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!
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!
Edit March 1, 2013: It's my birthday and I'm having a sale!
I'm a self-representing Cape Breton wire artist with a dozen years of experience writing clear instructions for online, adult learners. I love curriculum development almost as much as I love making ...
I'm a self-representing Cape Breton wire artist with a dozen years of experience writing clear instructions for online, adult learners. I love curriculum development almost as much as I love making jewellery! The two are combining beautifully with my online tutorials.
Through all the art forms I've explored - painting, digital art, clay sculpting, web design, paper art, and calligraphy - my love of colour has guided me to new discoveries. Now, over a decade of self-teaching has produced my distinctive, spontaneous style of wire-sculpted art jewellery.
My pieces weave non-tarnish wire around a wide range of stimulating materials. The warmth of semi-precious gemstones, the unlimited, variegated colours of firepolished glass, and the fascinating textures & history of beach glass all lend their own character to each one-of-a-kind creation. In my steampunk-inspired line, the patina of vintage, salvaged materials contrasts sharply with the bright & modern designs in the surrounding wire.
I love to create and I love to teach and share with others. I hope I can help you find a new technique or pattern you'll love!