Turtle Pendant Wrap Tutorial View

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Turtle Pendant Tutorial

 

What is nicer than a little family of turtles, the shape is great for flat backed cabochons.  And Labradorite that I love is such a beautiful earthy natural stone to make my turtle shells.  But please do not be swayed by me, experiment and then show your turtles in the forum - Lets see how beautiful and unique they can be.

In the tutorial I show you had to make two (the two largest) of the turtles shown so that you get more of a feel how to personalise your own turtle.

Materials

  • 0.8mm or 20 gauge round wire
  • 0.4mm or 26 gauge round wire
  • Central focal stone

 

Run Time 59:50

The Rose Ring Tutorial – With or Without Leaves View

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The Rose Ring

The tutorial shows you step by step not only how to make the rose ring using a swarovski rivoli but also how to make a solitaire version using a 6mm gemstone.

This is a lovely ring that combines wrapping with weaving if you want to add leaves.  It looks great on the hand and is easy to wear.

Materials

  • Approx 12" or 30cm of 0.8mm or 20 gauge round wire (I used dead soft)
  • 6mm Swarovski Rivoli
  • 6mm Snap Set (available in the shop)
  • 4 x 6.5mm jump rings
  • 18 or 21 gauge half hard, half round, wire for the shank (optional)
  • If you want leaves you will need - As Above +
  • 0.4mm or 26 gauge round wire (I use 999 fine silver)
  • For the Gemstone Version  As Above but replace the rivoli with a
  • 6mm Gemstone

 

Run Time 41:55

 

 

Framed Briolette Pendant View

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Framed Briolette Pendant Tutorial

This frame does not have to be used for a briolette you could use it to mount either a row of beads or just a favorite bead.  The frame is a way of saying I love this bead and I want to show it to it's best advantage.  Or you could look at it as adding value to your bead and drop pendants.

However you decide to use it, it looks great!

Materials

0.8mm or 20 gauge round wire

0.4mm or 26 gauge round wire

Central briolette or beads

Tiny frame beads - seed beeds (11) or I used 2-3mm spinels

Run Time 29:00

 

 

 

 

Flower Pin/Brooch Tutorial View

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Flower Pin/Brooch

Pretty, delicate and versatile.  You can double up the petals for a more complex fuller piece.  You could weave in between the petals or bead them. So many ways to change and alter this piece to suit whoever it is for.  A great seller for mothers day.

The tutorial shows you both the stick pin and a clip in brooch fastening.

Materials

  • 1mm or 18 gauge round wire.
  • 0.4mm or 26 gauge round wire
  • some beads for decoration.

Run Time 23:57

 

 

 

Beaded and Splayed Bangle View

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Beaded and Splayed Bangle

This is a useful tutorial even if you are not sure you like the design of the bangle.  It will show you how to nestle a bead into the wires so that it looks like an integral part of your design and not an after thought.  It also shows haw to splay the wires of your bangle strap and you can use this to create so many different looks. We also use a variation on the standard bindings to add interest.

So super fun, new things to learn and so versatile.  And if you do like the design is it beautiful in its asymmetry with added interest in the unusual binding, light and delicate to wear - the perfect piece for summer.

Materials

  • 21 Gauge square wire (half hard or dead soft)
  • 18 Gauge half hard half round wire
  • 18 gauge or 1mm round wire
  • A Bead - I used a 4mm swarovski cube

Run Time 31:14

 

Hammered Shank – Woven Cab Ring View

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Hammered Shank - Woven Cab Ring

Now how's that for a catchy name!  LOL  I like this ring and once you master the shank you can top it with so many different ideas.   I created a woven holder for a pretty circular moonstone, but this is one that can be so different with just a little experimentation.

Materials

  • 1.4mm or 14 gauge round wire for the Shank
  • 20 gauge or 0.8mm round dead soft wire
  • 26 gauge or 0.4mm round wire
  • 10 round cabochon

Run Time 49.56

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Broken Stones – How to prepare for Wire Wrap View

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Many gemstones get broken - either from the postal service or just accidents and it is always a little heart breaking.  Sending them back is usually not cost effective and if you are like me throwing them away is just too much to think of.

Using wet stones, the kind used for sharpening knives or tools I will show you have to breath new life into your broken stones and prepare them to be wrapped.

Potion Bottle Pendant Tutorial View

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The Potion Bottle Pendant Tutorial

This is a fairly quick make as there is not too much weaving involved.  The directions on the bail show what to do if it goes wrong!  If you do not have a long tapered bead to create this pendant do not worry you can use graduated round beads to create the same feeling for the pendant.  If you like it can be made in the Chakra colours that has always looked great and been a steady consistent seller.

Materials

  • 20 gauge or 0.8mm round dead soft wire
  • 26 gauge or 0.4mm round wire
  • Long tapered bead or several graduated beads to give the same effect

Run Time 32:46

 

Criss Cross Pendant Tutorial View

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The Criss Cross Pendant is a beautiful base for your creations.  Whether you want to use cabochons, tumble stones or a piece of glass, this is a great setting.  With a woven back and bail your wires then cradle whatever stone you want to set.

The woven base is designed in such a way that the criss cross wires that hold the stone in place are easily and regularly placed.

This pendant is a great addition to your skills and one I am sure you will use many, many times.

Run Time 41:29