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Wire wrapped pendant frame

Wire wrapped pendant frame

This frame pendant is one of my favourites. It is versatile and can be made in any shape (some are harder than others) and the crystals used can be interchangeable. You can change your focus stone depending on your outfit, mood or day of the […]

Wire wrapped prong set Swarovski crystal rivoli ring

Wire wrapped prong set Swarovski crystal rivoli ring

I really wanted to make a ring with the Swarovski Rivoli that I bought a year ago. It has been sitting on my desk for about a month while I was trying to get inspiration for it. It is a 10.5mm Swarovski Rivoli so trying […]

Swarovski beaded Bracelet.

Swarovski beaded Bracelet.

Swarovski beaded bracelet

Make this bracelet with Swarovski beads and wire

This Swarovski beaded necklace is something that I love simply because of its simplicity. I made the chain using the same technique used in this tutorial. You can even skip the chain and make the entire necklace using the beads, that would result in a lovely tennis bracelet. In this tutorial, you will also learn how to make a clasp using eye pins.

Materials needed:

Swarovski 6mm Rondelle https://amzn.to/2MJeWPv

Eye Pins https://amzn.to/2NZbvZy

Eye Pins (cheaper) https://amzn.to/2QMV0i0

Bench block with both steel and nylon base https://amzn.to/2vX4HS1

Tarnish resistant Silver 0.6mm/22 gauge wire https://amzn.to/2wg9DRr

Copper 0.6mm wire https://amzn.to/2wlrFBV

Multiple multi-color rolls copper wire https://amzn.to/2BpawNl

Small ball pein hammer https://amzn.to/2PmgmBV

3 Piece plier set https://amzn.to/2nQGUyM

Flush wire cutters https://amzn.to/2Muxg2T

This tutorial was filmed using an IPad Pro which can be found here https://amzn.to/2vVjAUW and edited using iMovie on a MacBook Pro which can be found here https://amzn.to/2nQSLwU.
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Make this bracelet using Swarovski crystal beads and wire

You can go here to learn how to make a bracelet using a rose link chain

Make this bracelet using Swarovski crystal beads and wire

Wire Wrapped Swarovski Rose Ring. 5 minute ring

Wire Wrapped Swarovski Rose Ring. 5 minute ring

This Swarovski rose ring was quick and easy to make. It makes a great gift and only takes about five minutes to make. MATERIALS USED: Tools used in the tutorial: Swarovski 4mm bicone bead https://amzn.to/2D7Kz5x Tarnish resistant Silver 0.6mm/22 gauge wire https://amzn.to/2wg9DRr Copper 0.6mm wire https://amzn.to/2wlrFBV […]

Five minute challenge. Stud earrings

Five minute challenge. Stud earrings

Five minute challenge. Make these Stud earrings This is a fun and easy craft. I love stud earrings. They are easy to wear and Tools used in the tutorial: Bench block with both steel and nylon base https://amzn.to/2vX4HS1 Tarnish resistant Silver 0.6mm/22 gauge wire https://amzn.to/2wg9DRr […]

Fix a ring fail. Wire wrapped ring tutorial

Fix a ring fail. Wire wrapped ring tutorial

fix a ring fail

Fix a failed project. Make this wire wrapped ring Fix a failed project. Make this wire wrapped ring Fix a failed project. Make this wire wrapped ring Fix a failed project. Make this wire wrapped ring Fix a failed project. Make this wire wrapped ring

In this video, I will show you how to go about fixing your project after something has gone wrong. The first video is how I made the ring band, and how I ruined my project. The second is how I saved it. The second is more about the thought process that you have to go through when looking for something to salvage. So here is how to fix a ring fail.

For a successful prong set ring tutorial go here


Materials used:

Tools used in the tutorial:
Bench block with both steel and nylon base https://amzn.to/2vX4HS1

24 GAUGE/ 0.4MM WIRE https://amzn.to/2LsnCJf

20 GAUGE/ 0.8MM WIRE https://amzn.to/2PHdksk OR https://amzn.to/2P9plFA

Small ballpein hammer https://amzn.to/2PmgmBV

3 Piece plier set https://amzn.to/2nQGUyM

Flush wire cutters https://amzn.to/2Muxg2T

 

 

wire rose ring
This tutorial was filmed using an IPad Pro which can be found here https://amzn.to/2vVjAUW and edited using IMOVIE on a MacBook Pro which can be found here https://amzn.to/2nQSLwU

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Rose wire chain [Video tutorial]

Rose wire chain [Video tutorial]

Here is another chain. The previous one that I showed to you was a simple flat one. This one is a little bit more bulky. I have combined the two to make a beautiful chain. This rose wire chain is simple and beautiful. Tools used […]

Diy Wire chain. [Video tutorial]

Diy Wire chain. [Video tutorial]

In this tutorial I will teach you how to make a simple wire chain. This chain is beautiful. I cannot stop staring at it. Once I made I also created three more tutorials where I had to use it. You can find that here. I […]

Wire necklace tutorial [Video]

Wire necklace tutorial [Video]

 

This tutorial is for an simple yet elegant wire necklace. I use a hammer and an anvil to flatten the pieces. I love that look but you do not have to do that. Just use some 24 gauge wire to hold the main link together (by coiling it around the two wires that cross).

 

Bench block used:

I found one of the most useful tools, this bench block (anvil) that also comes with a rubber base (they are usually separate) AND a nylon block (used to flatten wire without changing it’s shape). I saw someone turning it inside down and using the rubber side as a flat surface to place metal pieces as she polished them (that is what sold me on it). It is a really useful tool and I have been playing around with it since I bought it. If you want it you can find it here.

Tools used in the tutorial:

Bench block with both steel and nylon base https://amzn.to/2vX4HS1

Tarnish resistant Silver 0.6mm/22 gauge wire https://amzn.to/2wg9DRr

Copper 0.6mm wire https://amzn.to/2wlrFBV

Multiple multi-colour rolls copper wire https://amzn.to/2BpawNl

Small ballpein hammer https://amzn.to/2PmgmBV

3 Piece plier set https://amzn.to/2nQGUyM

Flush wire cutters https://amzn.to/2Muxg2T

This tutorial was filmed using an IPad Pro which can be found here https://amzn.to/2vVjAUW and edited using IMOVIE on a MacBook Pro which can be found here https://amzn.to/2nQSLwU.

 

You can use the same Swarovski heart crystal in this tutorial. One is daytime friendly and this one is perfect for going out. Just switch them.

frame pendantwire necklace

 

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Wire wrapped prong set Swarovski crystal rivoli ring

Wire wrapped prong set Swarovski crystal rivoli ring

Make this prong set ring using wire and Swarovski crystal

I really wanted to make a ring with the Swarovski Rivoli that I bought a year ago. It has been sitting on my desk for about a month while I was trying to get inspiration for it. It is a 10.5mm Swarovski Rivoli so trying to come up with ideas for it was hard. I considered making a pendant, but I felt that it would be a waste to use this stone in a pendant. Then I considered trying to turn it into a bangle or bracelet, but I rejected that idea for the same reason as the pendant idea. I briefly considered making a ring, but prong set wire wrapped rings are difficult to make, especially when the stone has a pointed back, and they usually require square wire, which is a little bit more expensive than round wire and this blog is for beginners. This is why the Rivoli sat on my desk for a month till I decided to make a simple prong set ring using a wire weaving technique. So I made a wire wrapped prong set Swarovski crystal Rivoli ring. (more…)