Get Started Wire Wrapping With Gemstones – It's Easy!
Who said that wire wrapping had to be hard? This Chunky Carnelian Ring wire wrapping project by Christine Hayes is so easy, you can complete it in under an hour! Chances are, you already have most of the tools you need to make this easy wire and gemstone ring project. If not, most of them can be found at your local craft store or favorite local bead shop. Once you see how easy it is to make these wire wrapped rings, you'll be searching through your bead stash for more gemstone nuggets, glass beads, or even handmade ceramic beads that you can use while you perfect your wire jewelry making skills. Have fun!
- 18 or 24-gauge sterling half hard or gold-filled wire, 36"
- Chunky carnelian nugget bead, or other stone with hole that will accommodate the wire
- Ring sizer or measuring tape
- Flush cutters
- Ring mandrel
- Small rubber mallet
Easy peasy, right? This is exactly the kind of project that got me hooked on wire jewelry making projects. If you're ready to dive in and learn more about wire jewelry making techniques and how to do wire wrapping, you'll love Metalwork: Wire Essentials with Denise Peck. Learn from an expert, and see how easy it is to make your own wire jewelry findings like head pins, ear wires, and jump rings in less than a minute with simple jewelry-making pliers and a few inches of wire. Download your copy of Metalwork: Wire Essentials and jump start your wire wrapping skills.
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