Summary: Some of your pendants may have much better effects if they are wire wrapped one. So this instruction about how to wire wrap beads will help a lot in this respect.
Date : Aug 19, 2012
If browsing on crafts websites, you will find that wire wrapping is always popular among jewelry makers. For some minutes of musing, you will understand why this technique is widely appreciated.
Question like how to make wire wrapped jewelry and how to wire wrap beads are came up with time after time. Such kind of crafts is flexible in many jewelry making projects. For making necklace chain, you may need this craft; for making wire wrapped beads, you might also need this craft. What is more, this craft is commonly utilized in jewelry pendants, and easily mastered without other restrictions.
As for how to wire wrap beads, it is necessary to prepare the things as follow:
Wire, beads and charms, round nose plier, wire cutters, chain nose plier, files for jewelry making
Here we would like to start the project how to wire wrap beads
Step 1: pick appropriate wire according to the holes of beads.
Different kinds of beads mean different kinds of whole sizes. Therefore before wire wrapping, you need to decide which kind of beads you would like to use, then you can determine the wire accordingly. For example, 26 gauge sterling wires are suitable for pearl beads.
Step 2: make wire loop
Use your chain nose plier to bend a 90 degree angle on the wire, and then use round nose plier to round the wire for making a loop. Next hold and pull the wire to round itself to make a wrapped loop.
Step 3: finish wire wrapped bead
Thread your bead firstly, and then form another wire wrapped loop on the other end. Do not hurry to cut the wire at this moment. Your work has not completed. Following use the wire to continue wrapping the bead; when reaching bottom of the bead, wrap the wire wrapped loop again.
If necessary remove all the excess wire and file the ends of wires to make the cutting edges smooth and can be hide within the wrapped parts.
Until now, this project about how to wire wrap beads is done. In the matter of fact, as you can see the steps about this craft are easily understood and accepted. And the success of wire wrapping is able to be achieved within short periods. Even if it is your first time to do this project, you can archive your goal by practicing as per these step-by-step guides.
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