Make This a DIY Wire Winter

If you’re like me, you know how to do the holidays right: the DIY way. Everyone on my gift list knows what is coming their way around the holidays.. a hoopla of homemade gifts! This holiday season, I was inspired by the idea of working with wire, and I spent some time searching for the cutest DIY holiday ornaments I could find, all involving wire in one way or another. Click the images for full tutorials! 🙂

I love these wire word ornaments. Imagine creating words like “Joy” “Cheer” and “Ho Ho Ho”

These wire angels are simple and way too sweet to pass up!

I love the thought of using colored wire to make multiples of this star ornament!

Wire is used to construct a base in the shape of a snowflake, then pine cones are strung to create this adorable, rustic ornament!

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If you’re feeling inspired to work with wire like me, check out this Wire Doodles workshop by wonderful jewelry artist, Erin Prais-Hintz. In this video Erin teaches all you need to know about creating jewelry with wire. She walks you through wire gauges, tools needed to work with wire, and how to make cool, curly, components that can be used in necklace and bracelet designs. Erin is a joy to watch and learn from, and her video is one you will walk away from feeling truly inspired. It is also a great gift idea for all the creative people on your gift list!

 

Happy Holiday Beading!

 

Megan Lenhausen

Assistant Editor

Jewelry Stringing & Beadwork Magazines

 

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