Why not DIY your jewelry?
Are you ready to save 90% or more on your jewelry by making it yourself? The designs that I will teach you in this course cost pennies to make and are now found on ETSY and in stores for at least 10x the cost of making it yourself.
In this course, I will teach you the fundamentals of wire wrapping so that you will learn how to make 8 different variations of Heart and Spiral rings using simple tools. The course will cover:
Tools that you need and types of wire to use.
How to use round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters, a ring mandrel, chasing hammer and an anvil. Don't worry though. If you aren't quite ready to invest in the mandrel, chasing hammer and anvil, you can still make beautiful designs. Just swap out the mandrel with a tube of lipstick....really!
In each of these designs you will need a maximum of 10 inches of wire. Most only take 5 inches, and if you use copper wire (called rose gold in Australia), it will cost less than 50 cents to make a ring that you could turn around and sell for $10-$25! Not a bad return on your investment.
The rings will take between 2 and 10 minutes to make, depending on the complexity of your design. Since you are creating a spiral base, you could even use jeweler's glue to attach a cabochon or tumbled stone to your design, but I love the simplicity of the spiral.
Now, let's get started!
This lecture is an introduction to the entire course and what you will learn.
In this lecture, you will learn about the tools that you will use to make Heart Rings. The tools include:
Wire: 18 gauge round copper wire
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers aka Flat pliers without grooves on the inside
In this lecture, I will introduce you to making heart rings.
In this lesson, you will learn how to make your first ring. It shows the fundamentals of how to make hearts, so be sure not to skip ahead to the next lecture.
In this lesson, you will learn how to make a flat heart ring. By using your chasing hammer and anvil, you will add texture to the ring, increasing the professional quality of the design.
In this lecture, you will learn how to make a heart ring with an adjustable shank. This design is very handy for people who are prone to water retention.
This ring has true significance and is a practical design. A heart rests inside a larger heart, representing a new life growing inside of a mother. It is also practical. As a woman's belly grows, the rest of her body does as well. Pregnant women are advised to put away their fine jewelry for a few months as their body adjusts to the pregnancy. This is a great gift for mothers who don't feel dressed without wearing rings, because it is adjustable.
In this lecture, you will learn how to make a twisted, flattened shank for your adjustable rings. Please bear with me on this one, because it is just about impossible to keep the wire in the screen as I twist it.
This is a quick conclusion of what we have learned before we move on to spiral rings. Be sure to go to the resources section attached to this lecture to download the Heart Shaped Ring tutorial.
Let's see if you have retained the basics of how to make a heart ring.
In this class, you will learn how to make an elegant single spiral ring. If you love gemstones, you can use the spiral of this ring as a gemstone base. Simply dab Uhu glue onto the finished spiral and add a cabochon.
We will introduce a 2 swirl wire wrap ring in this short introduction.
In this lecture, we will review the tools that you will use and make the 2 spiral ring.
This ring design is the perfect one for people who like large rings. The 4 spiral design goes from the lowest knuckle to the middle knuckle. It is the perfect attention-grabber.
Monique Littlejohn is an accomplished jewelry designer, photographer, and nonprofit professional who now spends her time in South Australia.
Jewelry Design: Monique has been designing and selling jewelry for 30 years. Her specialty is wire wrapping and she enjoys teaching others this unique art.
She is also an accomplished photographer who has won over 100 awards through Pixoto, Viewbug, and local competitions.
Her nonprofit leadership career has spanned several different areas including the arts, medical research, youth, and seniors.