Jewelry-Making Articles: Patterns, How-Tos, & More

Who doesn’t love including gorgeous stones in their jewelry designs? Nothing enhances a piece more than a colorful fabulous gem. The first technique that comes to mind when thinking of stone setting is, of course, the traditional bezel. But there are a lot more ways to set stones—and experimenting with those alternative techniques can be […]

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Metalsmith, educator, and writer Andy Cooperman works from his Seattle studio where he builds jewelry and objects for exhibitions and private clients. His work and writing has appeared in blogs, magazines and books, and is held in private and public collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Central College in Pella Iowa, and the […]

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If you love the beauty of woven wire jewelry and you’re dying to try more advanced techniques, check out Fine Art Wire Weaving: Advanced Workshop with Sarah Thompson. This new workshop is the final of three based on Sarah’s best-selling book, Fine Art Wire Weaving: Weaving Techniques for Stunning Jewelry Designs. I was privileged to […]

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Earlier this year I visited a prestigious art school to hear artistic jewelry graduates talk on stage about their work. Although they showed lots of slides of their artistic explorations, few were wearing their own jewelry designs. Like it wasn’t fashionable, and I was a tad dismayed. Then I realized I wasn’t wearing my own […]

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Woven in Wire Jewelry: Lorelei Pendant

At first glance, it may look like there is nothing symmetrical about the Lorelei pendant from the must-have wire jewelry book Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson. But there are two small sections of weaving hidden on the back of the pendant, offering the perfect chance to practice weaving that is balanced and even. This […]

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Woven in Wire Jewelry: The Flora Pendant

The Flora pendant from Sarah Thompson’s gorgeous book Woven in Wire is a great project to hone your symmetry skills when creating wire jewelry. With step-by-step guidance and fully-illustrated instructions, you’ll have all the help you need to make this beautiful design. Sarah breaks the project up into two parts, making it easier to integrate […]

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Woven in Wire Jewelry: Scribble Earrings

The Scribble earrings from Sarah Thompson’s awe-inspiring book Woven in Wire are a simple yet show-stopping project to get you started with the art of woven wire jewelry. Her students unanimously agree, and we think you will too! A perfect example of subtle sculpting, the Scribble earrings will show you how to sculpt flattened wire […]

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Woven in Wire Jewelry: Lilium Bracelet

Don’t hesitate to over exaggerate the edges when forming the Lilium bracelet from Sarah Thompson’s stunning book Woven in Wire. These dramatic curves are what gives this woven wire bracelet character and emphasizes the organic nature of the wire jewelry design. There are a variety of ways to make this design your own, including hammering […]

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Woven in Wire Jewelry: Interlace Bracelet

The Interlace bracelet from Sarah Thompson’s jaw-dropping book Woven in Wire looks deceptively hard, but combining the two woven strips is simpler than it looks. You’ll begin by weaving the outer frame of rings before lacing a woven strip through. When finished, others will marvel at how this intricate wire jewelry piece was created. Utilizing […]

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