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How to Wire Wrap a Headpin

Free jewelry tutorial: how to wire wrap a bead on a headpin. Learn to make a beaded dangle with this step-by-step video tutorial from

In this video, I’ll show you how to wire wrap a bead on a headpin – which is a basic jewelry making technique that’s great for everyone to know! Wrapped loops are much more secure than simple wire loops – I almost always prefer a wrapped loop to an open loop. Another advantage to the wrapped loop is that  since it’s more secure, you can use much finer wire than you can with the open loops. I’ll show you slowly {Read More}

How to Make a Knotted Headpin

Free jewelry tutorial: how to make knotted headpins

In this quick video I’ll show you how I make my own knotted headpins. I think they add a special touch to certain designs, and one of my favorite things about them is that I can make them as long as I need for larger beads or making fancy wraps at the top of beaded dangles: We won’t cover the bead wrapping part in this video – I’ll share that step in a separate video (see How to Wire Wrap {Read More}

DIY Beaded Pearl Earrings Tutorial {Video}

Free jewelry tutorial: Beaded Pearl Earrings from

Learn to make some fun beaded earrings using pearls or your choice of beads or crystals. I use flexible stringing wire with little spacer beads as crimp tubes to suspend these pretty seed pearls in an illusion-style design. Wouldn’t these be fun using festive colorful beads for Christmas? They kind of look like little Christmas trees :) If you are on a mobile device or are otherwise unable to view the embedded video, you can watch this DIY Beaded Pearl {Read More}

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Jewelry Wire

Everything you ever wanted to know about jewelry wire. Choosing the right wire is an important part of successful wire jewelry designs. This series of articles explains it all!

Working with wire is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world of jewelry making! It’s also one of the things I receive the most questions about, whether it’s general: “What kind of wire should I get if I’m just starting out making jewelry?” or specific: “What exactly does wire hardness mean, and does it matter for this project?” And while these questions definitely have answers, it’s pretty hard to sum it all up in a simple, concise {Read More}

DIY Beaded Hoop Earrings + Bead GIVEAWAY

DIY Beaded Hoop Earrings Tutorial + Giveaway

I am so excited to share this project with you. Not only do I think these beaded hoop earrings turned out super cute, but I’m honored to host my first ever GIVEAWAY featuring beads from my wonderful sponsor, Beachartz! There are several ways to enter to win the beads I used in this tutorial, which you’ll be able to do at the bottom of this post. And some of them you can even do EVERY DAY to increase your chances {Read More}

All About Jewelry Wire – Which Gauge Wire to Use for What?

All about Jewelry Wire - Which Wire Gauge for What? Choosing the right size wire is an important part of successful wire jewelry designs. This article covers the best uses for which wire sizes to help you choose the right wire for your jewelry projecs.

Welcome back to All About Jewelry Wire! This is Part 5 of a series unraveling all the important aspects of choosing the right jewelry wire for your projects. We have covered different wire gauge measuring systems, wire hardness, different wire shapes and materials for jewelry wire. Today we’re going to cover which gauges of wire are generally used for which kinds of jewelry making projects. It’s important to keep in mind all the other factors as well – remember that {Read More}

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