Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gorgeous Free Woven Wire Tutorials from Wickwire Jewelry

Michigan based Nancy Wickman is one lucky artisan. Not only is she blessed with wire working talent, she was able to retire from her civil service job a couple of years ago to focus on her jewelry business, called Wickwire Jewelry. She has two stores on  Artfire and 1000 Markets. She also teaches and recently shared these awesome wire weaving tutorials.


The wire woven pendant tutorial (pictured above) here features a Kazuri bead but Nancy says any flat bead will work.

She also has the earrings tutorial to match. There are 4 wire ends to take care off and Nancy finishes them off so well.

Nancy also tipped me off via email about her third tutorial in this awesome series, the wire woven bangle. She is a woman of her word because she said it would be posted this past weekend and it was!  Way to go Nancy!  Thanks so much for sharing.


Nancy's wire work is truly inspiring. She brings forth such refreshingly unique designs. Here are my favorite picks from her stores :



Nancy's also on Facebook - her photo album there is droolworthy as you can see from the next two picks:



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13 comments :

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Wow these pieces are just spectacular! Thank you so much Pearl, for introducing us to Wickwire Jewelry. I will have to check out her tutorials.

Willi said...

These are fabulous designs and I appreciate the tutorials. I can't believe there is another skill I have to learn :).

BetteJo said...

Oh my hands hurt just looking at her pieces! Okay, they hurt anyway but the workmanship is awesome!

The Beading Gem said...

As they say, no pain, no gain!

Ruralrose said...

Thanks Pearl, don't know how you do it, but you always come through with something unique and fantastic to share. Peace

Esther said...

Wow thanks!! I've been trying my hand(s) on wireweaving, and these tutorials are a great help! Nancy Wickman is very generous to share these truly great tutorials!

Phoenyx said...

Great tutorials! I made the earrings the other day. Very clearly written. I can see other possibilities using those weaving techniques.

Marika said...

Yep,gorgeous pieces indeed! I'm actually doing the earrings pattern into a pendant as we speak. Hope to put it up on my blog tomorrow...

Tamara said...

Wirework does intimidate me, but to be able to make my own fabulous settings for pendant-worthy beads and stones is just such a 'draw' for me. And then RINGS even! I see some of your commenters liked the earring tutorials from Wickwire - so will have to try that. Do you have a favourite kind of wire to work with? It's so great that I can come to The Beading Gem's Journal to find GREAT tutorials, rather than stumbling around the internet hoping to find something good. There is just SO much here - and EVERY post is well-worth the read. It's become my 'go-to' place for anything bead/jewellery related. I still wonder if there are really 2 (or more?) of you Pearl. Hmmm... You ARE a scientist...

The Beading Gem said...

Alas, Tamara there is only one of me ! I like that you regard my blog as the one stop place for everything jewelry and beading related. I love working with copper and sterling silver. Try out copper first as practice before you move to sterling.

Mixed Kreations said...

Gorgeous work. Nancy is very talented, her wire work and designs are absolutely beautiful.

Denise Burns said...

beautiful but I couldn't imagine doing that myself

Pearl Blay said...

Never say that Denise! Wire work takes practice. Start somewhere and keep at it!

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