Swarovski Crystal 4439 Square Beads Wire Wrapped Earrings in Crystal Lilac Shadow
Today I wanted to celebrate one of the oldest jewelry making techniques in history – wire wrapping!
Wire wrapping is a skillful art form, or craft used in creating beautiful handmade jewelry.
Swarovski Crystal 6090 Baroque Pendant Wire Wrapped Earrings in Crystal Silver Night
I like the, shall I say the “simplicity” or “effortlessness” the wire wrapping look gives to jewelry. I don’t mean to say the process is simple or effortless because there can be many complexities in wire wrapping. But because there is no soldering or heating of the wire, the end design gives a whimsical and natural look that I love.
Swarovski Crystal Beaded and Wire Wrapped Earrings
Examples of wire wrapping and beading techniques date back thousands of years ago from the Sumerian Dynasty and Ancient Rome. In this day-in-age where the DIY market has exploded in popularity, wire wrapped jewelry is a wonderful technique that can be learned and all kinds of people can create beautiful and unique designs for themselves and as gifts.
People love to harness their desire and create something new and unique themselves. There’s a deep satisfaction that comes from learning, doing and creating something beautiful and that’s why I wanted to celebrate wire wrapping as a fabulous way to add your own special touch to a unique piece of jewelry.
Watch this Basic Wire Wrapping video Tutorial with Swarovski Crystal and Beadalon
I hope you enjoy this video tutorial and have been inspired by these beautiful handmade pieces of jewelry, wrapped in wire – of course!