Sunday, March 28, 2010

Free Tutorial #3-Woven Wire Bangle



Woven Wire Cuff Bracelet Tutorial
This is the third project we completed in a series of classes I did for the Flint Schools. This is the bangle that I posted for Week 9 if you want to see additional pictures. The only thing I did that wasn't in the tutorial was wire a bead on either side of the focal bead to kind of fill that space. You could also put a small bead directly on the core wire if it has a bid enough hole. I used some 26 wire for this and ran the wire behind the bead a couple of times to keep it from spinning. I hope you enjoy trying this out.

20 comments:

  1. Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing. This is an amazing set of tutorials. Watch out for my feature designer post about you on Tuesday March 30.

    Those additional litle beads on either side of the focal were inspired!

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  2. Thanks, Pearl! I appreciate it and will look forward to it.

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  3. This looks like it will be fun to make. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. I found your site through Pearl at Beading Gem. Your pieces are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us!

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  5. Thanks for shareing Your knowledges with us! Very nice jewelry pieces!

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  6. Thank you so much Nancy, you are very generous, you share with us your wonderful knowledge, wow, you are really a great artist and a great person!!
    Cheers
    Rita

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  7. Hi, Nancy.. Thanks for posting this tutorial, it's wonderful! I've wanted to make this since a while ago but didn't know how to start.

    With this tutorial, I've made my 1st Wire Woven Cuff... Feel free to check it out on my blog.

    Hugs,
    Katrina

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  8. Your woven wire bangle is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Contact me here if you have a concern.

    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

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  9. How did you get that wonderful color on your copper wire? Did you use liver of sulfur? If so...did you treat the wire before making the bangle or after it was completed?

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  10. Oh geesh...so sorry. I now see the instructions on using the egg to oxidize the bangle. Thanks!

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  11. I always use liver of sulfur on my copper. I'm not a fan of bright copper. I usually always do it on the finished piece.

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  12. Your tutorials are a real inspiration to people like me, the ones who have just begun their wickwire and wire wrapping adventure. You must be an especially kind person to give people so much help, technical tips and ideas. Dana

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  13. Your tutorials are a real inspiration for people like me, the ones who have just begun their wickwire and wire wrapping adventure. You must be an especially kind person to give people so much help, technical tips and ideas. Dana

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  14. Your tutorials are a real inspiration for people like me, the ones who have just begun their adventure with wickwire and wirewrapping. You must be an especially kind person to help so many people with yor technical tips and ideas. Dana

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  15. What were the dimensions of the focal bead?

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  16. It's a lampwork lentil so it was probably around 20mm or so.

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  17. I'd love to make this set but can't access the tutorial - is it for sale and if so, can you let me know how to buy the tuts please?

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  18. Hi Jinny. I don't why that documents storage site took them down but they are still available on Szarka's site, www.magpiegemstones.com. There is a link for resources and tutorials.

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    1. Thank you! I made the bracelet this weekend and it's my first ever piece of wirework. It's a great tutorial and I'm so pleased with my result!

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