Wire weaving is a wonderful way to set your jewelry designs apart from the crowd. While weaving techniques can sometimes be a little harder to master than simple wire-wrapping, it won’t take you too long to get the hang of it using these wire-weaving jewelry tutorials.
When you begin wire weaving choose a wire that is inexpensive and forgiving to practice with. You’ll typically need at least two different sizes of jewelry wire, a larger size wire for the support and frame of the piece, and a smaller gauge wire to do the weaving with.
In this first tutorial, Nicole Hanna has put together a free downloadable guide to the many different types of wire weaving styles. You’ll notice she has a lovely organic style to her designs. She shares many great examples of the wire weave possibilities . Be sure to down load the PDF on her site and use it.
Introduction to Wire Wrapping: Types of Weave
“Though this is hardly a comprehensive course on wire weaving, I find the weaves showcased here easy to implement, full of rich detail and capable of turning a singular bead or stone into an elaborate centerpiece.”
Original Source : http://www.nicolehannajewelry.com/pdf-tutorials/types-of-weave/
Next learn the basics of wire weaving techniques with Gailavira. If you want to use wire weaving ,these techniques will be used in almost every design you make so it is a wonderful place to get started!
Wire Jewelry Making – Basic Weaving Techniques
“This tutorial teaches a few basic weaving techniques. These techniques are very important to know when you first start weaving with wire. Most weaving projects you encounter will incorporate some form of at least one of these techniques.”
Next jewelry designer and artist Dawn Blair helps you get started wire weaving with her tutorial on wire weaving 101. She makes it easy to get started on this wonderful technique!
Wire Weaving 101
“For your very first weaving, I suggest you use a very large gauge wire that will be stiff and easy to handle for your two base wires. Here I have used 10 gauge aluminum. I have chosen 24 gauge aqua color enamel coated copper wire so you can easily see the process.”
Original source: http://cellocarrots.blogspot.com/2011/08/wire-weaving-101.html
Check out this video by Rachel Murgatroyd that will walk you through step by step on your first wire weaving attempt.
Basic Wire Weaving Tutorial
“This is the first step in weaving wire, this tutorial shows you how to create an easy and basic piece of weaving that can then be used to create many other pieces of jewellery.”
Original Source : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad5xamBVEng
Jewelry artist Donna Spadafore shares how to accomplish the basic weave and the techniques you can master to create wire woven jewelry.
Wire Weaving Techniques: The Basic Weave
“New wire weavers, start with this tutorial. These wire weaving techniques are the most basic ones you’ll need on your wire weaving journey.”
Original Source : http://www.how-to-make-jewelry.com/wire-weaving-techniques.html
Dawn Blair shares another easy and fun weave that will help you learn to control your wires and improve your skill.
Wire weaving: “checkerboard” weave
“Checkerboard Weave! This is my favorite weave. It is a simple weave that helps build skill and control with the wire. It can be used may ways in design and handles curves well, since there are spaces between the wrapped sections.”
Now that you have practiced your wire weaving use those practice pieces to create two wonderful rings. Rachel Murgatroyd shares lovely rings that you can make from your practice weaves. Be sure to check them out!
Basic Woven Wire Ring – Tutorial
“So you watched the tutorial about the wire weaving but what do you do with it? Why not make a basic ring?”
Basic Woven Ring – Tutorial 2
“This is a very delicate wire wrapped/ woven ring tutorial – The tutorial shows you all you need to make this pretty ring I used Swarovski crystal beads to decorate the ring but you could use any small beads- A very quick and easy design but very attractive.”