Learning how to wire wrap....

I was just baffled by some of the wire work available on Etsy! There are some phenomenal pieces. I felt inspired to learn. I decided to wing it and create something of my own. There are plenty of tutorials, but I like the challenge of learning by doing it on my own.

So this is what I have so far. Originally it consisted of 4 seperate pieces of 20 gauge wire, and they are all connected by smaller 28 gauge wire. It's just basic silver plated craft wire to start with. I will see later how comfortable I feel using sterling. You know, maybe I will try it when it is so expensive that I have to mortgage my cat.

There is a woman Eni Oken who makes some great jewelry and also offers her tutorials at her website. The Etsy seller who is responsible for inspiring me to twist all these little loops is Magdalena of Magdalena's Atelier who sells thru her Etsy shop.

Check it out, you will be amazed!

11 comments:

Regal Beads said...

be sure to post the finished piece so we can see! it looks like it's coming along nicely!

Enchanted Beads said...

It is fascinating...I always wanted to learn wire wraping. I am not sure my arthritis would let me do it now.
I would like to see the finished product...

Licia said...

I completed it to a point where I have to decide what to do next. Will absolutely post the completed work.

Dawn N said...

I've played around with wire wrapping a little. I like the look of the metal with the beads. Can't wait to see your finished piece.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

You did a wonderful job for teaching yourself. I don't know that I could do that.

thebeadedlily said...

Oh Wow! That's looking incredible!

Nichole, you know where to find me :) said...

The new designs are fabulous lady!

MyFairLadyVT4 said...

I think that is really inspiring. I can see why you are trying it. I want to try that someday.

Anna said...

Wonderful piece so far! Can't wait to see the finished piece! I haven't tried my hand at anything other than beadweaving and stringing as of yet.

Mindless Pursuits said...

I can't wait to see the finished piece! It looks and sounds like a whole new door has opened for you and I'm looking forward to seeing where it leads you!

Julie said...

It is looking great so far Licia! I can't wait to see what you do with it to finish it! I say you have done a great job for a "first-timer" on this one!