New Wirework Jewelry Tutorials in Step by Step Wire Magazine

by Cindy on July 3, 2014

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.

 

 

 

 

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Ashley July 3, 2014 at 11:51 am

They are lovely, Cindy! I love the texture interest created by combining different gauges of wire. As always your work inspires! :)

Michelle T. July 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Cindy,

These look amazing. I’ll have to look for this edition. Luckily I’m going to the grocery store today…

Alice July 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Beautiful pieces! I just got my Aug/Sep issue and glanced thorough it. Hopefully I will have time this weekend to read the entire issue!

Michelle Buettner July 3, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Cindy, these bangles are just super! Love the photos of them too – your photography is always so beautiful. Your necklace is awesome – one that you can wear all the time with every outfit!! I still have yet to read the Jun/Jul issue – I’m so behind on my bead magazine reading this summer! Congrats on being in this and the Aug/Sep issue as well! :-)

Elizabeth July 3, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Wow! You are so talented – your designs are always stunning!

sharon July 4, 2014 at 10:32 am

you wire creativity knows no bounds Cindy! Wow, these are super and i will surely be trying these out, the bangles are my favorite! Happy 4th to you and your family and no off to get the magazine!

kim July 7, 2014 at 10:29 am

Looks like you have been busy! Wire work is something that fascinates me….don’t know if I will go there or not but love looking at all the beautiful pieces. Hope you are enjoying the summer with the boys….are you off to the beach yet?

Lynda July 12, 2014 at 11:56 am

If I had only one necklace in my collection it would be your golden wire gem. Your wire work inspires me!

Christine Damm July 14, 2014 at 10:47 am

As much as I love the bangle, that necklace is a stunner! Gotta get the magazine now– it would be great with a polymer focal.

Jen August 4, 2014 at 11:37 am

You have some lovely pieces! I create jewelry as well, and have been dabbling with wire, and this look like something great to try!

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