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A Guide to Artisan Made Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Posted by Mark Hargreaves on

Wire wrap jewelry is probably the oldest of jewelry techniques. Archeologists have found wire wrapped artifacts dated as far back as 2000 B.C. and the technique is probably a great deal older than that. Many ancient cultures employed wire wrap techniques including the Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks and Egyptians and many of the methods they employed are still used by modern artisans.

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Wire Wrapping Wires

Posted by Mark Hargreaves on

You will come across 3 main types of wire in wire wrapping but in many different gauges, hardnesses and colours. The 3 main types are round, square and half round. Largely, square and round wires are interchangeable and more a matter of preference than

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My Wire Wrapping Tools

Posted by Mark Hargreaves on

I'd like to share with you the basic set of tools that I use all the time. When you first start out with wire wrapping you need very few tools. Our tools tend to be mostly pliers and cutters and for your first set of tools you will need wire cutters, round nosed pliers and chain nose pliers. As you go along you will add other tools to your kit and I have more tools that I have picked up to enable me to do things better or quicker  and I'll introduce you to them as I use them in the wrapping tutorials.

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My wire wrapping story so far…..

Posted by Mark Hargreaves on

  Hi, my name is Mark and this is my store. I first became disabled in 1994 and confined to a wheelchair, later housebound. Around 2014 I was searching for some purpose in life, something to fill my days. This is when I stumbled across jewellery making and quickly fell in love with wire wrapping. I had always loved gemstones and jewellery making was something I could do on a lap tray with a few basic tools.   I found I had something of a talent for it and rapidly progressed.These days I can make most things and still get...

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