6 Tips for Weaving with Wire
|Marie Scarpa's gold and stone brooch (Lapidary Journal, September 2004) and Marilyn Moore's leaf brooch (Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Summer 2005)
|Same Technique, Different Looks|
|I try to include at least one woven-wire project in each issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry, as it’s truly one of my favorite techniques, both doing it and the finished product. You can get a number of different looks from weaving. In Kaska Firor’s leaf bracelet, she did a beautiful open weave, for a light and airy look.
Leaf Bracelet by Kaska Firor (Step by Step Wire Jewelry, June/July 2010)
|Cristina Amador and Deborah Gray-Wurz wove their pieces tightly, for a very strong and sturdy ring and bracelet.
Opposites Attract by Cristina Amador (Step by Step Wire Jewelry, February/March 2010) and Silver and Spice by Deborah Gray-Wurz (Step by Step Wire Jewelry, April/May 2010)
|And Jodi Bombardier combined wire weaving with wire coiling for her dimensional ring.
Loops Ring by Jodi Bombardier (Step by Step Wire Jewelry, February/March 2010)
|Tips for Weaving with Wire
|FREE Japanese Lantern Project
Practice your wire-weaving skills with this elegant Chinese Lantern pendant by Joyce Zborower. It's constructed of two separate, but identical, halves. The central wire is threaded through small holes drilled into the framework of the wire weave and through two small beads.