Jewelry Making with Wire and Beads -- Skills & Techniques a Beginner Needs to Know

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The jewelry making skills and/or techniques that must be learned in order to be successful in making jewelry the WigJig way are shown below.  Select any text or picture to navigate to our free jewelry making instructions for that skill.  Use your back button in your browser software to return to this web page. 

If you are a left handed jewelry crafter please select here to learn how to modify our instructions to remove our hidden right hand bias. 

Cutting Jewelry Wire -- Jewelry Making Skill
Cutting Jewelry Wire with Flush Cutters
Striaghtening Jewelry Wire -- Jewelry Making Skill
Straightening Jewelry Wire by Hand or with Nylon Jaw Pliers
Bending Jewlery Wire -- Jewelry Making Skill
How to Bend Jewelry Wire Using Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Making a "P" Loop in Jewelry Wire -- Jewelry Making Techniquel
Making a "P" Loop in Jewelry Wire Using Round Nose Pliers
Making a P Loop using Step Jaw Pliers -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making a "P" Loop in Jewelry Wire using Fine Step Jaw Pliers
Making an Eye Loop -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making an Eye Loop in Jewelry Wire Using Round Nose Pliers
Making an Open Loop -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making an Open Loop Using Bent Chain Nose, Round Nose Pliers and Flush Cutter
Making a Wrapped Loop -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making a Wrapped Loop including the Wrapped Bead Loop Using Bent Chain Nose and Round Nose Pliers
Making a Bead Dangle -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making a Bead Dangle Using One or More Beads and a Head Pin
Opening and Closing Loops -- Jewelry Making Technique
Opening and Closing Loops and/or Jump Rings Using Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Making a Figure 8 Connector -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making Connectors including the Figure 8 Connector Using Round Nose Pliers and a Flush Cutter
Making Loops in 16 Gauge Jewelry Wire -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making Loops in 16 Gauge and Larger Gauges of Jewelry Wire
Making an Open Jump Ring Finding -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making an Open Jump Ring Finding
Closing a Gap in  a Loops -- Jewelry Making Technique
Using Bent Closing Pliers to close a small gap in a jump ring or loop.
Making Jewelry Components on a WigJig Tool -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making Wire Components Using a WigJig Jewelry Making Tool
Making a Simple Earring -- Jewelry Making Technique
Connecting Components to Make Simple Earrings
Making a Wrapped Loop -- Jewelry Making Technique
Connecting Components to Make Chain for Bracelets, Necklaces and other Jewelry Items.
Hardening Jewelry Wire Components -- Jewelry Making Technique
How to harden wire to make permanent wire components.
Making a Head Pin Finding -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making a Head Pin Jewelry Finding
Making an Ear Wire Finding -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making an Ear Wire Jewelry Finding
Making a Clasp Finding -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making a Clasp Jewelry Finding
Making Gemstone Earrings -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making Jewelry with Snap-Fit and other Press to Fit Settings
Making Earrings with Ear Threads -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making Earrings using Ear Threads
Making Spirals with the WigJig Spiral Maker -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making Spirals with the WigJig Spiral Maker

Advanced Spirals

WigJig Spiral Maker Video
 on You Tube

Using A Cup Bur Jewelry Tool to Round the Cut Ends of Jewelry Wire
Using a Cup Bur Tool
To Round the Ends of Jewelry Wire

 
Using a WigJig Jewelry Making Tool -- Jewelry Making Technique
WigJig Jewelry Making Videos

WigJig Jewelry Making Basics
 on You Tube


 Making a Jewelry Wire Spacer Bar -- Jewelry Making Technique
Making a Jewelry Wire Spacer Bar
Gemstone and Cubic Zirconia Earrings
Setting Gemstones and Cubic Zirconia in Snap Fit Findings
Setting Bling Gemstones

More on Setting Gemstones

Still More on Setting Gemstones

Video on Setting Gemstones
 

Making a Permanent Spiral Head Pin Jewelry Wire Finding
Making a Permanent Spiral Head Pin Jewelry Wire Finding
Making Gemstone Rings with a Swirl Setting
Making Gemstone Rings with a Tiffany Setting
Making Gemstone Rings
  Making Low Wall Bezel Earrings with Cubic Zirconia GemstonesMaking Low Wall Bezel Earrings with Tanzanite Gemstones
Setting Gemstones in Low Wall Bezel Findings

Video on Setting Gemstones in Low Wall Bezel Findings

 

Alphabetical Listing of Jewelry Making Techniques                      More Jewelry Making Techniques

Queen of Clubs Earrrings Jewelry Making ProjectIf you can accomplish the skills identified above you should be able to make jewelry pieces as simple as the earrings shown at right or as complex as the bracelet shown below.  Please select any picture or any text in red above to view our instructions for that technique.  In many cases the web page associated with the skill above will also have links to additional information on that skill.  Deluxe Duplex Bracelet Jewelry Making Project

While we have a lot of free information available here, for some people, more detail may be appropriate.  For those people who want more detail on these skills purchase of our online book, "Wire Design Basics", may be appropriate.  You can find this online book in our internet store here.

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