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Donna has been making wire jewelry since 2007. During that time she has had several tutorials published in Wirework Magazine, and in the book "Wire Style 2". Donna specializes in weaving and coiling ...

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Hyacinth House: Woven Donut Wrap

from Gailavira Tutorials
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Hyacinth House: Woven Donut Wrap
Hyacinth House: Woven Donut Wrap
Hyacinth House: Woven Donut Wrap
Hyacinth House: Woven Donut Wrap
Hyacinth House: Woven Donut Wrap
Hyacinth House: Woven Donut Wrap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Weaving with wire (free tutorial available. see description for link)
  • Make beaded Dangles (free tutorial available. See description for details)

Pattern Description:

In this lesson I will teach you how to make a unique and extremely versatile woven wrap for a donut bead. The instructions show a very basic version of the pendant, however there is no end to the ways to alter this design.

Step by step images and instructions in this lesson are for the base design only (the turquoise, copper and coral pendant shown above). This version of this lesson also gives tips for making the variations shown in the other photos.

Free tutorials on Basic Weaving Techniques for wire jewelry and instructions for making beaded dangles are available on my web-site, http://www.gailavira.com/tutorials. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find these free tutorials and others.


  • 8 feet 28g (2.5 meters) round dead soft wire
  • 28 inches (71cm) 20g round dead soft or half hard wire
  • 1 45mm Donut Bead
  • 3 bead dangles (see description)

You Will Also Need:

  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • 4mm Mandrel or Stepped Round Nose Pliers (if not available you can find other objects such as a pen, crochet hook, paintbrush handle or a screw driver shaft that will work instead)

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