This wire jewelry tutorial shows you how to create a WIRE BLOSSOM made from one length of wire with 3 petals and a bead secured in the blossom centre. It includes 82 close-up photos and detailed step-by-step instructions along with wirework tips on shaping and hammering wire and wire wrapping techniques.
The lesson demonstrates how to use the blossom design to create a pair of WIRE BLOSSOM CHANDELIER EARRINGS, including how to make dangles from briolette and round beads.
Examples and guidance are also given on how the blossom design can be used in different ways to create a variety of beautiful WIRE BLOSSOM EARRINGS and WIRE BLOSSOM PENDANTS, including how to make blossoms using thicker wire and bigger beads.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED: 24 gauge soft round wire 26 gauge soft round wire 26 gauge half-hard round wire Briolette beads (8mm) Rondelle or round beads (5-6mm) Rondelle or round beads (3mm) Silver round beads (2mm) Headpins Earwires Thicker gauge wire for pendants
(NB. Plated wire is NOT recommended for the hammering and sanding elements of this tutorial)
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED: Wire cutters Round nose pliers Chain nose pliers (2 pairs) Flat headed hammer Bench block Sanding pads (3 grades) Polishing cloth Permanent marker pen Ruler or measuring tape Dowel for larger pendants
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