Wire wrapped jewellery making – Everything you need to know

Wire wrapped jewellery making goes back thousands of years, as far back as 1446 BC in fact, and is still very popular today. It enables you to create sculpted metal pieces without the need for soldering and lots of other tools. It’s common to see anything from gemstones, to cabochons to charms wire wrapped. Pure wire work is also very popular. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things wire wrapping to help you along your jewellery making journey.

Definition

Wire wrapping is the process of bending wire into a loop, then wrapping it around itself to finish it off.

What you need for wire wrap jewellery making

Wire
  • Anything you may want to wrap the wire around e.g. a gemstone
Gemstone
Snipe nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Side cutters

Wire wrapping projects to get you started

We hope you’ve enjoyed our article about all things wire wrap jewellery making. If you have any questions or want to know more, get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’d also love to see what you’ve been making so please share pictures of your creations with us too, tagging Cooksongold!

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