What’s Behind Door 44?

Door 44 Jewelry - Wire woven New Moon Necklace

Are you tired of scouring the Internet in search of reliable wire weaving resources, only to find dead ends?

How many wire weaving books or PDF tutorials have you purchased that left you feeling disappointed or frustrated?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a trusted friend you can turn to for advice? Someone who will give you straight answers to all of your questions including where to buy tools and supplies and how to finish your jewelry professionally.

I get it because I’ve been there. It’s hard to find good wire weaving instruction anywhere. And what is available is often prohibitively expensive. It seems like everyone is offering high-priced tutorials or live classes that require extensive travel these days. But no one is willing to help you figure out if wire weaving is even your jam before you go all in. As for sourcing tools and supplies, there’s so much conflicting information out there that it’s impossible to trust any of it.

I think that’s a shame, so I’ve decided to bridge the gap between the wirework novice and the wirework master.

What You’ll Find Behind Door 44

Door 44 Studios is the place where wire weaving mastery begins. We’ll talk about all things wire, and you can ask me absolutely anything. I promise to share all the knowledge I’ve gained after more than a decade of making wire jewelry. You’ll find free tutorials for all of my original designs right here on my blog. If you prefer printable tutorial files, you’ll find those in my Shop. I’ll also share useful tips and tricks for everything from maintaining your tools to photographing your work.

You even have my blessing to make and sell my original jewelry designs. Because let’s face it, we all learn best through imitation. We have to master the foundational skills of our chosen craft before we can truly express our own artistic voice. And imitation is often the quickest path to mastery.

Building a Solid Foundation

You’ll find two categories of wirework tutorials here at Door 44 Studios. Wirework Basics are things like my Easy Infinity Clasp or the super simple Wire Threader Earrings. These very basic lessons teach the foundational skills needed to create more complex designs.

Wire Weaving Tutorials are the second category. These lessons build upon that foundation and introduce the design process. We’ll start with a basic wire woven element, such as the pretty little bead frame from my Chalice Earrings. Then we’ll look at ways to make impactful designs by repeating those wire woven elements, as in the matching Chalice Necklace.

All of my tutorials also include useful recommendations for resizing wire woven components and suggestions for variations of each design. This information encourages you to experiment. It’s through that experimentation that you’ll inevitably discover your own personal style. And before you know it, you’ll be creating your own original wire jewelry designs.

The Path to Wire Weaving Mastery Begins Here

Welcome to Door 44 Studios! I’m so pleased that you’re here. And I can’t wait to start creating beautiful things with you. If you want to learn more about me and why I started this blog, be sure to read this post. You’ll also learn more about my creative background and how I evolved into a full-time blogger here.

Still have questions? Contact me anytime and ask me anything.

Copper wire woven Ancestor Necklaces, design by Wendi of Door 44 Studios