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LJS Launches Jewellery Making Tutorials: Wire Wrapped Rings

We are super excited to announce the release of our first every downloadable jewellery making tutorial, where you can learn to make three stunning wire wrapped rings by following our simple and clear step-by-step instructions…

Priced at just £3.99 (inc. VAT), upon purchasing this tutorial you will immediately be sent an email with the tutorial in a PDF attachment. Throughout the 11 pages of instructions and corresponding images you will we guided in how to make three different wire wrapped rings;

Project 1: Single Stone Ring

Project 2: Cluster Cocktail Ring

Project 3: Wire Swirl Ring

Each project is broken down in to stages with high quality pictures to illustrate each stage. At the end of each project there is a tips section with useful additional information about how to make the projects.

This is a beginners level tutorial aimed at those new to jewellery making or who have done some making before but would like to learn these particular projects to further their knowledge and skills. It is useful if you have some prior knowledge such as, how to use the basic pliers and making a loop in wire.
 Please Note: No tools or materials are included in the course price, you will need to source or own materials as listed below. Please see the links below next to the materials for suggested suppliers.
Materials List:
– 0.8mm silver plated wire (20 gauge in American sizes) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
– 0.4mm silver plated wire (26 gauge in American sizes) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
– Selection of small beads or crystals www.jillybeads.co.uk
– One round bead (approx. 8mm) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
Tools List:
– Side cutters (wire cutters) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
– Chain nosed pliers (snipe nosed pliers) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
– Wooden mandrel or thick pen www.metalclay.co.uk

For full details and to purchase your copy of this tutorial now, click on the link – http://www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/distance-learning/wire-wrapped-rings-tutorial/

This is the first of many tutorials that LJS will be releasing this year, if you have an idea or suggestion for future tutorials that you would like to see please leave a comment below or email them to jessica@londonjewelleryschool.co.uk

Tutorials are an excellent way of learning new skills at a bargain price or developing your existing skills with new ideas and projects. It is true that you can find plenty of information on the web about making jewellery but what makes these tutorials worthwhile is the high quality of images, instructions and content all in one place and ready for you to use.

We hope you enjoy making your projects as much as we have enjoyed putting them together,

Until next time,

Happy Making, LJS x

Jewellery Making Project: How to Make a Pair of Drop Bead Earrings

Make these beautifully simple citrine drop bead earrings, the perfect addition to any outfit…

You will need:  

  • 2 x large Citrine beads
  • 2 x gold plated headpins
  • Small length of thin gold plated chain
  • 2 gold plated earhooks
  • Chain nosed pliers
  • Round nosed pliers
  • Side cutters

Step 1:  To start with take one of your gold plated headpins and thread on a citrine bead. Repeat this so that you have two headpins with a bead on each.

Step 2:  Next, thread the last link on the end of your chain on to the headpin as shown in the image.

Step 3: Take your round nosed pliers, lift up the headpin and using a finger or thumb push the end of the headpin up and over the round nosed pliers to make a loop. Ensure that your chain remains next to the pliers in this step so that it doesn’t fall off.

Step 4: Now take the end of the headpin and wrap it under to make a full loop in the wire. Make sure that the chain is trapped inside the loop at this stage.

Step 5: Hold the piece with your round nosed pliers in the loop you have just created and take your chain nosed pliers in the other hand. Use the chain nosed pliers to wrap the wire around the base of the loop 2-3 times to secure it in shape.
Step 6: Once you have finished your wrapping you can cut off any excess wire with your side cutters as close as you can to the base of the wire. Then use your chain nosed pliers to tuck the sharpe end of wire into the main body of the wire wrap you have just created.
Step 7: Now you are ready to cut your chain. I would recommend completing steps 2-6 again now to make the other side to your pair of earrings and then cut the chain together at this stage to ensure it is the same size on each earring.

Step 8: Finally take your earhooks, slightly open the attaching loop on them using your round nosed pliers, then thread on the end of your chain and close the loop using your round nosed pliers so that they are secured in place. Now you should have your finished drop bead earrings ready to wear.
If you enjoyed this project and would like to learn to make profession jewellery take a look at our bead and wire classes here.  You can also see lots of other free jewellery making projects on the projects page of our website – www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/projects/
Happy making LJS x