Saturday, June 30, 2012

Easy Beginner Wire Wrapped Loop Jewelry Tutorials

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Guest Post by Judy Larson 
Beginner Series Part 1

I finished teaching my last set of summer classes yesterday. The students thought it would be a good idea to send you the class tutorials in the order we use them, starting with beginner ones and work up to the more advanced ones rather than a few here and there.

In class, we start with the basics.  The first wire project is a strung bracelet with wire wrapped loops and jump rings done many times so students become comfortable with the techniques. This fun bracelet that jingles lightly when you move.  It does not really matter if all the wire wrapped loops are not perfect because you do not really look at them.  You look at the bracelet as a whole.    Then we go on to earrings.  By that time students can easily create a set of matching earrings and are amazed at how easy they are and, of course, how cheap they are to make.

When students first start, they do not have a "stash" like we do so I supply students with kits to make the bracelet and earrings.  Most usually purchase extras after completing the projects because they
turn out so well.

Enjoy!


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1. How to Make a Wire Wrapped Loop


free jewelry making tutorial



How to Make Wire Wrapped Loops

2. Multi-Gemstone Charm Bracelet Tutorial


How to Make a Multi Gemstone Charm Bracelet

3. Cascading Pearls and Crystals Earrings Tutorial


How to Make Cascading Pearls and Crystals Earrings

More Tutorials by Judy
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3 comments:

  1. Great projects and what a great way to learn to make wire loops. Bet your students were very proficient by the time they finished the 3rd project.

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  2. It''s kinda funny, after so many years of making loops and wrapped loops, I still love finding new tutorials on doing them. Must be like driving a car - after driving for many years you aren't as careful as you were when you began. Always good to have a refresher, especially one as well done as yours, Pearl.

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  3. I agree with the analogy but the credit for these tutorials belong to Judy! She is a superb teacher.

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