NEW – Free Jewelry Making Tutorial – Wire Flower Earrings

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Dec 172015
 

Wire Flower Earrings Tutorial

This is a FREE Jewelry Making Tutorial!

These earrings are  super quick and look GREAT on. AND they compliment a variety of face shapes and hair lengths.

You can make the earwires short or long and alter the size of the flowers themselves.

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In the flip photo video below you will see how these cute and lightweight flower earrings are made.

Materials – 20 ga wire

Tools – bail making pliers, flat pliers, chain nose pliers, handshear/scissors/snips, rawhide mallet

Optional – LOS, tumbler/polish

The flipphoto above shows how to make the flower component although when the flower is ‘done’ I usually use a mallet to lightly flatten which I did not show.

Then you just add an earwire and finish to your liking.

General Overview

  1. Use bail making pliers to begin wrapping a piece of 20ga wire. Wrap 6 times.
  2. Remove the coil from the pliers
  3. Take the long end and fold it over the coil, press flat with pliers
  4. Wrap this wire around the coil twice
  5. Cut close with flush cutters (Xuron are my faves!)
  6. Bend the end in with chain nose pliers
  7. Cut the other end (if needed), bend over as well
  8. Use your fingers to pull apart the coils
  9. Use flat pliers to grip down at the bottom of a petal, rotate the petal down
  10. Repeat on all petals
  11. Use fingers to adjust/tighten
  12. Use mallet to gently tap the flower down
  13. Add an earwire and finish your way!

Alternately, you can leave a long wire extending on one end and bend that up into an earwire so the earring start to finish is one continuous wire. :)

Enjoy!

You can find other Jewelry  Making Tutorials here

Send us a photo if you make these – we’d love to feature you!

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Dec 192012
 

Today (yesterday?) got overlooked due to a crazy wild schedule. (more apologies!)

So we’re going to roll the 18th into the 19th and offer two free tutorials today.

Tube Rivet Tutorial by Janice Fowler – Download now FREE – click ->EXPIRED

And check out these tutorial while you are at it :)

Chad Parker’s Basket Setting

How To WireWrap a Briolette

Wire Wrap Woven Pendant – Part 1 and Part 2

Crochet Daisy Drop Earrings

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Dec 172012
 

A free tutorial available today only!

From the design studio of Cynthia Newcomer Daniels, comes this great seed beading tutorial from Cynthia’s “Instant Gratification” line.

Part of Cynthia’s artists statement indicates that she like to work with a large variety of materials, crossing over from one medium to the next. She says: “I believe that the most interesting things happen on the edges, where one craft touches and becomes another.”

I find that to be an extremely intriguing statement and I encourage you to try this tutorial and also look around Cynthia’s websites for more tutorials and inspiration. Even if you’ve never done seed bead work – this may be the start of something really great for you!

DOWNLOAD NOW: Click tutorial title-> EXPIRED

Visit Cynthia and see her Work:
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Enjoy and HAPPY CREATING!

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 Posted by at 12:09 am
Dec 152012
 
Ever had the desire to make prongs? How about on a ring?
               

Then you’ve got to check out this Prong Ring Tutorial from renowned Wire Jewelry Artist Dianne Karg Baron, Wire Wrapture. You can view her other tutorials at Wrapture Tutorials
               
Dianne has been creating, innovating, and teaching for over 15 years. She has very graciously agreed to share her fabulous Two Tone Prong Ring Tutorial.
               
Download now: EXPIRED

               
Download link will be available for 48 hours
               
ENJOY!
               
Dianne’s websites:
Wrapture Tutorials
Wire Wrapture

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 Posted by at 12:01 am
Dec 142012
 

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Flat is boring. 😉
                 

So today we have a FREE tutorial so you can add some dimension to your metal.
                 
This forging tutorial is offered FREE for 48 hours from Janice Fowler of Doxallo Designs Studio
                                



                                
DOWNLOAD NOW: EXPIRED
               

                

and keep in mind that this type of forging can be used on various shaped of metal and on single thicknesses of metal to add volume. EXPERIMENT!

                            
Enjoy – and HAPPY CREATING!!!!!!!!!

                                

Tutorial available for 48 hours only!

                                

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Dec 102012
 

Today we’ve compiled a list of stone setting “tutorials” for you!

Bezel – stamped and stepped

Flush

Another look at flush setting

Tube Setting – a quick look

Another “tube setting” tutorial – not what you think!

Bead Setting

Pave

Pure inspiration
Pendant in the making – with Hans

Oh and a few more, different topic –

more cuttle fish casting:

Someone asked about using tap and dies – I located a nice little tutorial which may be found here

Enjoy!

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