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GET WI RED
page 6
CONTRI BUTORS
page 8
MUST-HAVE
WI REWORKI NG TOOLS
page 12
25 USEFUL TI PS FOR
THE WI RE J EWELRY
ARTIST
page 14
WI RE BASICS FOR
SUCCESS
page 16
30 EARRI NG DESIGNS
page 46
GALLERY OF GREAT
WI RE PROJ ECTS
page 90
RESOURCES
page 94
Departments
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LEARN AS YOU CREATE!
We’ve pulled together the most common
wireworkingtechniquesjewelry makers
use and ordered themso that you can start
simpleandprogresstomore involvedskills.
The technique sections begin with
instructions and illustrations and are
followed by four projects you can make using
your newlyacquiredskill. We hope our
wireworking lessons will helpyou learnand
perfect newskills so that you can expand your
jewelry-making repertoire.
J UMP RI NGS
19 HOW-TO
20 Ceramic Circles
21 Copper Ring Necklace
22 The Right Angle
24 Spectra Bracelet
26 Spectra Earrings
SI MPLE LOOPS
28 HOW-TO
30 Simply Stones Necklace
31 Cool Waters Bracelet
32 Joyful Blue Earrings
33 Keith Raku Bracelet
WRAPPED LOOPS
36 HOW-TO
38 Sarah’s Necklace
39 Calla Lilies
40 Unlocked Romance
Bracelet
42 Elisha’s Corals
COI LS
50 HOW-TO
51 Ancient Finds
52 Coiled Pearl Necklace
54 Imagine Bracelet
55 Wrapped Wire Drop
Pendant
SPI RALS
56 HOW-TO
58 Spiral Link Bracelet
60 Cascading Spirals Pendant
61 Spirals
3
Earrings
62 Raku Waves
TEXTURE
66 HOW-TO
68 Copper Dog Bone Bracelet
70 Textured S-Link Bracelet
MIXED TECHNIQUES
74 Having A Ball
76 Pacifying Pendants
78 Culture Cuff
79 Double Loop Earrings
80 Coiled Rainbow Necklace
82 River Stones Necklace
84 Vineyard Coils Bracelet
85 Peridot Chandelier Earrings
86 Suspend-A-Bead Pendant
88 Spiraled Hoop Earrings
89 Paisley Earrings
Cool Waters Bracelet, see page 31 for instructions.
Techniques Projects
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It wasn’t all that long ago that I began making jewelry with wire. I’d been beading
for years, and then I went to metals school and got a jeweler’s bench certificate.
So, I had a pretty broad knowledge of jewelry making. But when they told me we
would start a magazine on making jewelry solely from wire, I thought, hmmm, I’d
better study up on that! So here’s the good news: it’s easy! Truly, it is way easier
than it looks.
What I love about wire jewelry is the heft and substance of it. It’s like metalsmithing,
but so accessible and so ultimately doable. With a few tools that you may already
own, a spool of wire, and some favorite beads, you can whip up a bracelet or ear-
rings in an hour, or even less. And there’s an array of wire choices. You can pick up
craft wire, plated wire, and colored wire in your local craft store, and steel and
copper wire in the hardware store. Sterling and gold-filled wire are available from
lots of online jewelry suppliers.
As with most crafts, eventually you can fill a room with tools and materials for
your hobby, but initially, all you need are five simple tools, which are detailed for
you on page 10. And don’t let the wire gauges intimidate you. Check out Wire
Basics on page 12 — it’s everything you need to know about buying wire.
Then when you’re ready to dive in, we’ve defined six of the most popular wire tech-
niques and broken them down into easy-to-follow steps, followed by inspired
jewelry designs using what you’ve just learned.
There’s no doubt in my mind that you will be swept up in the delight of working
with wire. So, when you’re itching for more, Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine is
published five times a year and is filled with more jewelry-making inspiration! Enjoy!
Denise Peck
Editor-in-Chief
dpeck@interweave.com
Looking for more jewelry-making inspiration?
Check out the following Interweave Press publications:
Step by Step Wire Jewelry is published five times a year and is packed with detailed
and illustrated how-to projects. This magazine is for wire jewelry makers of all levels.
Inside each issue are articles by expert and well-known authors showing readers how
to make attractive, inexpensive, and creative wire jewelry using tools, wire, stones, find-
ings, beads, gems, jigs, pearls and more. For more information about Step by Step Wire
Jewelry, visit stepbystepwire.com.
Wire Style a new book by Denise Peck, editor-in-chief of Step by Step Wire Jewelry, is
a collection of 50 contemporary, stylish, and wearable designs from top designers. Tech-
niques are explained in detail, including wire wrapping, weaving, coiling, chain making,
hammering, texturing, and oxidizing. Learn how to wire-wrap found objects, make chain
maille, create spirals, and make jump rings, earwires, and clasps. Order your copy now
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EDITORIAL
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Denise Peck
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JANE DICKERSONis managing editor of Step by Step
Beads and editor of Creative Jewelry. She is also a
contributing editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry.
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LORI ANDERSONstarted beading as a way for a
stay-at-home mom to express her creativity, amidst
diapers and the Teletubbies. With a diverse work
background that includes the Air Force, marketing
and sales, and a degree in Biology from the Univer-
sity of Virginia, Lori has found her niche in the artisan
jewelry world.
contributors
DANIELLE FOXis the editor of Stringing and the
author of the new book Simply Modern Jewelry (Inter-
weave, 2008). She lives near Boulder, Colo., where
she enjoys running, biking, and hiking.
MELINDA BARTA is managing editor of Beadwork
and Stringing. She is the author of Hip to Stitch: 20
Contemporary Projects Embellished with Thread (Inter-
weave, 2005) and the new multimedia jewelry book
Custom Cool Jewelry: Create 200+ Personalized Pen-
dants, Charms, and Clasps (Interweave, September
2008).
KERRYBOGERTis alampworkbeadartist andjewelry
designer. Sheis alsoaformer graphicdesigner turned
stay-at-homeMomof threewildandwoolykids.
Knownfor her diversestyle, Kerry’s designs range
fromsleek, simplecreations, toover-the-topplayful
pieces that grabattention. Tofindout moreabout her
uniquebeads andjewelry, visit kabsconcepts.comor
sendanemail tokerry@kabsconcepts.com.
JODI L. BOMBARDIER is a self-taught jewelry
designer, who discovered wire wrapping about 3
years ago, and knew that she had found her niche.
Her jewelry is currently sold in stores in Arizona and
Utah. Please visit her Web site at Jewels-By-
Jules.com for more designs, and her blog at
Online-Wire-Wrapping-Instructions.com for helpful
hints and tips, free and low-cost tutorials. E-mail
Jodi@Jewels-By-Jules.com.
MARIA DAO was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and
lives in Australia. She is inspired by the colors and
landscapes of her adopted country. She runs a small
business of made-to-order designs for special occa-
sions, and professional pearl restringing for jewelry
stores. See more designs at northcoastbead
makers.com, or e-mail her at mdsigns@aapt.net.au.
SARA E. GRAHAMis assistant editor of Step by Step
Wire Jewelry, Easy Wire, and Jewelry Artist. She
creates for her Lovestruck Jewelry line in her spare
time, when she’s not indulging in music and creative
writing. Her work has been featured in Step by Step
Wire Jewelry, Creative Jewelry, and on Beading Daily.
See more designs at myspace.com/lovestruckjewelry
or starshiner7272.etsy.com.
KAREN KEEGANhas been creating custom jewelry
for five years through her business, Karen Keegan
Designs, and has been a decorative painter for more
than 15 years. Currently, she is the event manager for
Bead Fest.
DENISE PECK is editor-in-chief of Step by Step Wire
Jewelry and Easy Wire, and senior editor for Jewelry
Artist. Her first book with Interweave, Wire Style was
released in August 2008, and she is working on her
second book, 100 Wire Earrings. An editor by trade
and a jeweler at heart, she is a metalsmith with a
bench jeweler’s certificate from Studio Jewelers, Ltd.
in New York City, and makes and sells her own
jewelry when she can find the time.
JEAN POWER is a beading and jewelry designer and
writer, who lives in London, England. When not
teaching, writing, or beading, she’s the editor of the
United Kingdom’s only beading magazine, Bead.
ELIZABETH MURRAYis assistant editor of Beadwork
and Stringing, and remembers spending every penny
she saved as a child on beads. While she’s not playing
on her softball team the Flat Tires, she’s stringing,
stitching, and wire working.
LESLIE ROGALSKI is editor-in-chief of Step by Step
Beads and Creative Jewelry. She has been an artist and
writer (among other things) all her life.
JANICE BERKEBILE has always been attracted to the
fanciful rather than the practical. A native of the
Pacific Northwest, she is inspired by the organic
forms found in nature, Japanese motifs, textiles tech-
niques, and the sinuous lines found in the Art
Nouveau movement. Her focus is sculptural wirework
combined with mixed media. She has partnered with
Tracy Stanley to form Wired Arts, wiredarts.net.
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Wire or flush cutters, as their name suggests, have sharp edges
that cut beading wire and gauged wire straight and evenly, leaving
few or no burrs.
Both chain and flat nose pliers have smooth jaws that are used
to grip and create bends in metal wire, hold wire, or open and
close jump rings. Flat nose pliers are excellent for creating sharp
bends in wire. Chain nose pliers are better for reaching into
small spaces because their jaws have a smooth, rounded outer
surface and are more tapered than those of flat nose pliers.
Round nose pliers have smooth, conical jaws that are used to
make loops with metal wire. Both short and long nose round
nose pliers are available, but the short nose variety are preferred
by most beaders because they offer more leverage for starting
wire spirals, making small loops, etc.
Chasing hammers have a large, smooth face on one end for flat-
tening wire and metal, and a smaller, round, ball-peen end for
creating texture. It’s called a chasing hammer because it is also
used for striking chasing tools—tools that make marks in sheet
metal. Hammering also serves to harden wire, making it more
durable. Use hammers with bench blocks: smooth, flat blocks of
polished solid steel.
Nylon jaw pliers straighten wire and make it easier to work with.
Use them with colored copper wire (craft wire) to prevent
marring the wire.
chain nose pliers
wire or flush cutters
round nose pliers
tools
The Fab Fiveof Wireworking
eady to begin your wireworking journey? Then equip yourself with the following must-have
tools: wire or flush cutters, chain and/or flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, a chasing
hammer and bench block, and nylon jaw pliers. While many more wireworking tools—
including variations of the aforementioned—are available, these are the tried-and-true
basics, the ones that will get you through all of the projects in this magazine.
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“A poor workman blames his tools.”
With these indispensable implements, you’ll make the most of your talents—no excuses.
bench block
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and round and flat nose pliers: Fire
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nylon jaw pliers
[ tool-buying tips ]
• Purchase the highest-quality tools you can afford—you
won’t be sorry! Swedish- and German-made pliers tend to
be the best, though other wonderful pliers are being made
in the United States, Pakistan, and elsewhere.
• Choose pliers with a box joint (they should be labeled as
such). Box joints maintain the alignment of the pliers’
jaws, even when under stress.
• Choose pliers with handles that fit comfortably in your
hands. Ergonomic pliers are more expensive than other
pliers but might pay off in comfort.
• Take good care of your pliers. Do not use them to cut
gauges of wire heavier than they were meant for (the
packaging should tell you this information) and do not use
them to cut steel wire—it will ruin your pliers.
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1Instead of precutting pieces of wire, you can work directly
from your spool to avoid wasting wire.
2When snipping wire, always hold your non-dominant hand
over the blades to keep small pieces from flying toward your face.
3With jump rings, closures should be flush so there isn’t a space
between the two ends of the rings. When closing a ring, run your
finger over the closure. If you feel a little step, adjust as needed.
A properly closed ring should look like it’s one continuous ring.
4To make matching earrings, make both at the same time. That
way, the bends will be identical.
5If you’re using fine wire to make wire wrapped loops, dou-
bling the loop will make them stronger.
6When making coils, work close to the end of the mandrel,
sliding the coil back as you near the end. Make sure each succes-
sive coil is right next to the one before it, leaving no gaps. Applying
tension as you wrap will help with consistency.
7When using a metal file, push the file against the wire end,
then lift and repeat. Do not file back and forth.
8It’s always a good idea to start a project by running your cut
wire pieces through a polishing cloth to clean and straighten them.
9A pair of bent nose pliers are the best tools to use when
opening and closing a lot of jump rings. Hold them so the tips point
straight up to the ceiling, gripping the ring on either side of the
opening. This way you have good surface area of the jaws holding
the ring, but the tips do not obscure your work.
10Use a scrap piece of plastic-coated telephone wire the size
of your “good” wire, and experiment with different design choices.
It is reusable, and you can avoid wasting precious metal wire. Once
it’s bent, the “good” wire is difficult to restore to its original shape.
11Wire becomes stiffer the more you manipulate it. That’s
called work-hardening, and can often be used to your advantage.
12If you decide to make your own earwires, half hard wire is
best. But if you only have dead soft wire on hand, you can work-
harden it by hammering it a few times with a hard plastic or
rawhide mallet.
13For wire links, be sure not to hammer any wire where it is
on top of another piece of wire, as this will weaken the links.
14You can work-harden your wire pieces by placing them in
a rotary tumbler with stainless steel shot and a drop of dish soap
for about an hour. This will also help give your wire a nice finish.
15When you wire wrap beads in a link pattern, make sure that
the bead loops are facing the same direction, or the links will not
lie properly.
16For spirals, you will get a better grip on the wire if you hold
the spiral back a bit from the tip of the pliers.
17If you are marring your wire when you are spiraling, you are
either squeezing too hard, or you need to softly file the edges of
your pliers.
18A ball peen hammer has a balled side and a flat side. The
balled side can be used to texture your wire with small divets. The
flat side can be used to flatten and spread your wire. When choos-
ing a ball peen hammer, make sure the flat side has no sharp
corners/edges on it. It should be gently rounded around the edges
to avoid marring your metal.
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useful tips
for the wire jewelry artist
These tips were complied by the contributors and editors of Step by Step Wire Jewelry. The
tips are designed to help make jewelry with metal a little easier, but each artist works in
their own unique way. Maybe you’ll come up with your own tips and tricks along the way!
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19If you like the look of antiqued, or darkened silver, you can
use liver-of-sulfur, available from jewelry suppliers.
20If you plan to antique your wire pieces, some beads might
lose their color when dipped into liver-of-sulfur. Test a spare bead
in the solution, or antique your wire before starting a project.
21To work-harden jump rings, hold each ring with both sets
of pliers. Bring one pair of pliers toward you, and push the other
pair away from you. Repeat back and forth until you feel the jump
ring stiffen.
22Flat nose pliers work well for restraightening small, unwanted
curves in your wire.
23When working with very fine wire, it can easily kink. Avoid
kinking by working with shorter pieces of wire, and keep your eye
on it as you work.
24Pearls usually require 24- to 28-gauge wire to fit through
the fine holes.
25Silver tarnishes from humidity in the air. To help keep your
silver from tarnishing, keep your wire in plastic bags and add a
small silica/desiccant package that often comes with new shoes
and handbags.
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TYPES OF WI RE
You can buy wire in different shapes (round, half round, rectangu-
lar, square, triangular, or twists) by the ounce, pound, inch, or foot.
Round was used in all the projects in this issue. Buy wire that
has been annealed, a softening process that keeps wire from
snapping when bent. The higher the gauge, the thinner
the wire. The most readily available wire sizes range from
26-gauge (thinnest) to 14-gauge (thick).
METALS
Copper is the softest and least expensive
wire so it’s a good wire to practice on.
Orangish-brown in color, it can be pol-
ished to a high sheen and lacquered to
reduce oxidation or dipped in a liver-of-
sulfur solution to speed oxidation for a
blackish or greenish look.
Craft wire is copper wire with a perma-
nent color coating. Be gentle with craft
wire; it is often very soft.
Gold-filled wire is made by overlaying a
brass or brass-and-copper wire with a thin
layer of 14k gold that renders it tarnish-resis-
tant. Be very sure to use smooth tools when you’re
working with gold-filled wire so you don’t scrape off
the overlay.
Memory wire is made of tough, permanently coiled steel. It is so
strong that you have to use heavy-duty cutters to cut it (it will mar
the blade of small wire cutters). You can also break memory wire
by bending it back and forth many times with pliers. Memory wire
comes in necklace, bracelet, and ring widths.
Niobiumis a strong, lightweight, hypoallergenic wire that comes
in a range of rich anodized colors. The surface mars easily and
should be cleaned with a mild detergent.
Sterling silver is an alloy that contains 92.5 percent silver and 7.5
percent copper (or other metal). It is the most popular metal to
use in wireworking because it is readily available and relatively
inexpensive—although silver prices have risen sharply recently,
and that has resulted in ever-changing prices.
Vermeil is sterling silver coated with at least 10k gold.
wire basics
hat follows are descriptions of the wire you’ll use to create your stylish, fun wireworked
jewelry, as well as 25 tips to help you quickly gain mastery of this popular
jewelry-making art. This style of metal jewelry offers so many design options for the begin-
ner to expert. All you need are a few basics, a good work area, and the desire to cut, spiral,
coil, and hammer your way to wire beauty!
for success
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COPPER—Believe It or Not
A few decades ago, many people in the United States who were
suffering from rheumatic illnesses began wearing copper bracelets
to seek healing relief. Sufferers claim that the metal reduces
inflammation, improves the flow of blood and oxygen, and detoxi-
fies the system. Copper has long been viewed by New Age healers
as a powerful metal, capable of stimulating one’s flow of energy,
whether mental or physical. Copper is also the metal associated with
the astrological signs Taurus and Sagittarius.
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WI RE HARDNESS
Temper describes the hardness or softness of wire. Most wire
comes in dead soft, half hard, and hard tempers. Wire is softened
by heating or annealing; it is hardened by being hammered or, in
the factory, by being drawn through holes in a metal draw plate.
Wire hardens just by being worked (work-hardened). Most of the
projects you will make use either dead soft or half hard wire. Dead
soft wire offers no resistance when you’re working with it, which
seems like a plus. However, if you grasp a piece of dead soft wire
and try to make a sharp right-angle bend, the wire turns limply to
make a weak and curving bend. Half hard wire is ideal for wirework
because the wire resists you. Its very quality of resistance helps
you form a sharp angle when you work with it.
SI LVER—Believe It or Not
Silver is used in traditional medicine for both dentistry and surgical
implants because it is both malleable and conductive. In fact, the
latter quality is what some New Age healers believe conducts the
body’s negative and positive spiritual energies. Some healers have
even turned to silver to treat degenerative brain diseases, hormonal
imbalances, and hepatitis. For believers, silver is seen as a mirror to
the soul. In Greek and Roman mythology, in the Silver Age, humans
began to develop civilization.
GOLD—Believe It or Not
Gold is the metal that has fueled many a myth, mining expedition,
and lust for wealth, from stories of King Midas and the golden
touch, to the legendary city of gold, El Dorado. For New Age believ-
ers, gold is seen as the “master healer,” with properties that can
assist healing of such things as heart and neurological disorders. In
Western medicine, gold’s lack of toxicity, resistance to corrosion,
and conductivity have made it a chosen material for dentistry and
arthritis treatment. In certain ancient Asian cultures, gold was
added to statues in the belief that it would bring the statue to life.
Wire Gauge Chart
Millimeter Sizing Chart
Round
Oval
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technique:
jump rings
Spectra Bracelet, page 24
HOW TO:
J UMP RI NGS
1. Use two pairs of pliers to grasp each
side of a jump ring’s opening. Twist the
pliers in opposite directions—don’t pull
them apart—so that you open and close
the ring without distorting it.
[ tips ]
• Use two pairs of flat nose or chain nose
pliers (or a combo of the two) to open
jump rings. Round nose pliers work, but
will mar the metal.
• Make sure to twist the halves of the jump
ring toward you and away from you at the
same time and in a smooth, straight
motion to ensure that the halves line up
again when closed.
• If the jump ring does not close perfectly
and you end up with a gap in the ring, use
flat or chain nose pliers to carefully
squeeze the jump ring at intervals around
its circumference and return the ring to its
original shape.
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MATERIALS
• 12mm Greek ceramic donuts, 4
• 10mm silver jump rings, 4
• Silver earwires, 2
TOOLS
• Chain nose pliers, 2 pairs
Finished Size: 1
1
⁄2"
1. Open all four jump rings, using two pairs
of chain nose pliers.
2. Slip one jump ring through two donuts,
and close.
3. Slip a second jump ring through one of
the connected donuts, and close.
4. Attach an earwire to the second jump
ring.
5. Repeat Steps 2–4for the other earring.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store.
Ceramic Circles BY DENISE PECK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Greek ceramic donuts jazz up a simple pair of jump ring earrings.
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MATERIALS
• Copper 40mm pendant with connector
loops
• Medium-weight 3mm x 5mm copper
chain, 6"
• Rubber tube necklace, 18", with
magnetic clasp
• Copper jump rings, 2
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• Chain nose pliers, 2 pairs
Finished Size: 18" necklace with 1
1
⁄2"
pendant.
1. Cut two pieces of medium-weight chain
3" each.
2. Open two jump rings.
3. Fold one piece of chain over the rubber
tube necklace like a bail.
4. Catch both ends of the chain and one
connector loop on the side of the pendant
in an open jump ring, and close the ring.
5. Repeat Steps 3–4 on the other side of the
pendant.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Copper
pendant: Patricia Healey, PatriciaHealey@
verizon.net. Chain: Out On a Whim, whim-
beads.com. Rubber tube necklace: China Mountain
Turquoise, shop.cmtbeads.com.
Copper Solo Necklace BY LESLIE ROGALSKI
Copper is definitely in, and why not show off that fashion fact by making it your focal piece?
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The Right Angle BY DENISE PECK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Beautiful crystal triangles paired with copper make a rather yin-yang combination, that would look as good with jeans as it
would with a little black dress.
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MATERIALS
• 20mm Crystallized™-Swarovski Ele-
ments triangle crystals, 6
• 10mm copper jump rings, 12
• 3mm copper jump rings, 5
• 6mm copper jump rings, 2
• 12" copper 4mm x 3mm chain
• Copper lobster clasp
TOOLS
• Chain nose pliers, 2 pairs
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 18"
1. Open all the 10mm jump rings. Add two
to each crystal triangle, and close them.
2. Open all the 3mm jump rings and
connect all the crystals by attaching a 3mm
jump ring to the 10mm jump rings between
each crystal.
3. Cut the chain into two equal lengths and
attach one length to each side of the string
of crystals, using the last 10mm jump ring
on each end crystal.
4. Add a 6mm jump ring to the end of one
side of the chain. Add a 6mm jump ring,
and the lobster clasp to the other side of
the chain.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Crystals
and chain: Fusion Beads, fusionbeads.com.
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Spectra Bracelet BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Bold and beautiful aluminum jump rings show a spectrum of colors. This piece will go with anything you wear!
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MATERIALS
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" green anodized
aluminum jump rings, 8
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" yellow gold anodized
aluminum jump rings, 8
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" pink anodized aluminum
jump rings, 8
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" red anodized aluminum
jump rings, 8
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" orange anodized
aluminum jump rings, 8
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" turquoise anodized
aluminum jump rings, 6
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" purple anodized
aluminum jump rings, 6
• Silver-plated double-strand clasp
TOOLS
• Flat nose pliers, 2 pairs
• Chain nose pliers (optional)
Finished Size: 7"
1. Thread a pink jump ring through one of
the clasp openings. Close the ring.
2. Create a single-link chain from the pink
ring in the following order: red, orange,
yellow gold, green, turquoise, and purple.
3. Continue the chain with pink, red, orange,
yellow gold, green, turquoise, and purple
rings. Repeat this step one time.
4. To finish the first chain, add on pink, red,
orange, yellowgold, and green, threading
the green ring onto the corresponding loop
ontheother sideof theclasp. Closethat ring.
5. On the part of the clasp where you just
finished the first chain, thread a pink ring
onto the other loop of the clasp.
6. Repeat Step 2. You should be adding
rings in the opposite direction of the first
chain.
7. Repeat Step 3.
8. To finish the second chain, repeat Step
4, threading the green ring through the
other loop on the opposite side of the clasp.
Close the ring.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Rings:
The Ring Lord, theringlord.com. Clasp: Michaels,
michaels.com.
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MATERIALS
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" red anodized aluminum
jump rings, 4
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" orange anodized alu-
minum jump rings, 4
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" yellow gold anodized alu-
minum jump rings, 4
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" green anodized alu-
minum jump rings, 4
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" turquoise anodized alu-
minum jump rings, 4
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" purple anodized alu-
minum jump rings, 4
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" pink anodized aluminum
jump rings, 2
• 18-gauge
1
⁄4" silver anodized aluminum
jump rings, 2
• Rhodium earwires, 2
TOOLS
• Flat nose pliers, 2 pairs
• Chain nose pliers
Finished Size: 2
1
⁄4"
1. Open one silver jump ring with two pairs
of flat nose pliers. Thread on two closed red
jump rings. Close the silver ring.
2. Link two open orange jump rings to the
red jump rings. Close the orange rings.
3. Link two open yellow gold jump rings to
the orange jump rings. Close the yellow
gold rings.
4. Link two open green jump rings to the
yellowgoldjumprings. Closethegreenrings.
5. Link twoopenturquoise jumprings tothe
green jumprings. Close the turquoise rings.
6. Link two open purple jump rings to the
turquoise jump rings. Close the purple rings.
7. Link one open pink jump ring to the
purple jump rings. Close the pink ring.
8. Open up the loop of an earwire with
chain nose pliers. Thread the silver ring
through the loop, and close. Repeat Steps
1–8 for the other earring.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Rings:
The Ring Lord, theringlord.com. Earwires:
Michaels, michaels.com.
Spectra Earrings BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Link anodized rings in a simple pattern to add some lightweight cheer to your ears.
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technique:
simple loops
Cool Waters Bracelet, page 31
Raku Bead Bracelet, page 33 Joyful Blue Earrings, page 32
Simply Stones Necklace, page 30
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HOW TO:
SI MPLE LOOPS
1. To form a simple loop, use flat nose pliers
to make a 90° bend at least
1
⁄2" from the
end of the wire.
2. Holding the wire so that the bent piece is
pointing toward you, grasp the wire after
the bend with round nose pliers.
3. Roll the pliers toward the bend, but not
past it, to preserve the 90° bend. Use your
fingers to continue the wrap around the
nose of the pliers.
4. Trim the wire next to the bend, if needed.
SI MPLE-LOOP LI NKS
To make a simple-loop link, form a simple
loop on each end of a bead. Repeat with
another bead, attaching one of the loops to a
loop of the first link.
[ tips ]
• Open a simple loop as you would a jump ring.
• To determine where to place your round nose pliers
on the wire, imagine the size of loop you would like to
make, then place the nose of the pliers on the bent
wire at a distance from the fold that equals about
one half of the circumference of the loop you imag-
ined. Remember, where you grasp the wire with the
nose of the pliers will also determine the size of the
loop—make smaller loops by grasping the wire at the
front of the nose of the pliers; make larger loops by
grasping the wire at the back of the nose.
• To make consistently sized loops, use tape or a
fine-point permanent marker to mark the place on
the pliers where you will grasp your wire.
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MATERIALS
• 20-gauge vintage brass craft wire, 15"
• 15mm agate Dzi beads, 5
• 12mm glass rings, 2
• Antiqued 4mm x 2mm brass chain, 12"
• 6mm antiqued brass jump rings, 4
• Antiqued brass lobster-claw clasp
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers, 2 pairs
• Polishing cloth
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 16"
1. Working directly off the spool of wire, pull
several inches of wire through the polish-
ing cloth several times to harden it.
2. Using the middle of the jaws of the
round nose pliers, make a simple loop on
a piece of wire. Cut it off the spool, leaving
an additional
3
⁄4" wire. Thread the wire
through a bead, and make a simple loop
on the other end.
3. Connect all the stone links by opening
a simple loop on one link and slipping it
onto a simple loop of another link. Before
connecting the centermost stone, slip a
glass ring over the loop, and rest it against
the stone. Repeat on the other side of the
center stone.
4. Cut the chain into two 6" lengths, and
add a 6mm jump ring to all four ends.
5. Attach one length of chain to each end
of the stones, using the jump rings.
6. Attach the lobster clasp to one end of
one of the chains using the jump ring.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire:
Parawire, parawire.com. Glass rings: Sunyno,
sunyno.etsy.com. Beads: Fire Mountain Gems and
Beads, firemountaingems.com.
Simply Stones Necklace BY DENISE PECK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Agate Dzi beads and brass are a great match to make an elegant and earthy necklace.
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• 19-gauge annealed steel wire, 30"
• Assorted 10mm–20mm porcelain
beads, 6
• Silver focal bead
• Hook clasp with jump ring
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
Finished Size: 7"
1. Cut seven pieces of steel wire, 3" each.
2. Make seven beaded links by turning a
simple loop on each wire, threading on a
bead, and finishing with another simple
loop.
3. Connect the links by opening each loop
as you would a jump ring, connecting to the
next link, and closing the loop.
4. Add the jump ring on one end of the
bracelet, and the hook on the other end.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Porcelain
beads: Joan Miller, joanmiller.com. Metal barrel
bead: Anne Choi, annechoi.com. Annealed steel
wire: Sears Hardware, sears.com.
Cool Waters Bracelet BY DENISE PECK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Steel wire lends a rustic touch to beautiful porcelain beads.
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MATERIALS
• Silver 20-gauge craft wire, 3
1
⁄2"
• 15mm stamped resin beads, 2
• 6mm faceted glass bicones, 2
• Triangle-shaped pewter spacer
beads, 2
• Rhodium earwires, 2
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 2
1
⁄2"
1. Cut the 20g silver craft wire into two
pieces, each approximately 1
3
⁄4" long.
2. On one piece of 20g craft wire, make a
simple loop on one end of the wire with
round nose pliers.
3. Thread on a spacer bead, a faceted glass
bicone, and a stamped resin bead.
4. At the top of the wire, make another
simple loop, making sure there is a little
space between the loop and the resin bead.
5. Adjust the loops with chain nose pliers,
ensuring that the loops are both facing the
same way.
6. Attach an earwire. Repeat Steps 2–6 for
the other earring.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire:
Parawire, parawire.com. Stamped resin beads:
Susan K. Nestor Studios, susanknestor.com.
Triangle pewter spacer beads: Family Glass,
familyglass.com. Faceted glass bicones and
earwires: Michaels, michaels.com.
Joyful Blue Earrings BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
These stamped resin earrings are chunky, but light, and balance on the wire with simple loops.
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MATERIALS
• 16-gauge half hard wire, 1 spool
• Ceramic raku 14mm beads, 4
• Sterling 12mm beads, 3
• Toggle clasp or S-clasp
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Heavy-gauge cutters
• Marker
Finished Size: 7
1
⁄2"
1. With the 16g wire still attached to the
spool, thread on a ceramic bead.
2. Make a large loop on the free end of the
wire with round nose pliers. Use the largest
part of the pliers to get a big loop. You may
want to mark that spot right on the pliers
so that each loop will be consistent in size.
3. Slide the bead up against the loop.
4. Leave about 1
1
⁄2" of wire on the other
side of the bead, and cut the wire from the
coil with heavy-gauge cutters.
5. Make a loop. The loop should match the
loop on the opposite side of the bead. Make
sure there is not a lot of space for the beads
to slide around.
6. Repeat with all the other beads, making
loops at both ends.
7. Connect the links by gently opening a
loop on one side of each, sliding on the next
link, and closing the loops.
8. Open the loop on one end of the bracelet.
Slip on the clasp and close the loop.
RESOURCES: Ceramic raku beads: Keith O’Connor,
keithraku@msn.com. Jump rings and toggles:
MultiCreations NJ, (732) 607-6422. Wire: T. B.
Hagstoz & Sons Inc., hagstoz.com.
Keith Raku Bracelet BY KAREN KEEGAN
This gorgeous ceramic bead and simple loop bracelet deserves to be named after the beads’ creator, Keith O’Connor.
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Natural Touch
Resin Beads
www.naturaltouchbeads.com
707.781.0808
Retail/Wholesale
See our online catalog
RESIN BEADS
HAVE BIG HOLES
AND EASY TO WIRE!
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technique:
wrappedloops
WRAPPED LOOPS
1. To form a wrapped loop, make a 90° bend
at least 2" from the end of the wire.
2, 3. Holding the wire so that the bent piece is
pointing toward you, grasp the wire after the
bend with round-nose pliers and form a
simple loop with a tail that overlaps the bend.
4. Hold the loop with flat or chain nose
pliers and use another pair of pliers or
your fingers to wrap the tail tightly down the
neck of the wire to create a couple of coils.
5. Trim the wire as closely to the neck
of the wire as possible.
6. Use flat or chain nose pliers or the front notch of
crimping pliers to softly press the remaining wire
tail against the neck of the wire.
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HOW TO:
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[ tips ]
• Use round or flat nose pliers to squeeze together
the coils if you made them too far apart.
See Simple Loop Tips for more tips on making loops.
7
DOUBLE WRAPPED LOOPS
To make a double wrapped loop, simply create a
wrapped loop as usual, then use the tail wire to
coil back up over the first coils, toward the loop; trim.
WRAPPED-LOOP LI NKS
7. To make a wrapped-loop link, form a
wrapped loop on each end of a bead. Repeat
with another bead, attaching one of the loops
to a loop of the first link before coiling the
tail down the neck of the wire.
WRAPPED-LOOP BAI LS
8. Center the bead on a 3" or longer piece of
wire. Bend both ends of the wire up the sides
of the bead.
9, 10. Bend one end straight up at the center of the
bead and the other horizontally, so that it is
perpendicular to the first wire. Wrap the hor-
izontal wire around the straight-up wire to
form a couple of coils.
11, 12. Form a wrapped loop with the straight-up
wire, wrapping it back down over the
already-formed coils.
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MATERIALS
• 20-gauge silver craft wire
• 3 lampwork or focal Czech glass beads
• 6 black Czech rectangular glass beads,
0.6mm x 1.5mm
• Black twisted oval glass bead, 8mm x
1.2mm
• 6 black cube beads, 4mm
• 15 glass rice pearls, 0.5mm x 0.7mm
• Silver leaf charm
• 12 silver spacer beads
• 7 silver jump rings
• 2 silver end caps for cord
• Hook clasp
• 4 flat headpins
• Black PVC cord
• Glue
• Extension chain
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 3
1
⁄2" centerpiece on an 18"
cord.
1. Cut lengths of wire to begin making each
cluster. The lengths may vary, depending
on the pattern you desire.
2. Make your first set of two bead clusters
(Cluster 1). Make a tiny wrapped loop with
round nose pliers on one end of each wire.
Thread the beads on the wires in this order:
one black cube bead, one glass rice pearl,
one metal spacer, one lampwork or focal
bead, one metal spacer, one glass rice pearl,
one black cube bead. Make a simple or
wrappedlooponthe other ends of the wires.
3. Make the second set of two bead clus-
ters (Cluster 2). Make a wrapped loop on
one end of both wires. Thread the beads on
the wires in this order: one rectangular black
bead, one glass rice pearl, and one rectan-
gular black bead. Make a simple or wrapped
loop on the other ends of the wires.
4. Make the first single cluster (Cluster 3).
Make a wrapped loop on the end of the
wire. Thread the beads on the wire in this
order: one glass rice pearl, one metal spacer,
one twisted oval black bead, one metal
spacer, and one glass rice pearl. Make a
simple or wrapped loop on the other end of
the wire.
5. Thread one glass rice pearl onto four
headpins, and make a simple or wrapped
loop on the ends.
Sarah’s Necklace BY MARIA DAO
Create bead clusters and slip them onto a PVC cord.
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6. With a piece of wire, make a simple or
wrapped loop, and thread on a single rec-
tangular black glass bead. Make a simple
or wrapped loop on the other end. Repeat
with another single rectangular black glass
bead once, black cube beads twice, and a
lampwork/focal bead once.
7. To make the first group of dangles
(Dangle 1), connect Cluster 1 with a wired
rectangular black bead and a wired glass
rice pearl with a jump ring on the top loops.
Repeat for the second dangle.
8. Make the second group of dangles
(Dangle 2) by connecting Cluster 2 with a
wired black cube bead and a wired glass
rice pearl with a jump ring on the top loops.
Repeat for the second dangle.
9. Make the third dangle (Dangle 3) by
connecting Cluster 3 with the wired lamp-
work/focal bead and the metal leaf with a
jump ring on the top loops. You only need
one of these dangles.
10. Cut the PVC cord to your desired length,
and thread on a spacer bead, one Dangle 1,
a spacer bead, one Dangle 2, a spacer bead,
one Dangle 3, a spacer bead, one Dangle 2,
a spacer bead, and one Dangle 1. Center the
dangles on the cord.
11. Apply glue to the leather end caps on
the ends of the cord. If you are using the
fold-over caps, secure the caps on the ends
with flat nose pliers. Attach an extension
chain and hook clasp using jump rings at
each end of the leather caps.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Lamp-
work beads: KimmyG from Northcoast
Beadmakers, northcoastbeadmakers.com. Czech
glass beads: Wholesale Beads, wholesale-
beads.com.au. PVC black cord, findings, spacer
beads, and leaf charm: Feeling Inspired?, feelingin-
spired.com.au. Wire and findings: A&E Metal
Merchants, aemetal.com.au.
MATERIALS
• Calla lily Lucite beads, 2
• 4mm Crystallized™-Swarovski
Elements bicone crystals, 2
• 24-gauge 3" headpins, 2
• Earwires
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 2
1
⁄2"
1. Thread a crystal onto each headpin.
2. Thread each headpin into a calla lily bead.
3. Make a wrapped loop on each headpin
and attach the earwires.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Calla lily
beads: The Beadin’ Path, beadinpath.com. Crystals:
Artbeads.com.
Calla Lilies BY DENISE PECK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Pretty vintage Lucite beads seem to flow from within when paired with crystals.
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MATERIALS
• Gray 5mm potato pearls, 6
• Peach 6mm x 4mm button pearls, 7
• 6mm x 4mm crystal rondelles, 6
• Fine silver 38mm x 25mm 4-hole
decorative lock focal piece
• Sterling 15mm toggle clasp
• Brass 1
1
⁄2" headpins, 19
• 4 brass 3mm x 4mm oval jump rings
• 2 natural brass 5mm jump rings
• 10" of textured brass 4mm x 6mm oval
chain
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
Finished Size: 7"
1. Use one 3mm x 4mm jump ring to attach
one end of one 2" piece of chain to one hole
of the focal piece. Repeat to attach another
2" piece of chain to the other hole on the
same side of the focal piece. Use one 5mm
jump ring to attach the free ends of the two
previous pieces of chain to one half of the
clasp. Repeat this entire step for the other
half of the bracelet.
2. Use a headpin to string one gray pearl,
and form a wrapped loop that attaches to
one of the 3mm x 4mm jump rings attached
to the focal piece. Repeat using a peach
pearl and the same jump ring. Repeat again
using a crystal and the same jump ring.
Repeat this entire step three times, attach-
ing three dangles to each of the 3mm x
4mm jump rings.
3. Use a headpintostringa crystal, andform
a wrapped loop that attaches to one of the
pieces of chain. Repeat six times, using the
remaining beads and headpins and attach-
ing the dangles randomly to the four pieces
of chain and 5mmjump rings.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Pearls:
Austin Gemand Bead, austingemandbead.com.
Swarovski crystals: FusionBeads.com. Focal piece:
Elemental Adornments, eadornments.com. Clasp:
Green Girl Studios, greengirlstudios.com. Headpins
and jump rings: Ornamentea, ornamentea.com.
Chain: ADAdornments, adadornments.com.
Unlocked Romance Bracelet BY DANIELLE FOX
A unique lock focal piece is adorned with crystals and wrapped pearls. Add a brass chain, and wear your secret on your wrist.
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Elisha’s Corals Necklace BY MARIA DAO
Chunky red coral adds a hot flair with silver craft wire and glass beads.
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MATERIALS
• 18-gauge silver craft wire
• 20-gauge silver craft wire
• 3 base metal hoops, approximately 2
1
⁄4" diameter
• 3 base metal hoops, approximately
3
⁄8"
diameter
• Silver base metal chain, approximately
13" long
• 2 large accent glass beads, about
1
1
⁄8" long
• 5 coral barrel beads
• 3 coral coin beads
• Coral chili bead
• 8 silver spacer beads, 7mm
• 7 base metal oval silver jump rings,
1
⁄2mm diameter, 20-gauge
• Large round silver accent bead,
approximately 20mm diameter
• 2 large oval silver accent beads,
approximately 25mm long
• Medium round silver accent bead,
approximately 15mm diameter
• Large amber bead
• 15mm glass bead
• 10mm glass bead
• 8mm glass bead
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 30"
1. Arrange the beads into the followingsec-
tions: two sections of coral barrels with
spacer beads on each end; three sections
with coral barrels only; two sections with
large oval silver accent beads; one section
withone large roundsilver accent bead; one
section with a mediumround silver accent
bead; onesectionwiththe15mmglass bead;
one section with the 10mmglass bead; one
sectionwiththe8mmglassbead; onesection
with the large amber bead and spacers on
each end.
2. Using 18g craft wire, measure and cut
enough wire to fit through each bead
section, leaving enough room to make
simple loops on both ends. The lengths will
vary depending on the size of each bead, or
stack of beads.
3. Make a simple loop on one end of each
section of beads.
4. Push the beads down toward the first
loop, and make a loop on the other end of
each section.
5. Repeating Steps 2–4 with the 20g wire,
make the following sections: one section of
three coral coin beads with spacer beads
on each end; two sections with one large
accent glass bead.
6. Using 20g wire, make a wire-wrapped
briolette using the coral chili bead.
7. Connect the 8mm bead section to a small
hoop, then connect the coral chili briolette
to the 8mm bead section. Set aside.
8. Cut 12" of chain, leaving about an extra
inch to use later.
9. Attach all the sections together in the
following order: coral barrel with spacers to
one end of the chain, large oval silver bead,
jump ring, large hoop, 15mm glass bead,
plain coral barrel, accent glass bead, jump
ring, large hoop, jump ring, coral coin
cluster, large round silver, plain coral barrel,
jump ring, small hoop, accent glass bead,
small hoop, coral barrel with spacers, jump
ring, large hoop, jump ring, 10mm glass
bead, amber bead with spacers, large oval
silver bead, the remaining links of the chain,
plain coral barrel, a medium round silver
accent bead, and the other end of the chain.
10. Attach the accent tassel to a large hoop
of your choice.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire and
findings: A&E Metal Merchants, aemetal.com.au.
Coral beads, metal beads, large glass beads:
Feeling Inspired?, feelinginspired.com.au.
Metal hoops and chain: Wholesale Beads,
wholesalebeads.com.au.
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1. Designer: Leslie Rogalski Techniques: Jump rings, wrapped loops. 2. Designer: Danielle Fox Technique: Jump rings. 3. Designer: Karen Keegan
Technique: Jump rings. 4. Designer: Jean Power Techniques: Coils, simple loops. 5. Designer: Elizabeth Murray Technique: Wrapped loops.
Have a few minutes? Then you can make any of these
earrings. All were created using one or a combination of the
techniques described in this magazine. Make a pair for a
last-minute gift, then make a pair for yourself! Find resource
information on page 94.
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designs
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6. Designer: Jane Dickerson Techniques: Wrapped loops. 7. Designer: Jodi L. Bombardier Technique: Simple loops. 8. Designer: Danielle Fox
Techniques: Wrapped loops, jump rings. 9. Designer: Jean Power Techniques: Wrapped loops, simple loops. 10. Designer: Jane Dickerson
Technique: Wrapped loops. 11. Designer: Sara E. GrahamTechniques: Hammering/texturing, wrapping. 12. Designer: Karen Keegan
Techniques: Wrapped loops, jump rings. 13. Designer: Karen Keegan Technique: Jump rings. 14. Designer: Jean Power Technique: Simple loops.
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15. Designer: Jane Dickerson Technique: Wrapped loops. 16. Designer: Jodi L. Bombardier Techniques: Spirals, simple loops. 17. Designer: Denise Peck
Technique: Jump rings. 18. Designer: Karen Keegan Technique: Wrapped loops. 19. Designer: Denise Peck Technique: Wrapped loops. 20. Designer:
Melinda Barta Technique: Wrapping. 21. Designer: Karen Keegan Techniques: Wrapped loops, jump rings. 22. Designer: Leslie Rogalski Technique:
Jump rings. 23. Designer: Jean Power Technique: Simple loops.
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Technique: Jump rings. 27. Designer: Melinda Barta Technique: Wrapping. 28. Designer: Danielle Fox Technique: Wrapped loops. 29. Designer:
Sara E. GrahamTechnique: Coils. 30. Designer: Sara E. GrahamTechniques: Hammering/texturing, simple loops, jump rings.
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technique:
coils
Wrapped Wire Drop Pendant, page 55
Ancient Finds, page 51
[ tips ]
COI LI NG GIZMO
For fast, easy coils, use a Coiling Gizmo, a
tool with which you make coils on a coiling
rod by turning a hand crank. (If using this
tool, see the manufacturer’s manual for
detailed instructions.)
Imagine Bracelet, page 54
1. To make a coil, use one hand to hold the
end of your wire against a mandrel (or
whatever object you want to coil around).
With the other hand, wrap the wire
around the mandrel.
1
2
2. To remove the coil, slide it off the
mandrel. Add a simple loop on either
end to use the coil as is or cut the
coil to make jump rings or split rings.
HOW TO:
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MATERIALS
• 20-gauge silver wire, 3'
• 5mm silver jump rings, 4
• Bronze coins, 2
• Sterling earwires, 2
TOOLS
• Coiling Gizmo
• Chain nose pliers, 2 pairs
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 2"
1. Cut the wire into two 1
1
⁄2' lengths.
2. Use the smaller mandrel in the Coiling
Gizmo, and coil both pieces of wire.
3. With chain nose pliers, carefully lift up
the last coil on both ends to a 90° angle
from the end of the coil.
4. Gently bend the coil into a U shape, and
slip on a coin.
5. Press the ends of the coil together so the
lifted coils meet. If they don’t meet, twist
them so they do.
6. Insert one jump ring through the two
lifted coils. Add a second jump ring through
the first. Add an earwire. Repeat Steps 1–6
for the other earring. Antique with liver-of-
sulfur if desired.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Coins and
wire: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, firemountain
gems.com. Coiling Gizmo: Michaels, michaels.com.
Wire: T.B. Hagstoz &Son, hagstoz.com.
Ancient Finds BY DENISE PECK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
These ancient-looking treasure coins dangle playfully from silver coils!
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Coiled Pearl Necklace BY JODI L. BOMBARDIER
Each segment of pearls can be made individually, and connected with jump rings or soldered rings.
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MATERIALS
• 24-gauge half hard silver wire, 35"
• 22-gauge dead soft silver wire, 56"
• 8mm soldered silver jump rings, 6
• 8mm freshwater pearls, 35
• 6mm jump rings, 2
• Toggle clasp
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
Finished Size: 17"
1. Cut 5" of 24g wire. Form a wrapped loop,
string five pearls, and form a second
wrapped loop with a soldered jump ring
attached.
2. Cut 8" of 22g wire. Wrap the wire twice
around the base of the wrapped loop that
doesn’t have the soldered jump ring, and
coil the wire around the first pearl. Wrap
the wire twice around the space between
the first pearl and the second pearl, and coil
around the second bead. Repeat this for the
remaining pearls.
3. Wrap the 22g wire twice around the base
of the second wrapped loop. Snip the ends
of the 22g wire, and gently squeeze the
ends down with chain nose pliers.
4. Cut 5" of 24g wire. Begin a wrapped loop
and attach it to the soldered jump ring
before wrapping it closed. String five pearls
and form a second wrapped loop with a sol-
dered jump ring attached.
5. Cut 8" of 22g wire. Wrap the wire twice
around the base of the wrapped loop
attached to the first segment made. Coil the
wire around the first pearl.
6. Wrap the wire twice around the space
between the first pearl and the second
pearl, and coil around the second pearl.
Repeat this for the remaining pearls, and
wrap the wire twice around the base of the
second wrapped loop.
7. Snip the ends of the 22g wire, and gently
squeeze the ends down with chain nose
pliers. Repeat this five more times, for a
total of seven pearl segments.
8. Attach the toggle with jump rings.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire and
6mm jump rings: Rio Grande, riogrande.com. Sol-
dered jump rings: Kalpataru Import, Inc.,
kalpatarubeads.com. Freshwater pearls: Evergreen
Trading, (213) 688-2723. Toggle: Tierra Cast,
tierracast.com.
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MATERIALS
• Approximately 8" length of beading
wire
• 22-gauge hot pink craft wire, 6"
• 22-gauge lavender craft wire, 8"
• Toggle clasp
• Round stamped resin beads, 4
• 10 pewter triangle-shaped spacer
beads
• 2 silver-plated crimp tubes
TOOLS
• 16-gauge mandrel
• Chain nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 7"
1. At one end of the bracelet, slide on one
crimp and one half of the toggle. Loop the
beading wire back through the crimp tube,
and smash the crimp tube with chain nose
pliers.
2. Cut a 6" length of 22g hot pink craft wire.
On a mandrel, make a coil about 3" long.
Slide the coil off the mandrel and cut the
coil into two even sections. Set aside.
3. Cut an 8" length of 22g lavender craft
wire. On a mandrel, make a coil about 4"
long. Slide the coil off the mandrel, and cut
the coil into three even sections. Set aside.
4. Stringontothe beadingwire a spacer, one
of the hot pink coils, and another spacer.
5. String a resin bead, a spacer, one of the
lavender coils, and another spacer.
6. String on another resin bead, a spacer,
another lavender coil, and another spacer.
7. String on another resin bead, a spacer,
the last lavender coil, and another spacer.
8. Thread on the last resin bead, another
spacer, the last hot pink coil, the last spacer,
and the other crimp tube.
9. Add the other half of the clasp, and loop
the remaining beading wire back through
the crimp tube.
10. Pull the beading wire tightly with chain
nose pliers. Smash the crimp tube with chain
nose pliers, and cut the excess wire.
Resources: Check your local bead store. Beading
wire: Beadalon, beadalon.com. Resin beads:
Susan K. Nestor Studios, susanknestor.com.
Wire: Parawire, parawire.com.
Imagine Bracelet BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Colorful stamped resin, paired with hot pink and lavender coils, evoke the colors and images of the Summer of Love!
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MATERIALS
• 2 pieces of 16-gauge wire, 5
1
⁄2" each
• 1 piece of 20-gauge wire, 3"
• 2 pieces of 22-gauge wire, 34" each
• Large briolette drop bead
• Chain or cord
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 2
3
⁄4"
1. Take one of the 16g pieces of wire, and
make a simple loop at both ends.
2. Leaving a 1" tail, begin wrapping the 22g
wire around the shaft of the thicker wire.
Once you reach the end, trim the ends.
3. Repeat Steps 1–2.
4. Take the briolette and use the 20g wire
to make a wire-wrapped bail.
5. Gently curve one of your pieces of
wrapped wire into a U shape. Curve the
ends in to meet each other to form a pear
shape. Gently curve the wire halfway down
so it no longer lies flat. Repeat with the
other piece of wrapped wire.
6. Thread the two pieces of wrapped wire
together as shown in the finished piece.
7. Attach the wrapped drop to the simple
loops on the wrapped wires.
8. Separate the simple loops on the other
ends to attach to a chain or cord of your
choice.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire:
Scientic Wire Co, wires.co.uk.
Wrapped Wire Drop Pendant BY JEAN POWER
Stunning copper-wire coils are combined with a dramatic crystal drop to make an eye-catching pendant.
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technique:
spirals
Spirals
3
Earrings, page 61
Raku Waves, page 62 Cascading Spirals Pendant, page 60
Spiral Bracelet, page 58
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HOW TO:
SPI RALS
1. To start a spiral (or scroll), make a small loop
at the end of a wire with round nose pliers.
2. Enlarge the piece by holding onto the spiral
with chain nose pliers and pushing the wire
over the previous spiral with your fingers
for as many revolutions as desired.
3. If desired, bend the tail wire 90° at the top
of the spiral. Use as a headpin or form a simple
loop to attach to other items.
S-SHAPED DOUBLE SPI RALS
4. To create double spirals in the form of an S,
scroll one to the center of the wire.
5. Repeat on the other end of the wire, spiraling
the wire in the opposite direction.
1
2
3
4
5
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Spiral Link Bracelet BY JODI L. BOMBARDIER
Form heavy-gauge wire into decorative pieces, link them all together with jump rings, and create an unusual bracelet.
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MATERIALS
• 16-gauge dead soft wire, 33"
• 16-gauge 6mm jump rings, 16
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
Finished Size: 7
1
⁄4"
1. Flush cut both ends of a 3" piece of 16g
wire. Start a coil on one end, then on the
opposite end, rolling the coils toward each
other. Work both ends, coiling a small
amount at a time so that both are the same
size. Continue until the coils touch.
2. Place the round nose pliers between the
coils, and gently bend the coils away from
each other, bending each a little bit at a time
until they once again touch each other.
Repeat to make 10 coils.
3. Flush cut both ends of a 3" piece of 16g
wire. With the small end of the round nose
pliers, make a small loop at the end of the
wire. Using the largest part of the round
nose pliers, grasp the wire just under the
small loop, and roll the pliers away from
you, creating the hook.
4. At the other end of the wire make a coil
in the opposite direction of the hook. Attach
the spiral hook with a jump ring.
5. Attach five pairs of coils together with
jump rings through both spirals. Attach all
the pairs together with single jump rings.
Attach a jump ring to the center of the last
coil for the hook insertion.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire and
jump rings: Rio Grande, riogrande.com.
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MATERIALS
• 20-gauge silver craft wire, 5"
• 22-gauge hot pink craft wire, 6"
• 22-gauge lavender craft wire, 6"
• 24-gauge fuchsia craft wire, 7"
• 24-gauge Pacific blue craft wire, 7"
• 3mm silver-plated jump ring, 1
• Cord or chain of your choice
TOOLS
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 4
1
⁄2"
1. Begin to form a spiral with the 5" piece
of 20g silver wire. When you’ve looped
about four or five times around, stop. Make
a simple loop on the other end of the wire.
2. Go back to the spiral, and finish forming
it. Flatten gently with flat nose pliers, and
make a 90° bend so a straight wire sits on
top of the spiral.
3. Repeat Steps 1–2 with all the colored
wires.
4. Open up the hot pink simple loop slightly,
and thread it through the bottom of the
silver spiral. Close the hot pink loop.
5. Repeat Step 4 with the lavender spiral.
6. As in Step 4, attach the fuchsia spiral to
the pink, and the Pacific blue spiral to the
lavender.
7. Slide a jump ring through the loop of the
silver spiral. Attach to a cord or chain, and
close the jump ring.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire:
Parawire, parawire.com. Jump ring: A.C. Moore,
acmoore.com.
Cascading Spirals Pendant BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Coloredspirals dangle beautifully froma single silver spiral. Get creative anduse your favorite colors, or addmore spirals for fun!
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MATERIALS
• 22-gauge hot pink craft wire, 5"
• 24-gauge seafoam craft wire, 5"
• 24-gauge black craft wire, 5"
• 3mm silver-plated jump rings, 2
• Earwires, 2
TOOLS
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 2
1
⁄4"
1. Form a spiral with the 5" of 22g hot pink
wire. When you get about
1
⁄4" from the end,
bend the wire to a 90° angle with flat nose
pliers. Form a simple loop on the other end.
2. Repeat Step 1 for the 24g seafoam and
24g black wires.
3. Open a silver-plated jump ring, and
thread on the spirals. Close the jump ring.
4. Thread the jump ring onto an earwire.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4for the other earring.
RESOURCES: Checkyour local beadstore. Wire:
Parawire, parawire.com. Earwires: Michaels,
michaels.com. Jumprings: A.C. Moore,
acmoore.com.
Spirals
3
Earrings BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Take a colored spiral, then cube it! These triple spirals create very lightweight dangles for your ears.
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Raku Waves BY DENISE PECK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Steel spirals, hung from rustic raku beads, are strung to make a stylish necklace.
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MATERIALS
• Rectangular 20mm x 25mm raku
beads, 4
• 12mm round black vintage Lucite
beads, 5
• Leather corded necklace
• 20-gauge annealed steel wire, 12"
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Flush cutters
• Chain nose pliers
Finished Size: 20"
1. Cut the steel wire into four 3" lengths.
2. Make a small spiral, andbendthe remain-
ing wire up fromthe spiral at a 90° angle.
3. Slip on a raku bead, and finish with a
simple loop. Repeat for the remaining raku
beads.
4. Alternate stringing a Lucite bead and
a raku spiraled bead onto the corded
necklace.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Lucite
beads: The Beadin’ Path, beadinpath.com. Raku
beads: Flamin’ Turtle Raku, flaminturtle.com.
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Textured S-Link Bracelet, page 70
Dog Bone Bracelet, page 68
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WORKI NG WITH
LIVER-OF-SULFUR
• Take the following precautions when using liver-of-
sulfur: keep it away from acids, wear gloves to avoid
contact with the skin, and work in a well-ventilated
area since the fumes are toxic.
• Store both liquid and chunk forms of liver-of-sulfur
in tightly sealed light- and air-proof containers.
OXI DIZI NG
To create the appearance of texture
by patinating metal (usually fine or
sterling silver) with liver-of-sulfur in
either liquid or chunk form, follow
these instructions adapted from Kate
McKinnon’s Hot Wire article in
Beadwork magazine (June/July 2006).
Clean your metal piece with soap and
warm water if it is dirty or oily.
Find four glass, stainless steel, or
ceramic bowls. Fill the first with enough
liver-of-sulfur solution to cover the
piece of metal. Liver-of-sulfur in liquid
form is ready to use, but can be diluted;
dissolve the chunk form in water follow-
ing the manufacturer’s instructions. Fill
a second bowl with very hot water
(which speeds up the patination
process) and a third with cold water
(which slows down the process). Fill the
fourth bowl with cold water mixed with
about a tablespoon of baking soda
(which acts as a neutralizing agent).
Use stainless steel tweezers or plastic
or wood tongs to dip the metal into the
liver-of-sulfur solution. Rinse in the hot
or cold water. Continue to dip and rinse
often to gradually build a patina.
Lightly sand or brush the piece with a
brass or wire brush, sandpaper, very
fine steel wool, or other abrasive
between dips to give more depth to the
patina—a textured surface picks up
more patina than a smooth surface.
When you are pleased with the color, dip
the metal into the cold water with baking
soda to stop the reaction, then rinse and dry.
Brush, sand, or polish the surface for inter-
esting results. If you don’t like the patina,
you can easily remove it by sanding or
brushing it. If desired, seal your piece with
any spray fixative meant for metal; unsealed
pieces will age, develop more patina, or
become shiny with wear.
HAMMERI NG
Pounding wire not only creates great
texture, but also strengthens metal. To
hammer, place your wire on a steel bench
block. Use the flat end of a chasing hammer
to flatten the wire, then use the ball end of
the hammer to add texture.
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Copper Dog Bone Bracelet BY JANICE BERKEBILE
Using hammering techniques, you can create wire strips that look like dog bones. Link them with vintage crystals, and you’ll
make a piece others will pant over.
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MATERIALS
• 12-gauge copper wire, 12
1
⁄2"
• 20-gauge sterling wire
• 14-gauge 6mm jump rings, 2
• Vintage Crystallized™ Swarovski Ele-
ments, 4"
• Purchased or handmade clasp
TOOLS
• Polishing cloth
• Chasing hammer
• Bench block
• Sanding sponge or file
• Handheld hole punch or awl
• Small round nose pliers
• Long round nose pliers
• Heavy-gauge flush cutter
Finished Size: 7
1
⁄2"
1. Flush cut five 2
1
⁄2" pieces of 12g copper
wire for each dog bone.
2. Holding the wire firmly on a bench block,
pound on each end with the domed face of
a chasing hammer until the end forms into
a paddle. Smooth off any edges with a
sanding sponge or file.
3. Punch a hole in both ends of each piece,
usinga handheldhole punch or an awl. Take
care not to press too hard or the hole punch
will break.
4. Connect one jump ring to one end of a
dog bone.
5. Using 20g sterling wire, begin a wrapped
loop, and slide through one side of the dog
bone. Finish the wrap.
6. Slide on a vintage crystal. Make a second
wrapped loop, and slide through a second
dog bone before wrapping.
7. Wrap on all the beads, connecting the
dog bones as you go. On the last dog bone,
add the second jump ring.
8. Attach one half of a purchased or hand-
made clasp on both jump rings. Antique
with liver-of-sulfur if desired.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire: Rio
Grande, riogrande.com.
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Textured S-Link Bracelet BY JANICE BERKEBILE
S-links are classic elements in wire jewelry pieces. Hammer to give themtexture, and you can really make this bracelet stand out.
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MATERIALS
• 16-gauge wire, 1
1
⁄2'
• 16-gauge 4mm jump rings, 8
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• Round nose pliers
• Chasing hammer
• Bench block
Finished Size: 7
1
⁄2"
1. Cut 1
1
⁄2" of 16g wire for each link. Flush
cut both ends of the wire.
2. Placing the
3
⁄4 point of the round nose
pliers on the end of the wire, roll the wire
away from you.
3. Flip the wire over, and grasp the end at
the fattest part of the round nose pliers.
Make a fatter loop in the opposite direction
of the first loop. Hammer to texture the
curved portion of both sides of the link.
Make eight links total.
4. Connect all the links with jump rings.
5. For the hook, make a loop
1
⁄4 of the way
down on the small round nose pliers. Grasp
the wire just underneath the small loop at
the fattest part of the round nose pliers, and
roll the pliers away from you to form the
hook. On the opposite end, make an eye on
the halfway point of the round nose pliers.
6. Hammer and texture as desired. Connect
the hook to one end of the bracelet, and the
jump ring to the other.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire: Rio
Grande, riogrande.com.
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mixed
techniques
The projects that follow were made using combinations of
the techniques already described: opening and closing
jump rings; making simple loops, wrapped loops, coils, and
spirals; and adding texture. Practice and perfect these tech-
niques, and you will have a rich arsenal of wireworking
skills at your disposal for creating fabulous jewelry.
River Stones Necklace, page 82 Peridot Chandelier Earrings, page 85 Coiled Rainbow Necklace, page 80
Culture Cuff, page 78 Pacifying Pendants, page 76
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Having A Ball BY KERRY BOGERT
Using large colorful beads and bright silver, make a playful necklace.
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MATERIALS
• 16-gauge sterling wire, 6'
• 20-gauge colored craft wire in
assorted colors
• Large, hollow lampwork beads, 9
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers, 2 pairs
• Flush cutters
• 16-gauge wire mandrel
Finished Size: 30"
1. Make several coils on a mandrel with
various lengths of colored craft wire, and
cut them to
1
⁄4" lengths. You’ll need 18
pieces total (or two per bead).
2. Cut a 3" piece of 16g wire. Form a simple
loop at one end. Slide on a
1
⁄4" coil, a bead,
and another
1
⁄4" coil. Close with another
simple loop.
3. Cut three pieces of 16g wire 1
1
⁄2" long.
Flush cut the ends of each piece.
4. At the base of the round nose pliers, form
a loop at one end of the 16g wire. Turn the
piece around and form another loop, the
same size, on the other end. This should
look like a figure eight.
5. With two pairs of chain nose pliers, grasp
both loops of the eight, and give a half twist
in opposite directions. This will make the
loops perpendicular to each other. Do this
to all three pieces of wire.
6. Open one loop of the link as you would
a jump ring, and connect it to a loop of the
next link. Close the loop. Open the next
loop, connect it to the third link, and close
the loop. You should now have three figure-
eight links connected together. Repeat Steps
3–6 until you have enough three-link sec-
tions to complete the necklace.
7. To assemble the necklace, open one end
loop of the figure-eight chain, connect it to
the wrapped loop of one of the bead links,
and close the loop. Repeat this all the way
around the necklace.
8. The necklace should be long enough
to slip over your head, so a clasp is
not required.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store.
Lampwork beads: Kab’s Creative Concepts,
kabsconcepts.com.
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Pacifying Pendants BY KERRY BOGERT
The shape of these funky pendants reminded the artist of the shape of pacifiers. For adults, of course!
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MATERIALS
• 16-gauge sterling wire, 8"
• 20-gauge colored craft wire, 18"
• Large-holed lampwork beads (
1
⁄2"
hole), 2
• Hollow lampwork bead, 1
• Lampwork disc beads, 2
• Silk cord
• 16-gauge wire mandrel
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Flush cutters
• Mandrel
Finished Size: 3
1
⁄2"
1. Coil the colored wire on a mandrel. The
coil should be about 2
1
⁄2" long.
2. About 3" from one end of the 8" piece of
16g wire, form a large bend. Slide on the
colored coil, and center it over the bend in
the wire. Add one of your large-holed
beads. Close this as you would a wire-
wrapped loop, wrapping the shorter end of
the wire around the longer end.
3. You should have a piece of wire about 4"
long still extending from the wrapped loop.
Add the second large-holed bead, a disc
bead, a hollow bead, and another disc bead.
4. Close with another wire-wrapped loop
using the end piece. This traps the beads
in place and also acts as the bail when
stringing the pendant.
5. String the pendant on a silk cord.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store.
Lampwork beads: Kab’s Creative Concepts,
kabsconcepts.com.
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MATERIALS
• 20-gauge silver craft wire
• 24-gauge silver craft wire
• 24-gauge craft wire in two comple-
mentary colors
• Wire cuff frame
• 4 stamped 18mm resin disc beads
TOOLS
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 6
3
⁄4"
1. Cut four 5" lengths of 20gwire. Slideawire
through one of the beads. Make a simple
loop on one end, and attach it to one side of
the cuff frame before closing the loop.
2. Make a simple loop on the other side of
the bead, and attach it to the other side of
the cuff frame before closing the loop, so
the bead sits inside of the frame.
3. Repeat Steps 1–2 for the remaining beads.
4. Take lengths of 24g silver craft wire, and
wrap them around the cuff frame in a free-
form manner. When you get to the simple
loops, hold the beads and wrap the 24g wire
over them to secure, so the beads don’t
slide around the cuff frame.
5. Once the entire cuff frame is wrapped,
wrap the frame again with more lengths of
24g silver craft wire, again in a freeform
manner.
6. After wrapping the frame in silver, wrap
the entire frame again using colored wire.
Repeat this step in the complementary-
colored wire.
7. Trim any sharp points in your wraps by
using the flush cutter. Twist down any wraps
that are sticking up with chain nose pliers.
8. Bend the cuff around your wrist in the
shape you desire.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Cuff
frame: Claspon-Claspoff, claspon-claspoff.com.
Wire: Parawire, parawire.com. Beads: Susan K.
Nestor Studios, susanknestor.com.
Culture Cuff BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
These stamped beads reflect many images of popular culture. Stick them inside a wrapped cuff frame, and they spin!
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• 20-gauge wire, 14"
• 8mm beads, 2
• Pair of ear post findings
TOOLS
• Ring mandrel, wine-bottle cork, or
other item of similar size
• Wire cutters
• Chain nose pliers
Finished Size: 2"
1. Cut the 20g wire intotwo7" pieces. Make
a large loop using a ring mandrel or bottle
cork, and make a wire-wrapped loop at the
bottom of the 7” piece. Wrap the wire
around four times.
2. Thread on a bead, and use the rest of the
wire to make a matching wire-wrapped loop
on top.
3. Attach an ear post. Repeat Steps 1–3 for
the other earring.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire and
ear posts: Cookson Gold.
Double Loop Earrings BY JEAN POWER
These post earrings are quick and easy to make, using only two materials. These are real showstoppers!
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Coiled Rainbow Necklace BY JODI L. BOMBARDIER
This piece blends simple wire coils with the bright pastels in the rainbow quartz. It’s like a piece plucked from the sky to wear
around your neck!
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MATERIALS
• 20-gauge half hard wire, 4'
• 22-gauge dead soft wire, 6'
• 4mm daisy spacers, 22
• Rainbow quartz pieces, 9
• 3" pieces oval sterling 15mm x 9mm
chain, 2
• 6mm jump rings, 2
• Clasp
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• 2mm mandrel or stiff piece of
20-gauge wire
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
Finished Size: 17"
1. Cut two 3’ pieces of 22g wire. Coil both
pieces using a 2mm mandrel or a piece of
20g wire.
2. Cut two 6" pieces of 20g wire. Form a
simple loopat one endof eachpiece of wire.
3. Place a daisy spacer on one wire, thread
the wire through the coil, place a daisy
spacer on the threaded wire, and close the
loop. Repeat with the other 6" piece of 20g
wire. Set the coils aside.
4. Form wrapped-loop links with the 20g
wire for the three center beads. Add a
spacer on each side of each bead. Remem-
ber to attach each link to the next one
before wrapping it closed. The loops that
will link to the coils need to be made large
enough to fit loosely over the coils.
5. Form wrapped-loop links with the 20g
wire for the three side beads. With the coils
made in Step 1, pull the ends together and
link the two loops to the single wrapped
loop of the side bead.
6. Link the third wrapped loop on each side
to a 3" piece of chain.
7. Use jump rings to attach the clasp to each
end of the chain.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire and
jump rings: Rio Grande, riogrande.com. Daisy
spacers and rainbow quartz: Holy & Pure Gem-
stone, holygemstone.com. Chain: SII Findings,
siifindings.com. Clasp: Jess Imports, jessim-
ports.com.
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River Stones Necklace BY LORI ANDERSON
Smooth stones connect to a chain necklace with jump rings—a simply natural combination!
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MATERIALS
• 3.8mm sterling oxidized patterned
chain, 20"
• 20mm sterling flat ring
• Assortment of river stone charms,
about 14mm long, 4
• 16-gauge 5mm jump rings, 8
• Small jump ring for clasp
• Spring-ring clasp with jump ring
TOOLS
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Hammer and bench block (optional)
Finished Size: 16"
1. Take the large 20mm ring and hammer
it lightly against the bench block to give
it texture.
2. Cut an 18" length of chain. Find the
center, and open one of the 5mm jump
rings. Loop the ring through one of the chain
links, then around the large ring, and close.
3. Clip a five-link length of chain and a two-
link length of chain, and set them aside.
Open the remaining 5mm rings.
4. Lay out the river stones. Depending on
the size of your stones, you may have to
adjust the size of the jump rings and the
chain lengths you use. Connect the first to
the large ring with a 5mm ring.
5. Connect a two-link length of chain to a
5mm ring, then to the second stone, and
close. Using another 5mm ring, slip it
through the remaining chain link, and
connect it to the large ring.
6. Connect a five-link length of chain to a
5mm jump ring, then to the third stone, and
close. Using another 5mm ring, slip through
the last link on the end of the chain, and
connect to the large ring.
7. Connect the last stone to the large ring
with a 5mm jump ring.
8. Connect the spring-ring clasp to the end
of the chain with the small jump ring, and
the remaining 5mm ring to the other end of
the chain.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Chain,
clasp, and large ring: TimewellCorp., timewell
corp.com. River Stone Bead Company:
Riverstonebead.com. Jump rings: Urban Maille,
urbanmaille.com.
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MATERIALS
• 7mm silver-plated jump rings, 64
• 24-gauge colored craft wire, amethyst
and seafoam
• Hook and eye clasp
TOOLS
• Thin mandrel (16-gauge copper wire
or equivalent)
• Flat nose pliers, 2 pairs
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 7
1
⁄4"
1. Open all 64 jump rings.
2. Build a coil on the mandrel using a length
of seafoam 24g wire. Slide the coil off the
mandrel, and cut it into 16 pieces, each
about
1
⁄4" long.
3. Repeat Step 2, with the amethyst 24g
wire.
4. Slide both colors of coils onto the jump
rings. If the coils don’t slide down onto the
ring, remove the coil, flush cut the ends if
needed, and slip the coil back on the ring.
5. Close a seafoam coiled ring and a plain
jump ring, but do not link them together.
6. Link an amethyst coiled ring and a plain
jump ring onto the rings from Step 5. Close
both rings to start a two-by-two chain.
7. Link a seafoam coiled ring and a plain ring
to the rings you added in Step 6. Repeat
Steps 6 and 7, alternating colors, until you
end with an amethyst coiled ring next to a
plain ring.
8. Thread on single jump rings through the
holes of both sides of the clasp. Attach
one side of the clasp to the seafoam end,
and the other to the amethyst end. Close
the rings.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire:
Parawire, parawire.com. Jump rings: Michaels,
michaels.com. Clasp: Star’s Clasps,
starsclasps.com.
Vineyard Coils Bracelet BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Slip lush purple and green coils onto a simple chain maille bracelet, and thread on a leafy clasp. It’s reminiscent of grapes on a
silver vine!
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MATERIALS
• 20-gauge half hard wire, 7"
• 22-gauge dead soft wire, 3"
• 6mm peridot Crystallized™-Swarovski
Elements crystals, 8
• 4mm jonquil Crystallized™-Swarovski
Elements crystals, 16
• 4mm peridot Crystallized™-Swarovski
Elements crystals, 2
• 4mm daisy spacers, 8
• 1" headpins, 2
• 2" headpins, 4
• Non-permanent marker
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• 4mm mandrel or large round nose
pliers
Finished Size: 2"
1. Flush cut 1
1
⁄2" of 20g wire. The length of
wire needed depends upon the size of the
loops youaremaking. Youmaywant tomake
the centerpiece with copper or craft wire
first todetermine howmuchwire is needed.
2. Mark the center of the wire using a
marker that can be wiped off. With round
nose pliers, grasp the wire on the mark.
With your fingers, bend the wire around the
pliers. Keep the wire lengths on both sides
of the center loop as equal as possible. Con-
tinue pulling the wires so the ends are
pointing downward from the loop. You will
have wires overlapping on the center loop
at the top of your centerpiece.
3. With round nose pliers, make a loop on
one end of the wire so that the closure will
end up at the top. Do this for both ends.
Gently adjust the alignment of your loops
with chain nose pliers.
4. Place one 6mm peridot crystal, one 4mm
daisy spacer, and three jonquil crystals on
a 2" headpin. Make a simple loop. Repeat
to make a total of four headpins.
5. Place one 6mm peridot crystal, one 4mm
daisy spacer, and one jonquil crystal on a 1"
headpin. Make a simple loop. Repeat.
6. With 1
1
⁄2" of 22g wire, make a simple
loop. Place one 6mm peridot crystal, one
4mm daisy spacer, and one jonquil crystal
on the wire. Make a simple loop. Repeat.
7. Flush cut 2" of 20g wire. Using the small
end of your round nose pliers, make a
simple loop at one end of the wire. Place
one 4mm peridot crystal on the wire, abut-
ting the simple loop.
8. Hold the simple loop between a finger
and index finger of your nondominant hand,
with the closure of the simple loop point-
ing away from you. Make a 45° bend in the
wire at the base of the crystal. Make the
bend with the thumb in your dominant hand
instead of chain nose pliers, or you risk
cracking the crystal.
9. Place the mandrel or large round nose
pliers at the base of the bendyoujust made,
again with the simple loop closure pointing
away fromyou. Begin to make a loop —do
not looparoundsofar that youlosethebend.
With chain nose pliers, hold the end of the
wire and pull it down over the mandrel.
10. With chain nose pliers, make a small
bend at the end of the wire. Repeat Steps
7–10 for the other earwire.
11. Open the loop of the earwire as you
would a jump ring, and attach the center
loop of the centerpiece. Close.
12. Open the loop of one of the pieces made
in the earrings, and attach it to the center
loop of the centerpiece. Attach one of the
pieces made in the earrings to this piece.
13. Attach one of the pieces made in the
earrings to each side of the centerpiece.
Repeat Steps 11–13 for the other earring.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire,
headpins, and 4mm peridot crystals: Rio Grande,
riogrande.com. 4mm jonquil crystals, 6mm peridot
crystals, and daisy spacers: ABC Direct, abcdirect
beads.com.
Peridot Chandelier Earrings BY JODI L. BOMBARDIER
These elegant crystals are attached to loose wire loops and sparkle at every angle.
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Suspend-A-Bead Pendant BY SARA E. GRAHAM, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Showcase a top-drilled gemstone teardrop or lampwork bead, floating within a colorfully wrapped wire pendant!
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MATERIALS
• 7" length of 20-gauge silver craft wire
• 24-gauge colored craft wire in two
complementary colors
• 30mm x 15mm top-drilled gemstone
teardrop or top-holed lampwork bead
• Jump ring (any size)
• Chain or cord to attach the pendant to
TOOLS
• Chasing hammer
• Bench block
• Chain nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: 2"
1. Bend the 7" length of 20g silver wire into
a teardrop shape, larger than your stone.
2. Where the wires come together at the
top of the teardrop, wrap one side of the
wire downward around the other end of the
wire to solidify the teardrop shape, using
your fingers or chain nose pliers. Flatten the
wraps you just made with flat nose pliers.
3. Place the teardrop on a bench block, and
hammer it flat.
4. Using assorted lengths of one color of
24g wire, begin wrapping it around the
teardrop frame in a free-form manner.
5. Repeat Step 4, using the complementary-
colored wire, wrapping on top of the first
color, around the teardrop frame.
6. Thread a shorter 24g wire in either color
through your bead, and tie a simple knot.
Make sure your wire is long enough to
attach both sides to the frame.
7. Tightly wrap one end of the wire around
the frame near the top. Repeat with the
other side. The bead should hang directly
in the middle of the frame.
8. For reinforcement, take small lengths of
colored wire (either color) and wrap it
around where you attached the simple knot
to the frame.
9. At the top of the pendant, slightly pull up
a wrapped wire with chain nose pliers, just
enough to accommodate the jump ring.
Open up the ring and slide it through this
opening. Close the ring.
10. Attach the pendant onto a chain or cord
of your choice.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Wire:
Parawire, parawire.com. Turquoise teardrop bead:
East of Oz, eastofoz.com.
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MATERIALS
• 22-gauge wire, 28"
• Pair of 7 loop-hoop earring findings
• 6mm crystals, 14
TOOLS
• Chain nose pliers
• Flush cutters
Finished Size: Varies according to the size
of earring findings chosen.
1. Cut fourteen 2" pieces of 22g wire. Make
spirals on one end of each piece with chain
nose pliers.
2. Thread a crystal onto each spiral, and
form a simple loop on the other ends of
each wire.
3. Attach each simple loop to a loop on the
earring findings.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store. Loophoop
earring findings: JoAnn, joann.com. Wire: Cookson
Gold, cooksongold.com.
Spiraled Hoop Earrings BY JEAN POWER
Spirals and crystals attach with simple loops to make lightweight, jingling hoops.
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MATERIALS
• 18-gauge sterling wire, 10"
• Pair of silver earwires
TOOLS
• Flush cutters
• Round nose pliers
• Fat marker or pen, or other large
mandrel
• Chasing hammer
• Bench block
Finished size: 2"
1. Make a simple loop on one end of a 5"
piece of wire.
2. Bend the long end gently around the
marker to make a teardrop shape.
3. Make a wrapped loop around the neck
near the simple loop.
4. Hammer the curves of the loop with the
flat end of the chasing hammer.
5. Texture the hoop with the ball end of the
hammer.
6. Repeat Steps 1–5 for the other earring,
and add the earwires to both hoops.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead store.
Paisley Earrings BY DENISE PECK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Using texturing and looping, create a pair of noticeable earrings.
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1. Teal/gray lampwork duo: Pegasus Imports. Lampwork: Z Designs/ Joanne
Zekowski. Earwires: Check your local bead store. 2. Hoops, jump rings, owls:
Ornamentea. Earwires: Fusion Beads. 3. Jump rings, beads: MyELEMENTS.
Earwires: MultiCreations NJ. 4. Wire: Scientic Wire Co. Crystals: Check your local
bead store. 5. Crystals and earwires: Fusion Beads. Frames: Studio Bead.
6. Lampwork beads: Z Designs/Joanne Zekowski. Twisted wire: Multi Creations
NJ. Earwires: You and Me Findings. 7. All materials: ABC Direct. 8. Amazonite
teardrops: Northstar Jewelry Supply. Earwires: Shiana. Snapeez jump rings: Via
Murano. 9. Wire: Scientic Wire Co. Crystals and spacers: Check your local bead
store. 10. Ceramic tube beads: Embroidered Soul. Seed beads: Osiris Beads.
Earwires: You and Me Findings. 11. Silver, magenta, and seafoam craft wire: Parawire.
Earwires: Michaels. 12. Beads: MyELEMENTS. Crystals: Fusion Beads. Findings:
Multi Creations NJ. 13. Beads: Beadworks. Jump rings, earwires: MultiCreations
NJ. 14. Wire, earwires and chain: Cookson Gold. Beads: Check your local bead
store. 15. Lampwork beads: Kathy Perras. Earwires: Saki Silver. 16. All materials:
ABC Direct. 17. Chain: RJ Beads. Beads: Ovington Glass Studio. All other materials:
check your local bead store. 18. Green and yellow crystals: Mega Jewels. Wire and
findings: Multi Creations NJ. 19. Disc beads: Blue Heeler Glass. Rondelle beads:
Jewels by Shari. All other materials: check your local bead store. 20. Wire: Fusion
Beads. Beads: The Beadin’ Path. Earwires: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.
21. Beads: Beadworks. Findings: MultiCreations NJ. 22. Silver Circles and Triangles:
Pegasus Imports. Twist Rings: Check your local bead store. Earwires: Fire Mountain
Gems and Beads. 23. Wire, earwires, and metal beads: Cookson Gold. Crystals and
lampwork beads: Check your local bead store. 24. Beads: The Beady Eye. All other
materials: check your local bead store. 25. Wire beads: Super Time International,
Corp. Earwires: You and Me Findings. 26. Earwires: Saki Silver. Rectangle
components: Pegasus Imports. Crystallized™-Swarovski Elements 6mm x 9mm Jet
0114 drop: Check your local bead store. 27. Wire and earwires: Fusion Beads. 28.
Bead caps: Simply Metal. Chain: Ornamentea. Earwires: Fusion Beads. 29. Black
craft wire: Parawire. Earwires: Michaels. Violin beads: Bead Creative. 30. All colors
craft wire: Parawire. Jump rings: AC Moore. Earwires: Michaels.
Your local bead shopmay be able to order resources
listed as “wholesale only.” ASK THEM!
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East of Oz
PO Box 665
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 798-7961
www.eastofoz.com
Elemental Adornments
(319) 364-0658
www.eadornments.com
Embroidered Soul
www.embroideredsoul.com
Evergreen Trading Co.
607 S. Hill Street, Suite 431
Los Angeles, CA 90014-1774
(213) 688-2723
Family Glass
(913) 231-1313
www.familyglass.com
Feeling Inspired?
http://www.feelinginspired.com.au/
Sydney, Australia: feelingin-
spired@ihug.com.au
Melbourne, Australia:
melbourne@feelinginspired.com.au
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads
1 Fire Mountain Wy.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
(800) 355-2137
www.firemountaingems.com
Fusionbeads.com
3830 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(888) 781-3559
www.fusionbeads.com
Green Girl Studios
PO Box 19389
Asheville, NC 28815
(828) 298-2263
www.greengirlstudios.com
Holy & Pure Gemstone
P.O. Box 541513
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 225-6850
www.holygemstone.com
Jess Imports
(415) 626-1433
www.jessimports.com
Jewels by Shari
www.jewelsbyshari.etsy.com
Joan Miller
www.joanmiller.com
Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts
www.joann.com
Kab's Creative Concepts
Kerry Bogert
www.kabsconcepts.com
Kalpataru Imports, Inc.
1170 Broadway #207
New York , NY 10001
212-471-0021
www.kalpatarubeads.com
Kathy Perras
www.kathyperras.com
Keith O'Connor
keithraku@msn.com
Mega Jewels
megajewelsla@sbcglobal.net
Michaels
(800) MICHAELS
www.michaels.com
Multi Creations NJ
1405 Rte. 185, #102
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(732) 607-6422
MyELEMENTS
410 Butter Road
York, PA 17404
(717) 292-6678
www.myelementsbyyvonne.com
Northcoast Beadmakers
PO Box 37 Morayfield
Queensland 4506 AUSTRALIA
+61 7 5496 7779
beads@northcoastbeadmakers.com
www.northcoastbeadmakers.com
North Star Jewelry Supply
4680 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 442-2577
www.nsjewelrysupply.com
Ornamentea
509 N. West St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 834-6260
www.ornamentea.com
Osiris Beads
(231) 631-1037
www.osirisbeads.com
Out On a Whim
121 E. Cotati Ave.
Cotati, CA 94931
(800) 232-3111
www.whimbeads.com
Ovington Glass Studio
www.ovingtonglassstudio.com
Patricia Healey
Patricia Healey@verizon.net
Parawire
2-8 Central Ave.
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973) 672-0500
www.parawire.com
Pegasus Imports
5468 Skylane Blvd Suite #102
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(800) 742-2323
www.pegasusimports.com
Ring Lord, The
290C RR6
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J9
CANADA
(306) 374-1335
www.theringlord.com
Rio Grande
(800) 545-6566
www.riogrande.com
Riverstone Bead Company
6131 Hemlock Avenue
Miller Beach, IN 46403
(219) 939-2050
www.riverstonebead.com
RJ Beads
www.rjbeads.etsy.com
Saki Silver
(513) 221-5480
www.sakisilver.com
Scientic Wire Co.
18 Raven Road
South Woodford
London, E18 1HW
United Kingdom
www.wires.co.uk
Sears Hardware
www.sears.com
Shiana
www.shiana.com
SII Findings
(480) 839 - 0703
www.siifindings.com
Simply Metal
www.simplymetal.etsy.com
Star's Clasps
139A Church St. NW
Vienna, VA 22180
(800) 207-2805
www.starsclasps.com
Sunyno
www.sunyno.etsy.com
Super Time International Corp.
8687 Grovement Circle
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
www.supertimebeads.com
Susan K. Nestor Studios
(248) 496-4486
www.susanknestor.com
T.B. Hagstoz & Son Inc.
709 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(800) 922-1006
www.hagstoz.com
TierraCast
(800) 222-9939
www.tierracast.com
TimewellCorp, wholesale only
(800) 950-8580
www.timewellcorp.com
Urban Maille
www.urbanmaille.com
Via Murano
17654 Newhope St., Ste. A
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(877) VIAMURANO
www.viamurano.com
Wholesale Beads
51/148 Chesterville Road
Moorabbin, VIC 3189 AUSTRALIA
www.wholesalebeads.com.au
You and Me Findings
(866) 619-2626
www.youandmefindings.net
Z Designs
Joanne Zekowski
joannezekowski@yahoo.com
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Just Bead It!–Concord
www.justbeaditconcord.com
Beads to thread, wire and just admire. All for beading to
your heart’s desire. Family owned since 2003. Open Mon,
Wed, Thu, and Fri 11–7; Sat 11–6; Sun 12–5.
2051 Harrison St., Ste C (925) 682-6493
Creative Castle–Newbury Park
www.creativecastle.com
Ventura County’s largest selection of beads. Seed beads,
Delica, vintage glass beads and buttons, Czech glass,
Swarovski crystals, charms, findings, sterling, and gold filled.
Over 450 book titles. Classes with nationally known teach-
ers. Open Tue–Sun, closed Mon. ctripp@creativecastle.com.
2321 Michael Dr. (877) BEADS4U
The Black Bead–San Diego
A great San Diego bead store by the beach. We have a unique
and complete collection of everything for the bead enthusi-
ast, at any level. All varieties of beads, chain, wire, findings,
books, tools, and more. Wed–Sat 10:30–7, Sun 11–6.
5003 Newport Ave. (619) 222-2115
The Bouncing Bead–San Diego
www.thebouncingbead.com
We enable your addiction! A great selection of Swarovski,
Miyuki, and Czech. Don’t forget about the findings and
great classes! Friendly and outgoing sisters who are admit-
ted enablers! Open 7 days a week.
8323 La Mesa Blvd. (619) 460-2323
Beadniks–Santa Monica
www.beadniks.com
Immerse yourself in a 2,000 sq. ft. world of rare beads,
unique findings, and exotic treasures. Just steps from the
Pier and a block off the famous 3rd St. Promenade. Mon–Sat
10–9; Sun 12–4.
203 Arizona Ave. (310) 395-0033
COLORADO
Luna’s Beads & Glass–Frisco
www.lunasbeads.com
Vast assortment of beads and supplies. Delicas, seed beads,
triangles, cubes, drops, bugles, lampwork, Swarovski, Czech
glass, semiprecious, Bali and sterling silver, findings, books,
tools, hemp, wire. Friendly, knowledgeable assistance.
416 Main St. (5th and Main) (970) 668-8001
FLORIDA
The Beading Boutique–Altamonte Springs
3,100 sq. ft. of fabulous beading magic. Largest collection of
Toho and Delica seed beads in Central Florida. Extensive selec-
tion of beads, findings, pearls, crystals, etc. A beader’s dream
come true. Must see to believe. Instruction offered daily. Parties,
Girls’ Night Out, and so much more. Come in and relax at
gourmet coffee bar while choosing a new creation to make
and take. Spend the morning, afternoon, or entire day. Open
7 days/week.
1046 Montgomery Rd (407) 574-7164
All Strung Out–Cocoa Beach
www.allstrungout.us
Beads, buttons, baubles, yarns, fibers! Exceptionally exquis-
ite, inspirational items. Great ideas and free
instruction—fantasy environment. 10% off purple on rainy
days. Come have fun with us.
46 N. Brevard Ave. (321) 783-4550
Bead & Art–Lighthouse Point (Pompano)
www.beadandart.com
South Florida’s friendliest bead store. Tons of semiprecious,
pearls, Czech, Swarovski, sterling, tools, supplies. Original
lampworked beads. Classes and kits. Check out our website
for store location and class schedules.
5034 N. Federal Hwy. (954) 418-3390
GEORGIA
Atlanta Bead Market–Gwinnett Co.
www.atlantabeadmarket.com
A large, diverse variety of beads and oh-so-many seeds
and Delicas. Full-service bead store and gathering place
for all beaders. Friendliest staff in town. Located off I-985,
exit 8 Friendship Rd., 10 minutes from Mall of Georgia.
Tue–Fri 10–6, Wed 10–8, Sat 10–4.
922 Gainsville Hwy. (Buford Hwy.) (678) 714-8293
MARYLAND
Marvin Schwab/The Bead Warehouse–Silver Spring
www.thebeadwarehouse.com
Wholesale and mail order. Huge selection of semiprecious
beads, freshwater pearls, tools, and supplies. Findings in
sterling silver, gold-filled, 14k, and plated. Showroom by
appointment and special open hours. Fax (301) 565-0489;
e-mail beadware@erols.com.
2740 Garfield Ave. (301) 565-0487
MASSACHUSETTS
Beadworks–Boston/Cambridge/Salem
www.beadworksboston.com
Three area bead shops offering vintage and contemporary
beads, findings, and tools from around the world. Jewelry-
making classes and repairs. Visit our website for locations
and hours.
167 Newbury St. (617) 247-722723
Church St. (617) 868-977710
Front St. (978) 741-2323
MICHIGAN
Bead Gallery–Ann Arbor
www.beadgalleryannarbor.com
A fabulous selection of gemstones, pearls, glass, Swarovski,
African trade, findings, and a huge selection of chain.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Beading, lampworking,
and metalsmithing classes. Open 7 days. Great sales! Senior
day Tuesday. Student day Sunday.
311 E. Liberty St. (734) 663-6800
World of Rocks–Ypsilanti
(I-94 to exit 183 go north past Michigan Ave.)
www.worldofrocks.com
Fun and classes highlighting wire wrapping, metalworking,
chain, and beading. Beginners to advanced. Findings, silver,
crystals, tools, supplies, and many rock specialties. Mon,
Tue, Thu 11–5; Wed and Fri 11–7; Sat 10–6.
42 N. Huron St. (734) 481-9981
MINNESOTA
Stormcloud Trading Co. (Beadstorm)–Saint Paul
www.beadstorm.com
Full range of tools and supplies for the wireworker and met-
alsmith. Featuring sheet metal, wire, chain, metal clay, and
the tools for all of them. Indulge your muse by adding metal
to your crafting skills.
725 Snelling Ave. N. (651) 645-0343
NEW JERSEY
Extraordinary Beads–Clinton
Full-service shop offering high-quality beads and supplies.
Variety of sterling, gold-filled, and copper wire and find-
ings, wire-working books and tools. Great classes, great
service. Come in! Tue, Wed, Thu 10–6; Fri 10–7:30; Sun 12–5.
extraordinarybeadz1@att.net.
2 E. Main St. (908) 735-6797
Multi Creations (NJ) Inc.–Old Bridge
www.MultiCreationsNJ.com
All kinds of silver, gold-filled, and 14/18k gold findings, chains
by foot, Bali silver beads, hill tribe silver, gemstone and glass
beads, pearls and Swarovski crystals, beading accessories,
tools, and much more at wholesale prices. Tue–Sat 10–6; Sun
11–3; closed Mon. MultiCreationsNJ@aol.com;
mobile (732) 642-2260; fax (732) 607-6416.
1405 Rt. 18 S., Unit #102 (732) 607-6422
The Bead Cellar–Pennsauken
www.beadcellar.com
Experience beading in a warm, sharing, and creative atmos-
phere while browsing our extensive inventory. Thousands
of seed and accent beads, lampwork and semiprecious, find-
ings and supplies. Just minutes from Philadelphia with easy
parking, free instruction, parties, and classes.
6305 Westfield Ave. (856) 665-4744
NEW MEXICO
Creative Wire Studio–Albuquerque
creativewireonline.com
Have a desire to express your creativity? Want to create your
own unique designs? Then Camille Argeanas is your teacher!
Learn basic and advanced techniques with beads and all types
of wire, incorporating them into today’s fashions. Group,
private, and apprenticeship classes are waiting for you!
E-mail creativewire@qwest.net.
PO Box 10256 (505) 898-4185
To be listed in “Stop to Shop” please contact Monica Turner at 800-272-2193 x424
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Let’s Bead!–East Rochester
www.letsbead.com
Bright, full-service, NEWLY EXPANDED bead shop. 2,400 sq.
ft. of beads, Swarovski crystals, tools, books, stringing materi-
als, findings, chain mail, Kumihimo, and more! Get friendly help
at one of 4 design stations, or take one of our many classes.
349 W. Commercial St. (585) 586-6550
Studio 34 Bead Mercantile and Gallery–Rochester
www.studio34beads.com
Specializing in contemporary jewelry and glass. Beads,
books, EuroTools, BeadSmith, Lindstom, wire, PMC, crys-
tals, Mykonos, custom glass beads. Classes for
metalsmithing, wireworking, PMC, polymer, chain mail,
glass beadmaking, design, repair, seed bead, beginner to
master. New York’s premier public access studio and store.
34 Elton St. (585) 737-5858
Park Ave Beads–Wantagh
www.ParkAveBeads.com
The best bead shop on Long Island with friendly, experienced,
and talented staff carrying gemstones, fresh water pearls,
seed beads, Swarovski, Czech, findings, Bali, sterling silver,
thread, tools, and Kazuri beads at the lowest prices. Classes,
parties, and groups. gail@parkavebeads.com.
3341 Park Ave. (516) 221-7167
NORTH CAROLINA
Bead Boutique–Matthews
www.beadboutiquenc.com
Everything you need to bead with the largest selection in
the Charlotte area. Sterling, semiprecious, Swarovski, pearls,
Czech, seed beads, findings, solder, tools, Art Clay Dis-
tributor, PMC, Moretti, lampwork, classes, parties, repair,
custom work, and much more! Open Mon–Sat.
2312-A Matthews-Township Pkwy. (704) 845-2848
OHIO
Beads N More–Akron-Green
www.beadsnmore.biz
Wonderful selection of Swarovski, seed beads, gemstones,
beading supplies, books—everything for the beader. Many
classes available by nationally known teachers. Friendly
and knowledgeable staff to help with designing and all of
your beading needs.
1840 Town Park Blvd., Ste. J, (330) 899-8611
Uniontown (Green)
OKLAHOMA
The Beadles–Broken Arrow
www.beadlesbeadshop.com
Beads to beat the band! Beads take center stage in our
showroom and classroom. Whether you are looking for a
rock-star centerpiece or some great back-up beads, our
selection and service are sure to make you twist and shout.
114 W. Dallas St. (918) 806-8945
OREGON
Azillion Beads–Bend
“More beads than you can imagine!” NEW LOCATION IN
BEND. Over 2,000 sq. ft. of beads. Call for directions.
E-mail azillionbeads@gmail.com.
240 NE Emerson, Ste. 110 (541) 617-8854
Azillion Beads–Eugene
“More beads than you can imagine!” Call for directions. E-
mail azillionbeads@gmail.com.
665 Conger, Ste. J (541) 338-8311
14 Oakway Center (inside) (541) 343-2276
PENNSYLVANIA
Buttercup Beads–Pottstown
www.buttercupbeads.com
New store! Let your creativity blossom in our cozy cottage
setting. Classes, parties, oh-so-pretty-sparkly-things, and
most of all, fun! One-stop shopping in an open workshop
environment. Artisan/bead-addict owned and operated.
buttercupbeads@aol.com.
2151 E. High St., Ste. A (484) 524-8231
TENNESSEE
White Fox Bead Studio–Maryville (Knoxville)
www.white-fox-bead-studio.com
Full-service bead shop. Great selection of wire by the foot,
including sterling, copper, enameled copper, gold-filled,
and more. Expert and friendly service, awesome selection,
and fun classes. Visit www.whitefoxbeads.com for hours,
directions, and class schedule.
145 Cherokee Heights Dr. (865) 980-0237
WASHINGTON
Island Beads Inc.–Burlington
www.islandbeadsinc.com
Largest bead source in northern Washington. Stones, pearls,
African, Czech, Swarovski, Miyuki, Toho, glass, findings,
sterling, books, magazines, jewelry, and more. Tue–Sat 10–6.
*Classes*. islandbeadsinc@comcast.net.
520 S. Spruce St. (360) 707-0181
CANADA
Strung Out On Beads–Abbotsford
www.strungoutonbeads.ca
Come and check out our huge selection. New arrivals every
week. Knowledgeable friendly staff, relaxing environment,
coffee, and a newspaper for your spouse! Classes, bridal
parties, special group functions, call for details.
33735 Essendene Ave. (604) 852-8677
Bead Box Inc.–Pointe Claire, Montreal
This unique bead boutique located in the historic Pointe
Claire Village is truly a beaderís delight. We offer an
amazing selection of semiprecious, glass, Swarovski,
Delica, Thai, and Bali silver. Artistic workshops and friendly
staff await you. Tue–Wed 11–6; Thu–Fri 11–7; Sat 10–5; Sun
12–5.
17-B Cartier Ave. (514) 697-4224
Kimdoly Beads–Vancouver
www.kimdoly.com
Now with 2 locations to serve you in downtown Vancou-
ver! Wide selection of semiprecious pearls, findings, and
tools at factory-direct prices. Classes at Denman store.
Come in today for a unique beading experience.
909 Denman St. (604) 683-2788479
Richards St. (604) 669-7288
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AD Adornments........................................................9
Beadalon....................................................................41
Beadin' Path, The......................................................11
BeadSmith/Helby Imports ...................................18
Beaducation Lisa Niven Kelly ..............................35
Beadwife, The..........................................................45
Bezel Form................................................................45
CGM Inc. ..............................................................2, 99
ChainWeavers.........................................................45
Charm Factory.........................................................45
Excelta Corporation................................................15
Fire Mountain Gems & Beads...........................100
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Urban Maille Chainworks.....................................35
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Vintaj Natural Brass Co. ..........................................5
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