6 Free Wire Jewelry Patterns You’ll Love
Who would have thought that you can do so many things with just a spool of wire and a couple of pairs of jewelry-making pliers? Wire jewelry is one of those jewelry-making techniques that you can use to create just about anything, from necklaces and pendants to bracelets, rings and earrings—and such wire jewelry patterns can be found in this free eBook!
Did you know that if you can make a wrapped loop, you have the skills you need for these projects? Learning how to work with wire is a great way to improve your skills and create beautiful and unique wire jewelry. Whether you like to create pendants and necklaces with wire or make your own wire earrings as a quick finishing touch for your favorite outfit, you’ll find that working with wire is fun and addicting!
These are some of our best free jewelry patterns using wire, many of which implement bold and eye-catching finishes—crystals, charms, colorful beads and intricate curves—so we’re sure you’ll be inspired, either to make them yourself or to use them for new ideas! Our free wire jewelry patterns are specifically designed to help you craft unique wire jewelry just like the experts. In fact, we’ve collected the majority of these patterns from the craft world’s best jewelry artisans.
It’s easy to learn how to make wire jewelry using just a few basic techniques. Once you’ve mastered skills like making wrapped loops and simple loops, you can move on to things like making wire coils and even making your own wire jewelry findings, all with the same basic skills!
If you’re not sure you’re quite ready to start these projects, make sure to explore Interweave’s huge collection of wire jewelry articles, resources and tips that will help you build a foundation in working with wire. But don’t be deterred if you haven’t worked with this versatile material before: this is one of the easiest mediums in jewelry making, and you’ll pick it up fast with the help of Interweave and a little bit of creative determination.
Because we love wire jewelry making so much, we’ve freshened up our free wire jewelry patterns eBook for you by adding four great new wire jewelry making projects.
Free Wire Jewelry Patterns You’ll Find:
How to Make Drop Earrings with Wire
Tribal Curves by Lori Anderson
These simple wire earrings are a beautiful way to make custom jewelry. Their unique shape makes them stand out while the coil design elements truly tie the two pieces together visually. You’ll be making earrings in no time thanks to this easy tutorial on how to make earrings.
How to Make a Leather and Wire Bracelet
Leather Loops by Jodi Bombardier
Leather is all the rage in jewelry making these days, but this is a piece of jewelry that will never go out of style. Follow along to learn how to make jewelry using only wire and leather cord. After they see your finished design, all your friends and family will be standing in line to have you make them their own bracelets.
How to Make Wire Wrapped Crystal Earrings
Nicole Earrings by Susan Olivio
If you’re into mixing crystals with wire, you’ll love how these earrings pack plenty of sparkling punch! Coiled and spiraled, the design blends swirly wire designs, and finishes it off with wrapped briolettes. If you are just learning how to make jewelry, this is the perfect project with which to start.
DIY Wire Wrapped Pendant
Diamante Locks by Aliya Shafqat
For a unique twist on necklaces, try this easy pendant. You’ll learn how to mix wire with fibers and a crystal stone for a beautiful, modern pendant that sparkles. It’s not only easy to make, but can be created using recycled materials you probably already have in your stash.
DIY Charm Necklace
Cerulean Falls by Danielle Fox
Want to learn how to make wire necklaces? This is the project to start with! Marked by a mixture of bluish gray stones cascading down a piece of chain this wire necklace ends in a pretty flower pendant. And it’s as simple as it is stylish—just form six wrapped loops and open and close four jump rings—that’s it! If this is your first jewelry project, no need to worry, it only requires easy wrapped loops and jump rings for sweet and stylish results.
Make a Wire Wrapped Bangle
Gypsy Wire Bangle by Janice Berkebile
This wire bracelet was made using a figure-eight technique borrowed from coiled-wire basketry and applied to large-gauge equipment. The base is wrapped with coils of fine silver, and loops are formed along the way from which a multitude of pearls and crystals dangle for movement and sparkle. So beautiful, you’ll be making wire bracelets for everyone in your life. This project from expert Janice Berkebile will teach you how to create a custom bracelet covered with wire coils for a free-spirited look you’ll want to wear every day.
Essential Guide to Wire Wrapping Tools
The Well-stocked Tool Box: Tools for Wire Wrapping (and More!) and 5 Tips for Getting Started
Two of our best jewelry making blogs from Interweave, both of these jewelry tutorials will help you get started using wire. Start with the five essentials that everyone should know including how to practice, the right tool for the job, and safety. Then learn all about basic jewelry making tools, including different pliers, straighteners, and cutters.
If you love to craft, or want to get started learning new techniques, this is a great eBook to get you started. This wire jewelry collection is better than ever, now with all new designs including wire bracelets, earrings, and wire necklaces. In addition to the six wire jewelry making projects included, you’ll get two jewelry tutorials full of helpful tips for beginners to get you started making fun and creative jewelry. Each project is fully illustrated and includes step-by-step instructions for successful designs!
We’ve also included two of our most popular wire jewelry making blogs from Interweave, with great information about using wire for beginners.
So grab your wire and your favorite jewelry-making tools and supplies and settle in for some great fun with these wire jewelry patterns! Enjoy!