What’s the first question that comes to your mind when you see a gorgeous piece of handcrafted jewelry? For me, that question is usually, “I wonder where she found those beads (or that chain or those cool jump rings, etc.). Well, I promised to teach you everything I know about making jewelry, and that includes …
Wire Tools & Resources
One of the biggest challenges of making wire jewelry is that not all wirework tools and resources are available at your local craft store. You’ll find plenty of beads there. But it’s not easy to find suitable jewelry wire. And you probably won’t find the best tools for wire weaving there, either.
That’s why I’ve curated all of my favorite wirework tools and supply resources right here. In this collection of blog posts, I share my favorite sources for tools, wire, beads, and gemstones. And I’ve also written several in-depth posts about choosing the best materials and getting the most out of your tools. You’ll even find some book reviews here. And you might even meet some of the wire jewelry artists who’ve inspired me.
That makes this category a perfect jumping off point when you’re ready to explore my own unique approach to wire jewelry design. So, be sure to check out my wire weaving tutorials.
There you’ll find loads of fun jewelry designs that are accessible for beginners. You’ll also find lots of detailed skill-based tutorials where I break down my favorite wire weaving patterns, step-by-step.
Do you have any gaps in your wirework skills? Or do you just need to brush up on a certain technique? If so, be sure to check out my Wirework Basics Category. And if you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own jewelry business, I can help with that, too. I’ve grouped all of my most helpful tips and advice for fellow makers in my Jewelry Business Resources category.
How many times have you been super excited to buy the latest wire weaving book or tutorial? And how many times have you been disappointed in those purchases? There are no wire weaving masters in my area (that I know of). So I’ve spent more money on books and tutorials through the years than I …