TUTORIAL - Woven Wire Jewelry Making Tutorial, Balance Pendant, PDF file only

TUTORIAL - Woven Wire Jewelry Making Tutorial, Balance Pendant, PDF file only


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I call this pendant “Balance” as it must actually balance. The tutorial will teach you how to create matched sides in terms of look and weight so that your pendant hangs straight and is in balance.

Full color photographs and textual descriptions are included for each step. I also include design variations.

I cover many wire techniques that you can use in designs of your own in addition to this design.
I will cover how to weave the woven bar, make curly loops, make a bail and two ways to wrap a bead. The woven bar is covered in large wire full color so you can easily follow from the photos alone. Each photo also has accompanying text description.

I do not cover how to make spirals or infinity links. If you want to learn these technique please see my Wire Whimsy tutorial at https://www.jewelrytoolbox.shop/listing/130226300/how-to-make-wire-jewelry-beginner-wire

•30” (76 cm) 18 gauge round dead soft wire,
•16” (40 cm) approximately 20 or 21 gauge round wire (for the focal and accent beads),
•24” (61 cm) 24 gauge round dead soft wire,1 1/2” (4 cm) fine chain, 18mm round focal bead,Accent beads

•Round Nose pliers
•Flat Nose pliers
•Flush wire cutter
•Bent nose pliers (optional)
•Micro coiling pliers – one jaw round, the other jaw is flat (optional)
•Bail making pliers (optional)
•Ring clamp (optional)

***Notes about the Materials and Tools***
•The chain should have links large enough to fit a 20 gauge wire.
•For the focal bead I used an 18mm round lapis lazuli bead. You can use anything you like in place of this. I chose a flat bead so that it will lay flat on the chest.
•For accent beads in the main photo I used and one 8mm flat round and an 8mm saucer bead, each with copper bead caps on each side of the bead. The bead caps are optional and you can use beads you prefer.
•In the second photo I used some copper beads and a copper flower charm. You can use anything you prefer.
•I weave the 24 gauge wire onto mandrels and replace the mandrels with the 18 gauge wire after I am done weaving.
•I find that I tend to mangle the base wires a bit while weaving and I want them to be nice and straight. Weaving on to mandrels allows me to slide the base wires in after the weave is created. In place of mandrels you can use some hard wire or just harden your own dead soft wires.
•You can check the listings for details posted for photos of the tools. Click on any of these items to see photos of them in my shop.


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I want to add to an order I already placed, will you combine my orders and refund some of the shipping?

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I ship the next business day and sometimes the same day!

Wholesale availability

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.

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