Wire Wrapping Techniques & Advice

Wire wrapping is a popular jewellery making technique that opens doors to a whole array of beautiful jewellery designs without the need for lots of tools. These techniques can incorporate anything from gemstone beads, gemstones cabochons to charms and just pure wire work. The following pages give tips, advice and techniques in different areas of wire wrapping and are accessible to all levels of jewellery makers.

Our Recommended Tools For Wire Wrapping

Round nose pliers - for shaping and bending wire

Side cutters - for cutting wire

Snipe nose pliers (also known as chain nose pliers) - great all-purpose pliers, good for shaping and getting to hard to reach places

Flat nose pliers - helps to create sharp corners in the wire

Alternatively, we also offer a complete pack of pliers and side cutters which include all of the above as well as bent nose pliers (handy for very hard to reach places) all in one handy case

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Beginner's Wire Working Kit

This jewellery making kit is great for anyone starting out. We've included our handy pack of pliers, containing all the pliers you need for jewellery making and beading. Along with a range of sterling silver round wire in a range of diameters and a great book - The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers 

METAL WIRE

Explore our wide range of metal wire for jewellery making, including sterling silver, copper, eco-friendly, 9ct gold, brass, mokume gane, crinkle metal and more.