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In our web site we provide instructions for making jewelry with wire and beads, making jewelry with gemstones and findings, making jewelry by stringing beads, making jewelry by setting 1/2 drilled pearls into findings with glue, and several other techniques. In the below paragraphs we try to provide information and links to get you started in one of these jewelry making techniques. If you don't find the technique below that you want, please try WigJig University by selecting here or send us an e-mail.
For someone trying to get started in making jewelry with wire and beads, there are four basic topics that must be addressed. These topics are:
Let's begin by discussing what we mean by the phrase "making jewelry with wire and beads". As in many endeavors there are many ways to make jewelry. Making jewelry for some means adding a gemstone to a finding like a ring in a manner that permanently fixes the gemstone in place. This is certainly making jewelry. We discuss several approaches to making jewelry with gemstones or CZs and findings here. We have kits for making jewelry with gemstones and jewelry making findings here.
Making jewelry for others means stringing beads on silk or synthetic thread using knots or on flexible wire with crimp beads. These two techniques are certainly making jewelry. We do discuss these bead stringing approaches here and here, but the techniques for making jewelry with knotted thread and beads will not be discussed in this beginner's section. We do have a beginner's beadstringing kit with free step-by-step instructions that you can view here.
We also have instructions for making pearl beads jewelry by gluing 1/2 drilled pearl beads into jewelry making findings. You can view our pearl beads kits here.
Another way to make jewelry is to use processes that involve heat like casting or soldering components to make finished jewelry pieces. We do not discuss these techniques in this web site. There are other sources for information on how to make jewelry with soldering or casting.
Now for what we do discuss in great detail -- we will discuss the tools, supplies and techniques necessary for making jewelry components out of beads and jewelry wire and how to connect these components together with no soldering required. For some, this craft is called wire wrapping because instead of soldering wire components, wire is wrapped around itself or other pieces of wire to form permanent pieces of jewelry. To begin learning about this craft please, select Jewelry Making Skills, Jewelry Making Supplies or Jewelry Making Tools. After reviewing these three pages of information, please continue through our Beginner's Jewelry Making Instructions starting with page 1. We also have several kits to get a beginner started making jewelry with wire and beads here.
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