Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry. In wire wrapping, jewelry is made using jewelry wire or findings similar to wire (like head-pins) to make components. Wire components are then connected to one another using manual techniques with no soldering or heating of the wire.
I use this method when making my pearl “Bubbles” bracelets. The technique is easy and with a little practice I learned to make a perfect loop every time. Basically, wire is bent into a loop or other decorative shape and then the wire is wrapped around itself making the loop permanent. I found a great tutorial that explains step by step how to make a perfect loop. Give it a try….
Hello! my name is Lori Dorrington and I am an artist and jewelry designer living in Atlanta, GA. I share my studio space with my wonderful husband Chuck. I love to travel and enjoy sleeping under the stars whenever we can get away to camp. Someday we hope to move to a cabin in the woods of North Carolina. Until then we are happy with our exciting life in the city.