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.
You can find the Twin Twirls bangle tutorial in Step by Step Wire – just click on the image below.
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.
You can find the Inner Circle tutorial by clicking on the SBS Wire image below:
Thanks for visiting & enjoy your summer!
– Cindy xo
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.