Wire work question :)
To all you people who do wirework jewelry i have a question for you. how do you do the wrapping between pieces? ill include a picture of an example in a comment below. any help would be great thanks
I might be able to help.
I'm not an expert but I've done this a number of times. Can you show me what your trying to connect/wire wrap
The way I do it is like sewing. You put the wire through (I usually go front to back, so I can see where I am going), then you pull it back around to go again, as many times as you need to for your design. The picture you have given is an easy one. I would start by holding the two pieces, and one end of the wire you are going to wrap with (that end should be long enough for you to hold, along with the two wires yu are wrapping, with your thumb and forefinger) Then you just go over and under, back over and under, until you have the number of wraps you want. As you go between the wires, you pull you wrapping wire tight each time.
If you are wrapping a lot, for example, if you are making a ring or a bezel for a stone, you can use a large safety pin to weasel a way through between the wires. You can see an example of what I am talking about here http://prettysmartone.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/my-latest-basketweave-adventure-the-whole-saga/
The wire in the picture below is getting ready to come under the wire that is being wrapped, then under the wire that wire is going to sit over, then back over the top wire. I hope all of this is clear enough to give you an idea.
I learned my wire wrapping techniques from Eni Oken’s tutorials. A few years after I found her, she started JewelryLessons.com, which is a tutorial service, with tutorials from a number of different jewelry artists, where you see a picture of something you would like to make and then get the tutorial which goes step by step to show you how to do what you need to do to make that piece. Some of the tutorials on the site are free (you are allowed to download 2 free tutorials within a given period – I think it is a week, but it could be a month). The other tutorials are reasonably priced. All of Eni’s tutorials are very reasonably priced. You can scroll through the tutorial pictures until you see something that you like (which also includes a technique you want to figure out), and then purchase it (you go through the purchase process even for the free things – they just don’t ask you for money when you click on “buy.
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