Wire Jewelry-Making

We have gathered together loads of wire jewelry-making techniques, tips, tutorials, tricks, and hacks from the top jewelry-making artists, and have provided them for you here.

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When first learning kumihimo wirework, you’ll notice right away that braiding with wire is different than other media you’ve used before. Wire is firmer and less forgiving than traditional kumihimo materials like silk or leather cording. With that comes a bit of a learning curve. Kumihimo wirework is a craft that requires practice to perfect. […]

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I’ve always loved the look of a double-wrapped loop in wire wrapping. It’s my go-to method for joining beads into chain for bracelets and necklaces. The double-wrapped loop gives your piece a more substantial look while providing a sturdy link that is less likely to become misshapen when worn. Teaching myself to make a double-wrapped […]

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An inexpensive kumihimo disk and some basic tools are all you need to create Christina Larsen’s braided wire earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. You’ll find a few extra tools mentioned in Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, but they are not all crucial and some are interchangeable with tools or items you may already have around your house. […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Waterfall Earrings

A truly unique design, the Waterfall Earrings from Christina Larsen’s book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy were a perfect example of one design inspiring another. While designing the Cabochon Necklace for the book, Christina wanted to create a piece that incorporated the ends of the braids as a style element in the design. The resulting Waterfall Earrings […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Teardrop Earrings

Inspired by the Snaky Bracelet design from Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, author Christina Larsen’s Teardrop Earrings were the first kumihimo earrings she ever created. She wanted to use the beads in the design in a way that would naturally achieve a curve within the braid, creating the teardrop silhouette. Fashion your own teardrop earrings with the same […]

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When author Christina Larsen was designing projects for her book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, she knew she wanted to make a wire kumihimo necklace with a braid as a pendant. The Eternal Loops Necklace features a beautiful looping braid as the main focal point in this more traditional pendant style necklace. Leave this looping braided […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Sunrise Earrings

Inspiration struck Christina Larsen when observing the art of Peruvian threading, in which thin thread is used to make patterns within a shape. The thin internal wires crossing within the Sunrise Earrings from Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy pay homage to this craft. Beautiful strands of braided kumihimo wire create the teardrop silhouette of these earrings, […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Elegant Bracelet

The versatile design of the Elegant Bracelet from Christina Larsen’s book, Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, is the perfect introductory project into the world of kumihimo wire jewelry making. Although the Elegant Bracelet is easily personalized with any color wire you like, the bracelet shown pairs simple silver wire with twisted copper wire to emphasize the […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Edgy Bracelet

While planning out projects for her book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, author Christina Larsen knew she wanted to include a number of beaded wire kumihimo designs. One of these designs ended up becoming the Edgy Bracelet, the first beaded wire kumihimo design that Christina ever created. A length of the cross kumihimo braid structure is […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Regal Bracelet

Christina Larsen’s Regal Bracelet design takes the cross kumihimo structure outlined in Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy to a whole new level. The simple braided wire technique gets a completely different look when multiple lengths of wire are used in place of one. The result is a more substantial braid for a simple yet elegant kumihimo […]

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