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Intro to Fine Wire Wrapping

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By innerdiameter   |   
Published: May 25, 2010
Here is my first wire wrapping tutorial!

This tutorial is meant to give people a first step towards advanced wire wrapping, which is why I call it a 'beginner advanced tutuoral'.

I certainly didn't get results like this my first try, so don't get discouraged if wires aren't lining up for you, or are bending in a different direction than you hoped! Sometimes you have to follow the wires, even if you end up with a different design than you had in mind.

If you do make something with this tutorial, please leave a link in the comments - I would love to see what you come up with! :D


Here is a finished photo of the piece I made in this tutorial: [link]
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Looking for a store that sells square and half-round wire? Here's where I shop:

Gold filled, Argentium and sterling silver, and silver filled
Antiqued brass and coated coppers
Brass and copper

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If you like wearing this style of jewelry but you don't like making it personally, I do sell my jewelry at my etsy store, and I take commisions :)



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2dazed's avatar
Thanks so much for sharing this! Very helpful, & useful. 
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome!
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cybelemoonHobbyist General Artist
I've fought so hard to make my wraps ... sometimes it takes me many tries (would hate to have that happen with SS)  I would love to know of a good place to get sterling silver at a reasonable (or cheaper) price.   Chain, wire, findings etc.   I
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
If you're worried about costs for metals and you want to practice, there's some links to brass and copper wire (as well as silver/gold filled) in the description, and you can switch to sterling once you're more comfortable. Silver has a minimum base price since it's a traded commodity!
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cybelemoonHobbyist General Artist
Oh awesome thanks!  :)
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Linda2PawlowskiHobbyist Artist
thank you! i am definitely going to give this a try.
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome! good luck with it :)
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susanhochHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made it !! Thank you so much for the Wonderful Tutorial ! You made it so easy to understand. You are Awesome at what you do . Keep up the Great Work !
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ChaosfaeriedesignsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nicely done
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KiidashiaHobbyist General Artist
Used this tutorial to make this: kiiryathemuse.deviantart.com/a…

Thanks!
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
awesome! I hope you had fun making it :)
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YammiYammiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi!
I liked your tutorial very much and I'd like to translate your tutorial into Russian, so that people from Russian-speaking countries can also make such beautiful things. May I translate it?
I'll write that it's your tutorial and give a link on this page of course!
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! You are welcome to translate the tutorial. I have the original photoshop document on a backup drive, if you would like to use that.
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YammiYammiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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ShinjuukiHobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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SiihrayaProfessional Artisan Crafter
thanks for this very helpful tutorial :)
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
no problem, I hope it helps you make great jewelry!
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xTwilightWingsxHobbyist Digital Artist
=) This will be nice to come back to when I'm better at wire wrapping ! Thanks for the share!
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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DARiyaKUTEPOVAHobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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BlackBlossomJewelryHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for this tutorial!! I had the basics and saw this style all over deviantart but couldn't figure it out. Now I get it. Thank you again! Will you be making more of them?
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innerdiameterProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yay! We probably won't be making more tutorials in the near future because graduate school, but who knows what will happen a few years down the road.
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AnUndefinedRomanceHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, very well done! I can see myself trying something of the sort. Thanks for posting.
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