TUTORIAL: Hand Woven Neck Wire Design (Wire-Wrapped Necklace Instructions)


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Sometimes, a chain just isn’t fancy enough. And when you use non-tarnish / artistic wire, it can be frustrating when your findings don’t match your work. So, after plenty of experimentation I managed to come up with an easily repeatable and measurable method of creating a fancy, sturdy alternative to pre-made chains!

****NOTE: This is a Set of Instructions ONLY - the materials and finished neck wire are NOT included in this listing****

Along with the step-by-step techniques for making this gorgeous neck wire, you’ll also learn:

How to make an integrated wire clasp.
How to create loops without tools or jigs.
How to create the perfect wire twist.

More than two dozen precisely explained steps and nearly 40 close-up, sharp photos will ensure you are never left confused.

The final product can be the base for a more elaborate neckpiece, or you can use a bail to create an interchangeable alternative to a chain.

This neck wire will help you add value to your designs and is a great up-sell addition to your special pendants!

****List of Tools and Materials****

18ga wire (4x the desired length of your finished design - at least 64”),
Roundnose pliers and/or bailmaking pliers
Chainnose pliers or Bent nose pliers
Flush Cutters
A nylon or rubber hammer/mallet
A hammering surface or anvil

Jewellery Tutorials are a perfect fit for me, which means my tutorials are perfect for you. Here's why:

* I'm a self-taught wire artist, since 1998, so I know what it's like to struggle with a new technique or to work without special tools, and you'll find workarounds in my tutorials. You'll also find many of my techniques are different from the usual since nobody was teaching when I was learning and I had to invent something new every time I was solving a problem!

* My day job is to write course curriculum for online, adult learners, and I'm good at it. So you'll find my tutorials have clear, concise, accurate instructions with photos for every step - even partial steps. I know how to teach you no matter how you learn best! Plus, I make jewellery to sell - and I sell a lot of it - so many of my techniques are designed to efficiently put into production, leading to tutorial stages which you can easily follow.

* I am also a graphic designer, so you'll find a consistent, readable layout on every page, photos that draw your focus to the relevant step, and constant clues to keep your place - even if you forget to staple and the whole thing falls apart!

Look for a unique wire style, lots of color, asymmetry, irregular gemstones, inexpensive non-tarnish wire, some steampunk elements, and even some polymer clay.

You keep reading, and I'll keep looking for exciting new ways to help you make jewellery!

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