Jewelry Making Techniques by WigJig in Alphabetical Order

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WigJig University Techniques for Jewelry Making and Wire Design
Please note that new techniques are added at the end.  To view our most recent
additions please see our Jewelry Techniques Pages 10, 11 and 12.

Jewelry Techniques: 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  11  12  Alphabetical List  Spiral Maker  Twist 'n' Curl  Jig Tips   
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Jewelry Making for Beginners Start Here!   View our Generic Jewelry Making Instructions

Anatomy of a Wire Bead
Anniversary Gifts
Astrological Signs

Avoiding Tarnish in Silver Jewelry Wire
Bail Finding  
Basic Loops
Beads/Inch Measure:  A & B 
Bead Wrap  
Bead Sizes
Bead Shapes
Bead Wraps
Between the Coils Wrap
Bicone Shaping
Beginners Jewelry Making Instructions  
Birthstone
Bracelet Lengths
Braiding
Brass/Copper/Other Wire
Cabochon Pendant
Cages
Catch with Hook Clasp
Chain -- Commercial  
Chains from Coils
Chains - Queens
Chains - Specialty
Chains - Spool Knitting
Chains - Wave
Chains - Wrapped Chain Bracelet Jewelry Making
Clasps
Clasps #2
Clasps #3  
Cleaning/Polishing
Coin Pendant
Complex Bead (Twist 'n' Curl)
Connector for Leather or Hemp
Converting a Link to a Clasp
Correcting mistakes
Covering  Artistic Wire Ends

Crimping
Draw Plate
Ear Cuff Jewelry Making Finding 
Earring Bodies
Ear Thread Earrings  
End Caps for Chains
Enlarging/Smoothing Bead Holes
Etching/Matting Glass Beads
Eye Loops
Fiber Beads & Chains
Figure 8 Chain One
Figure 8 Chain Two
Figure 8 Connector  
Figure 8 Connector Wrapped 
Figure 8 Knot
Figure Eight Loops
Filing Wire
Filing Wire Ends Round
Finishing Ends of Coils
Flattening wire
Flattened Coils
Flush Cuts and Wire Tips
Gold
Gold-Filled Ft./Ounce
Gluing Beads
Gluing Knots
Hammering Wire
Hardening Wire
Head pins
Hooks
Hook (another style)
Hook and Catch Clasp
Illusion Jewelry
Interchangeable Yoke Necklace
Jigs - Starting with a basic loop
Jigs - Starting in center of wire
Jigs - Starting in a jig hole
Jig Tips
Jump rings
Knotting Macrame
Knotting Soft Flex
Knots Overhand
Knots - Square
Knots - Lark's Head
Knots - Between Beads
Leather Necklace
Letters in Jewelry Wire 
Making Earrings with Ear Thread Jewelry Findings  
Making Head Pins 
Measures
Memory Wire - Cutting
Memory Wire - Making Jewelry
Metric Conversions:  1    2
Minimizing wire nicks & marks
Minimizing Tarnish is Sterling Silver
More Bling Jewelry 
Mounting a Coin or Cabochon  
Necklace Lengths
Needles
Opening & Closing Loops
Organizing patterns and designs
Oxidizing Wire/Metal
Pins
Polishing
Ribboned Scrolls
Scrolling Loops
Separating Coils
Silver
Silver Ft./Ounce
Silver (Avoiding tarnish)   
Simple Bead (Twist 'n' Curl)
Soft Flex
Snap Fit Settings 
Spirals and the Spiral Maker
Spiral Ear Wire
Spool Knitting  More Spool Knitting
Stands for Display of Jewelry
Straightening wire
Super Pegs and Nylon Spacers
Stars 
Storage, Organize, & Clean Tips
Tarnish Prevention
Teardrop Loops
Templates - Olympus
Templates - Delphi
Threads & Cords
Tightening Bead Wraps
Toggle Clasp
Tool Preparation
Turning a Link into a Hook & Catch
Twist 'n' Curl Longer Coils
Twist 'n' Curl Wire Coils & Beads
Twisted wire on the Twist 'n' Curl
Twisting wire
Wacketdown
Wire Gauges:  A & B
Wire Ft/Ounce Measurements
Wire Beads
Wire Hardness
Wire Twister
Wrapped Loops
Wrapped Link
Writing in Wire

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Last modified: October 23, 2014

This WigJig web page is provided as part of WigJig University - College of Jewelry Techniques.  We try to provide interesting techniques for making jewelry using beads, jewelry wire and other jewelry supplies.  We hope that the skills taught on these web pages will provide you enough information for you to incorporate these techniques in your own jewelry  projects.  For beginners, we suggest that you start with a visit to our Beginners Start Here pages. These pages discuss the skills necessary for making jewelry in the detail that beginners need. We also suggest that beginners to making jewelry might need to visit the WigJig University College of Jewelry Designs for projects using the skills and techniques shown here. 

 Most, but not all of the jewelry supplies shown here can be purchased in our WigJig store.  We try to have a complete selection of jewelry supplies in our store including chain, wire, glass beads, findings, watches, tools, etc. 

The jewelry projects shown here do not use Sterling Silver.  The reason for this is simple, it is harder to get good pictures of Sterling Silver wire components than with colored wire including gold-filled, copper, or brass wire.  Any project shown in colored wire can be made in Sterling Silver wire.