08), Tutorial- Wrapping An Undrilled Stone by Corinne Portalatin. I want to make a bracelet with some semi-precious, irregular stones without holes. She creates beautiful hand-wrapped artisan jewelry, and you can find more of her unique and creative pieces in her Etsy shop: Thanks again Cori for sharing this with us …, Spotlight: Brenda’s Creations (original date: 1/18/08), Spotlight: Julie’s Jewels (orig. The next steps are to continue wrapping the wire back and forth each time making 1 loop around your wire, by letting the wire and the shape of glass dictate how you would like the wrap to look. I'm thinking of selling them but I'm not sure who to. In step 1 ( Log Out / This is Part 2 in this tutorial (Interested in Part 1? It looks neat and stylish, is a very practical closure, and is very easy to make. ( Log Out / A sliding knot is a wonderfully easy way to end off a leather, string, hemp, or corded necklace or bracelet. Thank you so much for sharing this technique. Wire-wrapped stones can easily be attached to chains, earring posts or keychains. Find me at Twitter – @DrAnna. In the next step you will wrap the wire back to the other loop. Thanking you in anticipation. I’ve never done that type of wrap. Simply click here to return to, Switch Knot: How to Tie the Lacy Macrame Switch Knot (With Pictures), DIY Sliding Knot Instructions: How to Make a Sliding Knot for Jewelry. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Round stones pose extra challenges. The trick is in combining stones and metals that look good together. posted 5/20/08), Spotlight: Beadiful World (orig. Make another loop allowing enough room for your wraps and also the additional wraps that you will be making around your focal bead. Your bead should now look like the one in the photo above with both of the wrapped loops. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. How? Next step is to trim your wire and flatten smoothly against your wrapped loop. Now, I’ve got to look through my stash for a good stone or glass to try this with. by Chris (Loch, Vic, Australia) Hello I am hoping some one can help me here as I have searched the internet to no avail. Practice with inexpensive wire until you are able to wrap the stone. posted 5/27/08), Spotlight: MKP Jewelry (orig. I am happy with the amount of wraps over the glass. Wire wrapping is one of the oldest and fascinating techniques which when implemented on jewelry would give them a unique look.