5 Spiral Wire Jewelry Tutorials

5 Spiral WIre Jewelry Tutorials
I love making spirals.  I feel like it’s kind of becoming a signature look of mine in my jewelry pieces.

Spirals even show up in my paintings:

BraveSo what is it about spirals that I love?

I love how they just continuously keep going.

I think they look cool.

They fit into my simple, clean style of jewelry making very well, while adding a bit of a twist.

They are so much fun to make!

Now, it’s your turn to try making spiral jewelry!  What will you make first?

Spiral Charm Necklace

1.  Spiral Charm Necklace

Click on the link for the free tutorial.  You’ll learn how to make a spiral charm and then make a fun charm necklace.

Spiral earrings tutorial

2.  Spiral Earrings

Super cute and quick!  Use the beads I mention or try different beads.  Just be careful that the weigh of the beads isn’t too heavy for your ears.

Adjustable Spiral Wire Ring Tutorial

3.  Adjustable Spiral Wire Ring

So cute as a midi ring or a regular ring.  It also can make a great gift because it’s adjustable and you don’t need the exact size!  Click on the link for a video and photographic tutorial and learn how to make this cute ring!

Spiral Wire Ring Tutorial

4.  Spiral Wire Ring

I am obsessed with these rings.  I actually designed it years ago and had just the one ring for myself.  Then recently I decided to release a tutorial on how to make it.  It’s the first in a series of new individual jewelry patterns I will be releasing (because you asked for that in my survey!)

Click here to learn more and purchase the Spiral Wire Ring Pattern/Tutorial at a great price!

Spiral Wire Jewelry Tutorials

5.  Spiral Wire Jewelry Tutorials eBook

Well, it’s really a bunch of tutorials in one.  As you can see, two of the tutorials I mentioned above are in this eBook (in easy to download and/or print and take your worktable format), plus I love that bangle bracelet tutorial.

I actually have made myself several of the spiral bangle bracelets and I wear them constantly.  I love to pile on the bracelets, wearing a whole bunch of bracelets stacked at one time and that bracelet goes perfectly with almost everything.  (And once you get the base made and get the technique down, it goes pretty quickly!)

So have a convinced you to try to make wire spirals? 

Wire Wrapping for Beginners Day 23: Button Ring

Wire Wrapped Button Ring

This month I’m working my way though my own book, Wire Wrapping For Beginners, and making 1 project per day.  I wanted to show you different examples of the projects while making myself some new jewelry!

Today is Day 23 and the project is the Wire Wrapped Button Ring.

Wire Wrapped Button Ring

I customized this button ring by stacking up a bunch of buttons.

wire wrapped button ring

The Button Wire Wrapped Tutorial is in my book Wire Wrapping for Beginners.

This ring is also one of the projects in the Wire Wrapped Button Ring eWorkshop, which includes videos and a PDF eBook!  Click here to learn more.

Adjustable Spiral Wire Ring Tutorial

Adjustable Spiral Wire Ring TutorialThis fun ring uses spirals to create interest.  This ring is a great gift because it’s adjustable – you don’t have to guess or ask the recipient’s ring size!

This ring also makes a super cute midi ring.

If you love making this, I have another ring you’re going to love making in my shop. Click here for the Spiral Wire Ring Tutorial.

Adjustable Spiral Ring TutorialMaterials and Tools:

  • 18 gauge wire (approximately 5″)
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Ring mandrel
  • Wire cutters

Step #1

Adjustable Spiral Ring TutorialCut a piece of 18 gauge wire to 5 inches.

Step #2

Adjustable Spiral Ring TutorialAdjustable Spiral Ring TutorialWrap the wire around the mandrel to make a circle.  If you’re making it for yourself, make it slightly smaller than the ring size of finger that you’ll wear it on.  For others, chose an average size like size 7.

Step #3

Adjustable Spiral Ring TutorialNow we’re going to make spirals on each side of the ring.  Hold one of the loose ends in the middle of the barrels of round nose pliers.  The end should be at the top, but not poking through.

Step #4 Adjustable Spiral Ring

Twist your wrist away from you, wrapping the wire around the barrel.  Twist as far as your wrist will go and then readjust and complete the loop.  It should look like a P.

Step #5

Adjustable Spiral RingHold the loop you just made in your chain nose pliers.

Step #6

Adjustable Spiral RingPush the wire up.  Readjust your pliers and continue making a spiral until you get to where the wires cross.

Adjustable Spiral RingStep #7

Adjustable Spiral RingRepeat for the other end, making the spiral in the opposite direction.

Step #8

Adjustable Spiral RingPlace the ring back on the ring mandrel and make sure it’s in the shape you want.

Step #9

Adjustable Spiral RingHammer with a nylon or rawhide hammer so that the ring takes shape and hardens.

Step #10

Adjustable Spiral RingEnjoy your new ring!

Wear it as a regular ring:

Adjustable Spiral Ring TutorialOr as a cute midi:

Adjustable Spiral Ring TutorialLike this tutorial?  You’re going to love the Spiral Wire Ring Tutorial!

Spiral Wire Ring Tutorial

Wire Wrapping for Beginners Day 14: Wire Wrapping Anything

How to Wire Wrap AnythingThis month I’m working my way though my own book, Wire Wrapping For Beginners, and making 1 project per day.  I wanted to show you different examples of the projects while making myself some new jewelry!

Today is Day 14 and the project is Wire Wrapping Anything.

The actual project in the book is the Monopoly Charm Bracelet.  I use this project to show you tips and tricks to wire wrap anything!

Rock Charm Bracelet TutorialA few weeks ago I traveled to Lewes, Delaware and came across this beautiful beach with tons of beautiful stones.

My family and I love to travel, and we often find ourselves in lovely natural settings.  When I was creating my Rediscover Your Creativity through Making Jewelry eCourse, one project is making jewelry from things you find in nature.  I created my first rock charm and started my bracelet.

I then decided that it would be awesome to collect stones from the places we visit and add them to my bracelet.  So now I have three charms that have very significant memories, and I know it will continue to grow.

Rock Charm Bracelet The project in the book is the Monopoly Bracelet, but you can wire wrap anything using the techniques in the book.  (If you want a video and more specific information on wire wrapping and making jewelry from natural things, I would recommend my Rediscover Your Creativity & Make Jewelry eCourse or Nature Jewelry Workshop!)

Rock Charm Bracelet If you want to create along with me, grab the Wire Wrapping For Beginners book.  (You can purchase and instantly download the e-version or get the print version shipped to you!)

2 More Tools You Need for Wire Wrapping

Jewelry Making ToolsWe talked about the 3 Basic Tools You Need to Wire Wrap:  Wire Cutters, Round Nose Pliers and Chain Nose Pliers.

Here are 2 more tools that you’ll want to add once you get going!

How to use bent nose pliersBent Nose Pliers

I had bent nose pliers in my collection long before I realized how helpful they were.  The only thing I thought they did was open split rings.

Then one day I used them to open jump rings.  I don’t know what it is about the bend that makes them so useful opening jump rings, but once you try them, you won’t look back.

How to use bent nose pliersBent nose pliers are helpful when wire wrapping, either to hold the wire or to use to wrap the wire.

How to use Nylon Covered Pliers Nylon Covered Pliers

When you get wire it’s usually in a coil.  Use nylon covered pliers to straighten out wire.

Note:  Do not do this too many times.  It will harden your wire.

How to use Nylon Covered Pliers

Nylon pliers are great because when the nylon starts to wear out, you just replace it.

Here they are on amazon.com:

(Full disclosure:  when you purchase these from here, I do receive a tiny percentage that helps me to keep bringing you free tutorials and informational blog posts like this one.)

Ready to give wire wrapping a try?  My Wire Wrapping For Beginners book (eBook or print book) will help you get started!  Learn to make a variety of jewelry and skills that you can use on other projects, too!

Click here to learn more and purchase.