Intro to Wire Wrapping eCourse

Intro to Wire Wrapping

Welcome to Intro to Wire Wrapping eCourse!

I’m so glad you’re here!

In this eCourse you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started making jewelry with wire.

We’ll start with wire safety and information about wire, tools and then learn some wire wrapping techniques you’ll use over and over again.  Finally you’ll get a few simple projects to get you started.

You have access to the entire eCourse right here.  I’ll also be sending you emails along the way to encourage you!

About the videos:

You can play the videos here on this page, watch them on Vimeo or even download them. To download them click on the “vimeo” on the right lower corner.  When the video opens you’ll see an option to download the video.  (Note: these videos are large and will take up a lot of room on your device.)

About the PDF eBooks: 

To download you can right click the link for the PDF and then click “save as” or just click the link to open the PDF.  The PDFs contain the same information as the videos.

Questions:

If you have any questions about anything in this eCourse feel free to email me privately at Kim@KimberlieKohler.com. Or you can post a question in the comment section below (where it says reply.)

Share Your Work:

I would love to see what you’re making!  You can post a photo below in the comment section.


Ready?  Let’s get started!

Wire Safety:

For the Wire Safety PDF eBook, click here:  Wire Safety

Wire Temper (or Hardness):

For the Wire Temper PDF eBook, click here:  Wire Temper

Wire Gauge (or Thickness):

For the Wire Gauge PDF eBook, click here:  Wire Gauge


Tools for Wire Wrapping:

For the Tools PDF eBook, click here:  Tools


Techniques

3 Tips for Wire Wrapping:

For the 3 Tips PDF eBook, click here:  3 Tips

Tip #1:

Tip #2:

Tip #3:

Wire Wrapped Loop:

Wire Wrapped Loop

For the Wire Wrapped Loop PDF eBook, click here:  Wire Wrapped Loop

Bead Dangle:

Bead Dangle

For the Bead Dangle PDF eBook, click here:  Bead Dangle

Earring Wires:

Earring wires

For the Earring Wire PDF eBook, click here:  Earring Wires

Wire Wrapped Bead Link:

Wire Wrapped Bead Link

For the Wire Wrapped Bead Link PDF eBook, click here:  Wire Wrapped Bead Link

Opening and Closing Jump Rings:


Projects

Simple Earrings:

Simple Earrings

For these earrings simply make a bead dangle (see above for video and PDF eBook), Earring Wires (see above for video and PDF eBook) and put them together!

Bead Link Bracelet Technique 1:

Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet

For this project make wire wrapped bead links, connect them with jump rings and then add a clasp with jump rings.

Bead Link Bracelet Technique 2:

Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet

For the PDF eBook for the Interlocking Wire  Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet, click here:  Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet – Interlocking


Other ideas:

There are endless jewelry pieces you can make withe skills you already know!  Try combining techniques to make tiered earrings or hang dangles from your bracelet.  Use the Bead Link Bracelet techniques to make a necklace.  Get creative!


Conclusion:


Next Steps:

#1:  Pick up my Wire Wrapping for Beginners book.  It covers what you’ve learned here plus a lot of projects!

Get the eBook (digital) version here:  Wire Wrapping for Beginners

Or the print version here:  Wire Wrapping for Beginners print book

#2:  Take Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry eCourse.  This eCourse will jump start your creativity with creativity boosters, jewelry making skills lessons and jewelry projects.  It’s a 6 week eCourse that only runs once or twice a year.

Learn more about the eCourse and when you can sign up here:  Rediscover

(And you can get on the mailing list and get a free mini eCourse while you’re waiting there, too if it’s not open for registration at this time.)

#3:  Share this eCourse with others who may like it.  Don’t send them directly to this page (it’s just for the people who have subscribed!), but send them here:  Intro to Wire Wrapping.

Big Huge Thank You for that!

#4:  You’ll be getting weekly emails from me now with my biweekly ECT TV episodes and other emails about creativity & jewelry making!  Yay!

I’ll talk to you soon!

 

11 thoughts on “Intro to Wire Wrapping eCourse

  1. Hi Kim,
    I just wanted to say a great big thanks to you for your generous share….I’m so happy about it. Poor and happy I can learn from you videos. I signed up for happy mangos from your site. I haven’t ordered anything yet, but if I ever get the nerve to make a wire wrapped anything. I will mos def send a photo. I will be bursting with pride and accomplishment and you in turn can feel so great about all the new art you have unleashed in this earth. Also how you caused another person to feel empowered what a gift !!! Thanks and I’ll try to pay it forward. PS. How did you name your series etc? Curious is all. It always makes me think of electro shock. It was suggested someone close to me utilize this therapy. I have seen it do good things for people. But just wondered. Thanks again. Barb

    • Hi Barb,

      You’re welcome! I’m glad it’s helpful!

      ECT TV stands for Emerging Creatively Tutorials Television (the name of my business)

      Thanks for your comment!

      🙂 Kim

      • Thank you so much for the helpful videos, my creative juices are flowing again. Thank you so much

        I will be posting pics of what i’ve made.

      • It did attach! Thanks for posting a photo! What a lovely necklace.

        I tried to flip the image, but I don’t think it worked. It’s lovely nonetheless. 🙂

  2. I love your tutorials! I have learned so much from watching them and yes, my creative juices have been given a kick start! Thank you Kim!

  3. Can you recommend a place to purchase inexpensive wire? I would need silver or plated. What gauge is most useful, would use for everything in beginning. Thank you

    • Hi Wendy,

      First of all, I’m so happy you’re trying wire wrapping! yay!

      I use 20 gauge for almost everything. As you get more into wire wrapping you’ll find out what other gauges you need and add them.

      Sterling silver can be expensive and I don’t recommend it if you’re beginning because it can be very disappointing if you mess it up (and most likely you will mess it up.)

      For silver plated:
      You can find “artist wire” at craft stores like Michaels, AC Moore, Joanne, and (I think) Hobby Lobby if you have any of those stores close by. (It’s usually silver plated copper or sometimes called “German Wire.”)

      I often use Parawire, which is non-tarnish which you can get at Fusion Beads: http://www.fusionbeads.com/round-parawire

      Fire Mountain Gems has something similar called Zebra Wire, but I haven’t used it: http://www.firemountaingems.com/shop/zebra_wire?navsrc=left_ZebraWire%E2%84%A2ColoredCopperWire&T=T1B

      I highly recommend Parawire. I use it a lot and I wear my jewelry pieces a lot and it really seems to hold up with no tarnishing.

      Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!
      Kim

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