- The two basic concepts for working with wire: wire gauge and wire hardness;
- How to make loops for wire jewelry;
- How to use headpins;
- How to manufacture briolette earrings.
- How to make spirals for headpins and other jewelry applications;
- How to make ear wires and finish them;
- How to make clasps;
- How to make jump rings for chain and other applications;
- Sanding and hammering techniques.
The insert describes what materials you’ll need for making loops and earrings. However, we suggest you watch the more advanced section first before buying tools as some are optional and can be expensive.
The DVD is $12.99 plus $2.74 shipping.
To jump start your ability to work with wire, we’ve developed a supply kit that includes all you need for a fast start in this important area. Using the materials in the supply, you’ll practice making loops with copper gauge. Then you’ll make a necklace with change and two pairs of companion earrings. The supply kit includes:
- Four feet of 20 gauge copper wire (not pictured)
- Round nose pliers (Pictured below)
- Chain nose pliers (Pictured below)
- Flush cutters (Pictured below)
- Hematite beads for necklace (Pictured)
- Chain for necklace (a foot of chain is included, more than enough for this project
- A lobster claw clasp; (Pictured above)
- Jump ring for clasp (Pictured above)
- Wire for loops; (Approximately three feet, more than enough to accommodate mistakes)
- Ear wires for drop earring. (Pictured)
- Headpins for drop earring. (Pictured)
- Hematite for drop earrings. (Pictured)
- Ear wires for chain earrings. (Pictured)
- Headpins for chain earrings. (Pictured)
- Wire for chain earrings. (Pictured)
- Chain for earrings. (Pictured)
- Hematite for chain earrings. (Pictured)
The supply kit is $47.