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 ...
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 to add texture and interest to the pieces she makes, while striving to maintain the structural integrity of the work to create functional, wearable pieces of art. You can find her finished pieces at http://www.GailaviraJewelry.com and http://www.ShutUpAndCuffMe.com . You can find more tutorials at http://www.WireJewelryTutorials.comView all patterns by designer (39) »
This lesson teaches you how to create a beautiful, lacy frame to capture a special bead. The swirls can be shaped to create almost any shape you like. In the pendants pictures, they resemble abstract hearts, however, you can also make them round, oval, square, or any other shape you like.
This lesson calls for a bead that is 18x25mm, however, you can use almost any size bead you like that is drilled lengthways. Just keep in mind that the length of wire you will need will vary for differently sized beads.
This will be easier to make if you already have practice weaving with wire. You can find a free tutorial for that on my web-site. http://www.gailavira.com/tutorials (scroll to the bottom of the page to find the free tutorials).