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Learn how to use a wire jig tool to make stunning wirework bracelet designs out of bulk jewelry wire. Brenda Schweder offers tips for success.
May 07, 2019

Wirework Bracelet Making by Brenda Schweder

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Brenda Schweder shows how you can use her jewelry making jig tool, Now That's a Jig!, with jewelry wire to make gorgeous wire work bracelet designs.

How do you set-up a wire wrapping studio? From setting up your work area to basic supplies, we cover a lot of information in this article.
May 03, 2019

Setting Up Your Wire Wrapping Jewelry Studio

by Erica Stice

Ready to wire wrap? Get prepared with this article! We've covered the studio area, gauges of wire, beginner tools and some materials that you can use when wire wrapping.

This guide covers pattern wire and gallery wire used in jewelry making. What are they? What is the difference between them?
March 06, 2019

Pattern & Gallery Wire Guide: The 411

by Erica Stice

Explore pattern wire and gallery wire used in the jewelry studio in this overview guide on essential materials for your design practice.

Have fun adding wire embellishment to your jewelry making designs! By simply adding a swirl or organic shape, you've added a new element to your design.
February 19, 2019

Soldering Wire Embellishments to the Surface of your Jewelry Designs

by Erica Stice

Soldered wire accents allow you to create geometric designs with a line drawing feel. But, soldering thin wires onto sheet metal is a challenge. Our very own Studio Coordinator, Erica Stice, has some tips and a video.

Shaping fancy and pattern wires, soldering tips and choosing the right jewelry making tools to shape and form the wire links with.
September 04, 2018

Fancy Jewelry Wires: Shaping & Soldering Wire Links

by Erica Stice

Fancy wires are versatile jewelry studio materials. Check out this week's blog to see design ideas and learn how to shape and solder fancy wire links.

Setting geodes and slabs can be challenging and fun. We've created a few pieces to show you how much fun these can be to set. Embrace the challenges they can bring.
August 28, 2018

How to Set Geodes & Slabs

by Erica Stice

Setting geodes and slabs can be challenging at times but this blog will cover the two basic settings to get you started. Both require basic soldering skills.

Learn how to select jewelry wire gauge thickness and hardness temper for your material needs in this handy guide to jewelry metals properties.
February 09, 2016

What Jewelry Wire Gauge & Hardness Do You Need?

by Erica Stice

Learn the ins and outs of sheet and wire gauges and metal tempers so you can make the right choices for your jewelry designs. This popular blog post was updated in 2019.

Learn riveting cold connection techniques for your jewelry designs. This guide covers how to rivet using wire or snap rivet findings.
April 16, 2013

Jewelry Making Techniques: How to Use Wire & Snap Rivets

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Learn how to rivet your jewelry designs using wire & snap rivet cold connections. This guide will cover the essential findings you need plus technique tips for success.

Wire wrapping on frames is a basic wirework jewelry making technique you can learn in an hour and continue playing with for years.
October 09, 2012

Top 5 Tips for Wire Wrapping on Frames

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Learn wire wrapping with frames in this easy jewelry making tutorial to expand your wirewrapping skills. This popular blog post was updated in 2019.

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