I sometimes cannot resist a bargain at gem shows. Some years ago I bought some lovely polished irregular gemstone nuggets because they were a steal. So how did I manage wire wrapping these into pendants back then? They have to be secure, mind so the nuggets don't fall out. I used the beginner friendly hippy twist! The hippy twist is a simple and informal wire wrapping technique which involves some wire twisting! Here is a basic tutorial by Lisa Yang.
Another way is to do a simple basket weave. Check out Linda Jones' tutorial of the Wire Workers Guild for the how to and some fun suggestions at the end.
With either technique, you can
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Before You Go:
- How to Wire Wrap Sea Glass Jewelry
- Wire Wrapped Coin Pendant or Key Chain Charm Tutorial
- How to Make a Wire Wrapped Seahorse Tutorials
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