Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wire Woven Ring Tutorial

By on Saturday, April 23, 2011 6 Comments

Wire weaving is really fun to do. The results are awesome as the wire work looks distinctly hand made. Beadingonabudget has a great video tutorial on how to make a wire woven ring.

While the weaving part is simple to do, beginners might find working with 14G wire a bit difficult. So I suggest trying something finer to start with, say 18G. But I do agree with the instructor, the basic ring shown here is just a springboard to all sorts of creative results.



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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for a great video. Very easy to follow and love the step by step! I am going to hit the copper wire tomorrow, may even patina mine!

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  2. Great ring tutorial for beginning wire weaving! So maybe I give it another try. The last time I stopped because my wire broke about eight times while weaving.

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  3. Patina would be cool!

    It's easy to overwork the wire until it gets so brittle it breaks. Perhaps switch to 26G wire if you were using 28G as it is a bit thicker.

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  4. Lovely ring ! And the instructions make it appear very doable for a novice wire wrapper. Though I do love the disclaimer stating that "Sizing may be tricky". LOL

    Ages ago I bough a wire work book and throughout, the author advocated annealing the piece in a kiln so the wire wouldn't become brittle and break. I guess that's when I decided perhaps wire working wasn't for me as the last thing I have space for is a kiln requiring a 240 plug in. Usually I stick to very basic wire work ... though lately I have been enjoying playing with a wire coiling tool that I recently purchased so who knows where this might lead me?

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  5. Well, if you really want to anneal (soften) wire, a torch also works!

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  6. Great tutorial, very clear & easy to follow. I can imagine many interesting variations.

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