Learn to weave with wire while making this striking pendant. I will teach you an easy method of wire weaving that I have not seen used anywhere else.
This is the beginner version of this tutorial.
There step by step photos in full color and textual descriptions of each step.
Very little experience is required. However, I consider this to be an intermediate level tutorial. Some wire experience would be useful. See the Prerequisites below.
This tutorial covers each individual step bend by bend in full color photos and textual explanations.
I am always available via email to answer any questions about the tutorial.
Tutorial is over 60 pages long with over 110 full color step by step photos. The photos are high resolutions and can be magnified at least 300% with clarity. The step by step photos are also easily viewed in printed black and white. I would read it on the computer and then pick out the pages that you want to print to have at hand while following along.
♦ 4 feet 24 gauge dead soft wire
♦ 1 foot 18 gauge half hard wire
♦ Flat round center bead about 16mm (5/8”) to 30mm in diameter.
♦Click here to find one
♦ Weaving Mandrels or 3 pieces 6” 18 gauge hard *see below
♦ Ring Mandrel or anything round about the same size as your bead
♦ Wire Cutter
♦ Fine flat nose pliers
♦ Fine round nose pliers
♦ Nylon jaw pliers (optional)
♦ Ring clamp (optional but very useful) https://www.jewelrytoolbox.shop/listing/152511689/r
♦ All tools are available in my shop at https://www.jewelrytoolbox.shop/shop/19216237/jewelry-tools
♦ You should already know these basic wire skills NOT covered in this tutorial
♦ Basic handling of tools.
♦ You should be able to make a spiral. This skill is covered in many other places and is not included in this tutorial.
♦ You should be able to make a bail. You can use a jump ring or make a figure 8 (infinity loops) or you can make something more complex. This is not covered in this tutorial.
♦ Oxidizing, antiquing, or apply a patina (optional)
*You can purchase the optional mandrels here COMING AGAIN SOON!
Get the second tutorial here => https://www.jewelrytoolbox.shop/listing/107401090/sunburst-pendant-2-tutorial-intermediate.
Get Sunburst 1 and 2 as a set here => https://www.jewelrytoolbox.shop/listing/109694318/sunburst-pendant-tutorial-pack.
I'm always available for questions!
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I accept all of the major credit cards and PayPal.
Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If you're not happy, I'm not happy. Please write to me directly if there is anything that is below expectations! I can fix anything that went wrong. If there is ever a problem, no matter how small, I will fix it if you write directly to me.
DEFECTIVE OR INCORRECT ITEMS
If I have made an error (gasp!) or if I inadvertantly sent you a defective item, I will correct it. I will do so at no cost to you and I will ensure the situation is resolved quickly and with the least hassle possible. All you have to do is write to me via The Etsy convo system. Leaving a negative review without communication to me will not have the same effect.
RETURN FOR ANY REASON but contact for Return Authorization
It's also okay to change your mind! You can always return items for any reason if you follow these return policies. Returns are accepted in the original quantity purchased only. I do not accept partial returns or "forced returns." Please contact me for a Return Authorization Number and return instructions within 5 days of the delivery date of your order. Once I receive your items I will gladly refund the purchase price of the item itself (not the shipping). I may also deduct any additional fees I incurred in shipping the item to you. Shipping is also deducted for returned purchases which were given free shipping.
***Items shipped free are subject to a return fee of up to 10%***
I do not accept returns without a Return Authorization. These are referred to as "forced returns."
*Downloadable items are not returnable.
Lead Free & Cadmium Free Pewter
Many of the pewter items in my shop are labeled in this way in the listings. It means there is less than 100 parts per million of lead and less than 75 parts per million of cadmium according to the data I am given by my supplier.
I do not provide any certifications that I receive from my suppliers. If you need those certification you will need to buy from the manufacturer directly or get your own testing done. There are reliable testing kits that are relatively inexpensive.
Nothing in my shop is intended for children under the age of 14 years.
Absolutely! Please contact me within 14 days of receipt of the item. I will provide a Return Authorization Number (RA#) and instructions on where to send your return.
If it is returned to me with a within 21 days in original condition I will refund the price you paid for the original item less any additional fees I incurred in shipping the item to you. I do not refund shipping costs you paid to receive or to return the item.
Let me know right away if there is anything that is below expectations!
I will fix any imperfection or solve any issue, ANYTHING, to make sure you receive what you paid for.
Just click on "Contact The Shop" from your on-line invoice and let me know what is wrong. If there is an error, item was not as described or beakage, I will fix it!
Just write me!
You can track your order from your on-line invoice.
If your order appears to be lost just contact me. It is rare but packages do sometimes get lost by the carrier.
I take responsibility for ensuring your order is delivered to the address on your invoice.
Insurance coverage for lost orders US orders applies to orders not delivered within 20 days of shipping.
Generally no. If you have forgotten something or want to add to your order please request cancelation and create a new order. This limits the confusion that results and ensures that I can purchase insurance for your order when needed.
I ship the next business day and sometimes the same day!
I offer wholesale discounts on larger lots of most items with a $50 minimum purchase. Just 2 examples are stainless steel chain on bulk rolls of 50 meters or more and many stainless findings and jump rings.
Feb 3, 2018
I haven't tried it yet but the explanations seem clear and complete.
Sep 21, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
This is a new conquest to me so I guess I'll have to learn it and look into tools I don't have.
Jan 3, 2017
A really great tutorial. Thank you.
Nov 11, 2016
I am sure this is a great tutorial, have not had the time to do it, but what I saw when I looked at, it was well done.