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Sandra Lupo

Sandra teaches wire techniques in jewelry-making in her home state of New Jersey, conducting classes regularly at the Newark Museum Arts Workshop. She also teaches annually at many Northeast bead festivals. As a Swarovski crystal Ambassador, Sandra...

Crochet with Wire

Are you intrigued by wire crochet? In this article jewelry-making expert Sandra Lupo shares her knowledge of wire crochet and her formula for starting a successful jewelry design.
Alexander's Labyrinth Brooch II
Alexander's Labyrinth Brooch I

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.

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...

The Talk about Tools

How do you choose the right tools for your jewelry-making project? Jewelry-making expert Sandra Lupo helps us understand tools and how to pick the right one for successful jewelry-making in this helpful article.

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.

Creating and Designing with Links

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

Wirework 101: Getting in Shape

Jewelry-making expert Sandra Lupo helps us get our wire in shape with this guide to choosing the right pliers for the right application. Read here to discover what pliers she recommends for common jewelry-making techniques.

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.
Twist and Turn

Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal and Wirework

Accurate Measuring in Jewelry-Making

Learn how to save time and money by taking the guesswork out of wireworking and metalsmithing by learning how to accurately measure. In this article jewelry-making expert Sandra Lupo teaches us how to accurately measure for jewelry-making success.

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 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.
Christine's Bright Start

Sterling Silver-Filled Product Testing

Sandra Lupo used, tested and analyzed sterling silver-filled components and wrapping wire. Here are her discoveries and results.

Ring Set with Swarovski Crystal Buttons and Wirework

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