/r/WireWrapping

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A subreddit for people who love and create wire wrapped goodies, jewelry and whatnot. A friendly place to post your questions, comments, pictures, and tutorials.

1) Please be kind to your fellow artists/admirers. If someone asks for criticism, please keep it constructive and kind. We're here to share, not get torn apart!

2) Tutorials are a big help to the community and posting them is highly encouraged.

3) There are no stupid questions. Ask away.

4) Please do not link directly to stores in the title/subject. You may link to stores in the comments, preferably your own. Keep phrases like "for sale, available, etsy" and other site names out of the titles.

5) Please keep photos free of distorting filters and text except a watermark. We're here to see the handcrafted artwork. :)

6) Have fun in here! Don't disparage your fellow redditors!

7) Please keep sales, trades, raffles and the like out of these posts! Thanks all!! There is a whole subreddit dedicated to selling and buying wire wrapped goods! :)


Resources (please share with me resources so I can put them here!) :)

Archived Tutorial Thread!

Interesting Forum on a rock tumbling board

Metalworkers.org

How to avoid getting ripped off shopping for gems/minerals

Wire wrap wikipedia page

Reddit MarketPlace for hand crafted items


Tutoirals for all!

Raftark Jewelry Youtube Channel

Oxana Crafts Youtube Channel

Valk 9 Designs Tutorial Channel

From /u/lookxitsxlauren: Wire weaving tutorials

From /u/zensnapple: IMNIUM weave tutorial

From /u/WireWrapSchool: Their YouTube channel

From /u/stirlingam: A YouTube playlist

YouTube Channel for Yvonne Williams. It's not all tutorials in wire weaving, but there's a bunch there.

From /u/ces614: Bikerrandy's basic wire wrap tutorial (pdf)

From /u/buffyferry: Tree of Life on Stone

From /u/Death_has_relaxed_me: Oxana Crafts

From /u/kayleighkavanagh: Viking knit around cabochon

The rest of her channel

From /u/DiscoKittie:

Carnival Weave,

Still's Tutorial page,

My playlist for Peruvian thread wrapped stuff,

my tree of life,

Beadalon Wire Twister

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I made a tree pendant with a tiger's eye gemstone.

2 Comments
2024/03/26
13:51 UTC

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Made this tree amulet today using one of my favorite stones, labradorite. ๐Ÿงก

5 Comments
2024/03/26
05:21 UTC

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recent piece I made with Blue Kyanite and Elite Shungite

0 Comments
2024/03/25
18:08 UTC

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Can you please advise on best sealant product for copper?

Hello, not a lot of people talk about sealing copper. I am not sure if that is bc they don't usually do it? If I don't, the copper will turn orange even after oxidation, after only a week or so. Is that normal? Please share your tips on how to apply, and buff, what tools do you use to get between the cracks? I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™

I am leaning toward Carnauba wax.

7 Comments
2024/03/25
00:05 UTC

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A couple more new pieces finished!

2 Comments
2024/03/24
22:08 UTC

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New Youtube Tutorial, Large Bead Pendant

0 Comments
2024/03/24
15:39 UTC

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Labradorite and Rutilated Quartz piece with an Opalite Crescent Moon

4 Comments
2024/03/24
15:34 UTC

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Custom piece I finished up today๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

17 Comments
2024/03/24
04:06 UTC

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Crazy Wire Wrap: Creative Making Key Hooks Video Tutorial

0 Comments
2024/03/23
09:47 UTC

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Tigers eye lion

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2024/03/23
06:01 UTC

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Tigers eye lion

Kinda fell off and did shop jewelry and fabrication for a year or so. Hereโ€™s a fun piece I made on my own time.

1 Comment
2024/03/23
06:00 UTC

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Thoughts/criticism

6 Comments
2024/03/23
03:14 UTC

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New Finger Bling

6 Comments
2024/03/21
14:58 UTC

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Canadian supplier please

Shout-out to all my fellow Canadian๐Ÿ jewelry makers

I am Looking for a quality wholesale Canadian supplier for my wire wrap jewelry, ideally with 925 sterling, gold filled, and copper - wire and findings. I would absolutely love to use Rio Grande but the shipping time is months and shipping international is so expensive! I am a tiny business and it's just not realistic at this time ๐Ÿ˜ž

Canadians, do you use Rio Grande? Do you find pricing sustainable?

Amazon is definitely unreliable, and way over priced for what you get.

2 Comments
2024/03/20
23:03 UTC

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Natrolite custom pendant I made recently

6 Comments
2024/03/20
19:29 UTC

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First successes! ๐Ÿ’š

Never really took an interest in jewelry making until I saw the absolutely amazing stuff that can be done with wire wrapping ๐Ÿ˜

It thought Iโ€™d give it a go, and these are my two most successful. Im super proud of these, and Iโ€™m super excited to keep trying! ๐Ÿ˜‹

7 Comments
2024/03/20
16:34 UTC

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Custom-made bloodstone that doubles as a pin/brooch or necklace

0 Comments
2024/03/20
10:37 UTC

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I'm calling this design the Eclipse pendant. It seems to have a lot of potential for variations and improvisation.

12 Comments
2024/03/19
21:25 UTC

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Aluminum Wire from Two Brands, Different weight

I purchased aluminum wire in the same gauge but different lengths. Anezus brand was 30ft, Mandala 100ft. I have already used a lot of Anezus wire but it still weighs significantly more than the Mandala.

What is causing this? Iโ€™m guessing itโ€™s mixed with other metals which affects weight? Are there quality issues I should watch out for based on the weight difference?

Iโ€™m using the wire to make wire sculptures for reference.

0 Comments
2024/03/19
19:25 UTC

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Stock for a market?

I'm new to jewelry making and have been asked to a few markets already! How many rings/pendants should I have? A certain amount of each size for rings and how many pendants? How do y'all do it without getting SUPER burnt out? haha

2 Comments
2024/03/19
19:10 UTC

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Hey guys, let me introduce "Ishtar"

Just finished this silver and sapphire piece lmk what you think and if your interested in obtaining this or any of my other pieces feel free to hit me up

3 Comments
2024/03/19
14:16 UTC

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I made a leaf armband with copper wire, and labradorite gemstone beads.

2 Comments
2024/03/19
12:07 UTC

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