Sunday, March 21, 2010

Free Tutorial-Woven Wire Earrings


Woven Wire Earrings Tutorial
This is a short tutorial I put together for a class I taught through the Flint Schools. I figured out how to upload it to Docstoc.com and make it available to anyone who is interested. I hope you have fun with it. I have two others I will try to get up soon.

22 comments:

  1. Hello Nancy, if you don't mind i'm going trying it and see my results about this tecnic. This tecnic is the one that i'm curiose to try it and i hope to get it. wish me luck and if i get it i publish in my blog to see my results.

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  2. Please feel free to try it. That's why I posted it. Let me know how you do with it.

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  3. Thank you so much Nancy for this super tutorial, you are very generous for to sharing with us this super beautiful tute, it is wonderful!!
    Rita

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  4. The earings are cute, so I'm going to try the tut too, thank you! :o)

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  5. You're welcome, Rita! I hope you enjoy it.

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  6. This is great Nancy - thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. Thanks Nancy for this great tute. I've used it to make my own pendant version, hope you will like.
    Here is the link (if the comment section takes it, lol)
    amethyst pendant

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  8. I love it, Marika! It made a fabulous pendant. Thanks for sharing it with me.

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  9. Nancy, I finally got try out your tut. Just wanted to say TY, it is a wonderful tut and design. I changed it up a little bit. I will post my earrings on my blog with your name and site ..of course. :)Love your work
    Blessings,
    Terry
    http://wired4style13.blogspot.com

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  10. Nancy, Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I never realized you could oxidize metal with an egg..I am looking forward to trying it. I think I am going to attempt this around a stone I have been wanting to turn into a pendant. Jen :)

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  11. I have a bit of trouble getting the teardrop shape just right and making sure that both earrings are the exact same size and shape!

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  12. Cindi, the way to fix that is weave both of your earrings before you shape them. Measure them against one another to make sure the weaving is the exact same length on both. I use the barrel of the Sharpie marker to shape them.

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  13. I do weave them together. I used my strange little jig thing last night and it worked much better. I am also using 18 gauge 1/2 hard. I might try 18 soft and then harden with my mallet on a board and tumble. I have issues making earrings identical to one another. It is not the weave length that gives me problems - it is the shaping and coiling to get an exact match.....

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  14. 1/2 hard wire is going to be much more difficult to form. In fact, I often use fine silver for the inside wire as it's much easier to form the coils and spirals. You won't have any strength issues if you use dead soft wire.

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  15. Thanks, Nancy! I will try them again with 18 ga. soft wire. I do not have 18 ga. fine silver. I know one thing - using 1/2 hard has made my fingers sore!

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  16. Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/ in future post.

    Thanks!
    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/
    http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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  17. Is this tutorial still available? I used to have it and wanted to try it again, but lost all of my files recently in a computer crash. The link says "doc not found." Thanks so much!

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  18. I don't know why that site dropped my docs but Szarka has it on her site www.magpiegemstones.com. Click on the Resources and Tutorials link at the top.

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  19. I can't download the doc
    I went to doc.com and no luck. I have a Samsung note3. Anyone know how to work it

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    1. Virginia, wherever that document was stored online no longer has it. You can get at Szarka's site, Magpiegemstones.com. There is a resources and tutorials link at the top.

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Sorry I had to turn off comments for a while as I was getting spammed to death. For people wondering where to get the free tutorials, they are available at Szarka's website, www.magpiegemstones.com. Click on the resources and tutorials link. Thanks, Nancy

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