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How To Make Wire Jewelry | Wire Wrapping Tutorials

How to Make Wire Jewelry | Wire Wrapping Tutorials

Welcome to the wonderful world of wire wrapping. We have prepared this awesome course for you so you can learn how to make wire jewelry AT HOME with our FREE ONLINE VIDEO COURSE! Our host Stephanie is here to walk you through everything you need to make your own wire wrapped jewelry: bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, etc.

We start with the basics, and then get into the details like how to polish off your piece, even how you can take this skill and make a business out of it – that’s right, you can even TURN YOUR CRAFT INTO CASH and make a PROFIT with your PASSION!!! Speaking of businesses, we also have a special guest, jeweler Cathi Milligan, who shares her knowledge with us in our final video where you can learn to make your own custom wire pendants.

Are you ready to become a wire wrapping genius? 

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How to Make Wire Jewelry | Wire Wrapping Tutorials

In this free video course you will learn:

  • The Jewelry Tools
  • Setting up your Station
  • Wire Wrapping Basics and Techniques
  • Wire Wrapping Intermediate Techniques
  • Common Mistakes and Tips
  • Care and Keeping of your Wire Jewelry
  • Jewelry Finishing and Clasps
  • How to Start a Wire Wrapping Business

By the end of this course, you should know:

  • Basic Wire Wrapping Essentials
  • How to make a wire wrapped bracelet, ring, pendant, and earrings
  • How to sell your craft so you can make money!!

We’ve got a team of crafting gurus at your service, feel free to ask us any questions as they come up in the sections provided.


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 1 – Tool Kit

Before you start crafting you must be prepared and know the tools, supplies, and safety required in getting started.

In this lesson you will find:

  • Toolkit essentials
  • What you’ll need
  • Why you’ll need it


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 2 – Wire Gauge Sizes

When it comes to wire jewelry making, the wire is at the core foundation of the craft. We use 16 gauge, 20 gauge, and 26 gauge. The higher the number, the thinner the gauge – the smaller the number, the thicker the gauge. Copper wire is preferred for this craft since it is both strong and malleable.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What type of wires to buy and why
  • Wire styles, comparing price, color, and preference

How to make wire jewelry | Excellent DIY video for jewelry making by DIY Projects at



How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 3 – Specialty Tools

Wire jewelry making requires a lot of special tools for varying tasks. From measuring your jewelry, creating jump rings, and the fine tools you’ll need to handle the small pieces. This lesson will give you a better understanding of the special tools needed for wire jewelry wrapping.

In this lesson you will learn:

    • Drills, specialty attachments
    • The supplies you’ll need to make jump rings
    • How to use your ring mandrel
    • Tools for soldering.

How to wire wrap jewelry | Love this DIY video for wire jewelry making by DIY Projects at



How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 4 – Safety

Some elements of wire jewelry can get a tad dangerous. You’ll be working with sharp fragments of metal, and even bits of glass at times. Be sure to always have your safety goggles on when cutting your wire. And always clean up after your projects to ensure bits of metal aren’t lying around waiting to be stepped on. If you or the people who will be wearing your jewelry have an allergy to metal, be sure to use a jewelry shield to protect your skin.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Wear your safety goggles for wire cutting
  • Be caution of allergies
  • Use Jewelry shield

Easy wire wrap Tutorial | DIY handmade jewelry videos by DIY Projects at



How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 5 – Jewelry Tool Care

In order to avoid knicking your wire as you form your jewelry, you will want the proper tools that will not mar the wire’s surface. Use your tool magic to protect the tools, as shown below.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to protect your tools with tool magic
  • What’s so magical about tool magic?
  • How to customize your tools with tool magic.

Wire wrapping Tips and Tricks | how to Make wire Wrap Jewelry Designs and Patterns by DIY Projects at


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 6 – Tips & Tricks to Getting Started

Here we’ll discuss the supplies you’ll need around you as you begin crafting. Gather your materials and have everything in place and ready to go, to make your wire wrapping a fun, safer, and smoother project.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Staying organized
  • The supplies you’ll need before you start each project
  • Preparing  your wire for a project

You'll love these DIY Videos for wire jewelry making | Handmade bracelets and rings to make for your friends



How to Make Wire Jewelry | Project 1 – Wire Wrapped Bracelet

This project will cover how to create a wire wrapped bracelet from start to finish. You’ve prepared the supplies in an earlier lesson, know you get to apply your knowledge and make your first project!

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Wire wrapping your bracelet
  • Adding stone details
  • Securing your wire

Easy wire jewelry tutorials | This handmade wire wrapping course is great!



How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 7 – Wire Wrapping Jewelry Care

Once you create your jewelry, you want to make sure it is going to last! Here Stephanie offers some advice on the caring and keeping of jewelry, keeping it untarnished, keeping it from getting tangled, and keeping it forever.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to make your jewelry last forever
  • how to store your jewelry properly
  • How to clean your jewelry
  • What to do when your jewelry breaks

How to care for your wire jewelry | Jewelry 101 - cleaning your jewelry tips and tricks


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 8 – Jewelry Organizer Ideas

How to store all your bits and pieces: beads, wires, and a clean craft room on the cheap. Watch this lesson for storage tips & tricks, including some DIY storage hacks with found goods: from egg carton containers, to mason jars! Have fun with your storage, and you’ll be that much more excited to whip out the supplies and get crafting!

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Getting creative with jewelry organization.
  • DIY storage hacks
  • The best way to stay organized on the cheap

Wire Wrapping Jewelry Ideas | How to store your jewelry in handmade DIY organizers by DIY Projects


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 9 –  The Dos and Don’ts of Wire Wrapping – Common Mistakes and Tips

Time to go over common mistakes and tips you need to know while wire wrapping! Tip #1: wire wrapping can be frustrating! Have patience and work slowly, it will get easier in time!

In this lesson you will learn:

  • The importance of starting slow
  • The importance of understanding the basics
  • common jewelry mistakes
  • When to use the finer materials
  • What materials to AVOID!!
  • Chin up, don’t give up!

Great tips for wire wrapping | How to make wire jewelry video series by DIY Projects


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Project 2 – Wire Wrapped Stones | Ring Project

In this project you’ll learn how to make a beautiful wire wrapped ring. This project goes over ring-making basics. We’ve also added a fun gemstone so you’ll know how to add precious elements.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to wire wrap a ring
  • How to conceal edges
  • How to add a decorative element
  • Tips and Tricks!

Copper Wire Wrapping Tips and Tricks| DIY tutorials to make wire jewelry by DIY Projects


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 10 – Types of Finishes and Clasps

Once a project is made, it has to be finished properly! There may be lots of rough edges, or open ends that need to get detailed so your work stays together and looks polished and perfect. Finishing your pieces and what types of clasps to use on your jewelry project.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • File down rough edges
  • Clamp down jump rings to ensure they’re shut
  • Choosing the best clasp
  • Different styles of clasps

Custom wire wrapped jewelry designs and finishes | Clasp ideas for wire jewelry


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 11 – Types of Beads

Beads and other decorative elements are a fun way to add extra color and flair to your work. The possibilities are endless when it comes to wire wrapping. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Where to find the best beads
  • How you can grow your own crystals for your jewelry

Wire wrapped jewelry ideas for handmade designs | Love this DIY handmade jewelry video series


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 12 – Personalizing Your Jewelry

After you’ve crafted your jewelry, you must know how to wear your jewelry. Follow along for style tips and ideas for the best way to pair your jewelry with your outfits.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to mix metals
  • How to wear jewelry in unique ways
  • How to wear your necklace with the right face shape.

The best wire wrapped jewelry for your face shape | This video tutorial shows you how to wear your wire wrapped necklaces flawlessly


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 13 – Wire Jewelry Design for Your Neckline

Different necklines on clothing call for different lengths of jewelry. Here is a quick style guide for the best necklace length for different clothes! This will be helpful when you make your jewelry, to make sure you’re styling your pieces with their end-use in mind.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Best necklaces for scoop necks
  • Best necklaces for collar shirts
  • Best necklaces for V necks
  • Best necklaces for boat necks
  • Best necklaces for strapless tops

Custom wire wrapped jewelry ideas | The best way to wear your jewelry for different necklines by DIY Projects


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Lesson 14 – Making Money With Your Craft

Wouldn’t it be nice to make some money off your jewelry? Here Stephanie explains the best sites or stores for selling your items, and how to get noticed. You’ll also learn the basics of adding up the costs of your items, and knowing how much to charge. Business basics are a must, if you’re just getting started and unsure of where to begin, try selling to friends and family and see how much they’re willing to pay, and what pieces they’re most interested in buying! Getting feedback from others is always a great way to start.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to calculate your costs for sale
  • The pros and cons of
  • The pros and cons of
  • How to find local stores to sell at
  • Business tips
  • How to collaborate with other businesses.

Wire wrapping basics | Get started wire wrapping with this easy DIY tutorial for custom ideas you can make at home by DIY Projects


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Project 3 – Copper Wire Bracelet Pattern

You’ve reached the final project with Stephanie. Time to apply all the knowledge you’ve learned once again, and follow along as you prepare a fun bohemian bracelet, great for summer festivals.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to make a chain link bracelet
  • How to wrap a wire ring with the spiral technique
  • Working with different gauges of wire.

Wrap your own copper wire jewelry bracelet | Diy Tutorial videos to show you how wire jewelry ideas by DIY Projects


How to Make Wire Jewelry | Bonus – Earrings and Necklaces with Special Guest: DIY Wire Wrapped Jewelry Patterns & Designs

Meet jewelry expert, Cathi Milligan. She is here to show you more great wire wrapping techniques. She has been crafting for years and even started her own business. You can check out her work at or if you’re in Los Angeles, drop on by!

The Glass Studio Shop – 323.387.9705 – [email protected]

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to make wire wrapped earrings
  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant
  • How to make your own custom wire designs
  • How to get involved in the wire wrapping community

Make these custom wire jewelry designs with our instructor | DIY Tutorials for wire wrapping patterns by DIY Projects at


That wraps up our Wire Jewelry Course! We hope you learn the skills to start your own wire wrapping hobby. Love what you’re doing? We want to hear from you, and we want to see your work!

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Happy Crafting!

-The DIY Projects team

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