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Making Ball-Tip Headpins with a Butane Torch

Use a Microtorch for butane fuel to make ball tipped headpins out of sterling silver wire.

Forming Complex Wire Shapes

Although jewelry wire is often used to support other components, it can also take center stage. Learn how to make sculptural wire pendants in this informative video.

Hand Knotting Pearls

Hand-knotting with thread places evenly sized knots in between each pearl or bead in your design. The technique outlined is done by forming the knot with your hands then finishing it neatly using a pair of finely pointed tweezers. It assumes a silk...

Making Head Pins from Wire

Making head pins from wire is easier than you might think. Follow along with this video to learn how to make four fancy head pin shapes.

Crochet with Wire: The Chain Stitch

Crocheting isn't just for yarn! Watch this video to learn how to use the chain stitch to incorporate beads and other items into your jewelry designs.

Wrapping Stones and Beads with Half-Round Wire

Renowned jewelry artist Sandra Lupo demonstrates how to wire wrap a freeform stone in this video tutorial that also has written instructions so you can follow along whichever way you want.

Making a Silk Thread Needle

Create a silk thread needle when hand knotting pearls and other beads. This type of needle allows you to work without a metal needle as well as offers an easier start and finish when working with the hand knotting technique.

Forming Wire Coils

Create wire coils with tools, gadgets and forming devices designed to make consistent coils for limitless jewelry-making. Have fun choosing from all the different wires to then make different coils.

Creating and Designing with Links

Create links from sew-on stones using jumprings. Connect enough Crystal Passions twist flat round sew-on stones to create a bracelet design. Fancy twist jumprings enhance the twist design of the stones.

Forming Basic Wire Shapes

Handmade wire components can take any jewelry design from "okay" to "wow!". Learn how to make an S-clasp, pendant hanger and bead cage with this how-to video.

Adding French Wire and Clasp to Silk Thread

French wire or buillion is a finely woven coil of sterling silver, "vermeil" or gold-filled wire. Choose a size that suits the size thread and bead hole of the beads in your design (you don't want to lose the French wire inside the bead).

Designing with Wire Coils

Wire coils created with tools, gadgets and forming devices have limitless possibilities in jewelry making.

Making Jump Rings with Jump Ring Mandrels

You can learn how to make your own jump rings! Sandra Lupo metalsmithing expert shows how to use wire and a mandrel to form these jewelry-making powerhouses.
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