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Hello!

We’re rolling along swiftly into summer, wouldn’t you say?   This happens every year – I cannot wait until my favorite season, and then I’m keenly aware that it is flying by.  It is July somehow! If you find that you have some time amidst busy schedules and summer vacations, I have a few wirework  jewelry tutorials for you!

If you’ve seen the June/July 2014 issue of Step by Step Wire, maybe you’ve already seen my wire bangle tutorial.  The Twin Twirl bangle features two classic wirework techniques:  spirals and coils.  You can make a similar bangle with just a few tools and mixing 3 gauges of wire. Mixing the metals looks great too.

 

Twin Twirl wire bangle by Cindy Wimmer

Twin Twirl stack of bangles by Cindy Wimmer

Twin Twirl wire bangles by Cindy Wimmer

 

You can find the Twin Twirls bangle tutorial in Step by Step Wire – just click on the image below.

June July Step by Step Wire magazine

 

The August/September 2014 issue of Step by Step Wire is coming out already!  I designed a wire link necklace for this issue.  Again, all you need are basic tools and just 2 gauges of wire this time.  The Inner Circle necklace features a new wire link and a rather neat variation of that link for a clasp.  I still enjoy dreaming up new wire link ideas.  If you’d like dozens of additional wire link ideas – my book, The Missing Link is just the jewelry design book for you.

Inner Circle wirework necklace by Cindy Wimmer

Wire Link necklace by Cindy Wimmer

Inner Circle wirework necklace by Cindy Wimmer

You can find the Inner Circle tutorial by clicking on the SBS Wire image below:

Step by Step Wire magazine August-September 2014

Thanks for visiting & enjoy your summer!

– Cindy xo

 

Cindy Wimmer

Cindy Wimmer is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining vintage elements with modern wire design.  She is the co-founder of artBLISS, hosting jewelry and mixed media workshops in the DC area. Her first jewelry design book, The Missing Link, was recently released last Fall.

 

 

 

 

Hello

If you collect old buttons – and even if you do not – I have a simple project to share.  I selected a few of my favorite carved mother of pearl buttons for a quick and easy wire-wrapped pendant tutorial.    With just one button and a few inches of wire, you’ll  have a brand new necklace to wear in no time.  Lampwork discs, ceramic pendants and other flat components are just the right thing to make a pendant too. 

 

Wire wrapped button pendant tutorial

 

I’m happy to join the Craftsy community and will be a contributor to their jewelry blog.  There’s always brand new content + inspiration over in the Craftsy columns – something for everyone (paper crafts, photography, knitting, cake decorating, sewing…just to name a few!), so check back frequently.

You’ll find my wire-wrapped pendant tutorial right here, complete with step by step pictures.  Grab your favorite button or two and just a few tools, and you’ll be on your way!

 

How to make a wire-wrapped pendant

 

– Cindy xoxo

 

Cindy Wimmer

Cindy Wimmer is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining vintage elements with modern wire design.  She is the co-founder of artBLISS, hosting jewelry and mixed media workshops in the DC area. Her first jewelry design book, The Missing Link, was recently released in the Fall.

 

Step by Step Wire April/May

by Cindy on March 17, 2014

 

Step by Step Wire 2014

Another issue of Step by Step Wire is available – have you seen it?  A friend on Instagram let me know when she received her contributor copy – and I was in for a surprise when I saw the cover.  I have a wire link necklace in this issue, and it’s rather special to me because it contains fun + whimsical lampwork beads by my long-time friend, Kerry Bogert.  I just knew these beads I hoarded for a few years would go to an extra special project!  Kerry has a tutorial in this issue as well…. Look for her half-chevron dangly earrings!   You’ll be sure to find a great variety of wire projects – check it out and let me know what you think! 🙂

Step by Step Wire - Cindy Wimmer

Step by Step Wire Cindy Wimmer

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fun St. Patrick’s Day and week ahead.

– Cindy xoxo

 

 

Cindy Wimmer

Cindy Wimmer is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining vintage elements with modern wire design.  She is the co-founder of artBLISS, hosting jewelry and mixed media workshops in the DC area. Her first jewelry design book, The Missing Link, was recently released in the Fall.

 

 

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