Lapidary meets Artistry
Wire wrapping has been in existence for thousands of years, utilizing basic hand tools and wires to wrap stones to produce beautiful, wearable jewelry. Artisan wire wrapped jewelry is not mass produced or soldered, and most pieces are created individually by hand, imprinting the artist’s unique vision on each piece. There are many unique styles of wire wrapped stone jewelry from simple cage wraps to woven “heady” wraps containing many stones.
We have members who wrap stone jewelry at every style and skill level and we encourage you to try your hand at it. We have curated articles and tutorials to help you on your way. Be sure to share pictures of your journey so we can admire your work and offer help and advice if needed.
Wire Wrapping Articles
Article: Free Binding With Wire Tutorial
Successful wrapping begins with binding, and this Tela Formosa tutorial will show you how.
Article: Wire Wrapping Tools
Choosing and investing in quality tools is an important first step in the road to learning.
Article: TLO Prong Wrap, Tutorial
This is an, off the beaten path, method of creating a stone pendant using binding and prong.
Article: Free Woven Bail Tutorial
Wire weaving is an advanced skill and this tutorial by Tela Formosa makes it look easy.
RTH Forum, must-read threads
The following is an expanding list of tutorials and instructional wire wrapping threads on the Rock Tumbling Hobby Forum.
If you a recognize an exceptional wire wrapping thread on the forum that you think should be featured in this section please respond in the thread and bring it to our attention, thanks!
Wire Wrapping Book Recommendations
There are many publications that cover the subject of wire wrapping, and knowing which ones are worth your time and money can be challenging. We have created this list of wire wrapping books for you based on our member experiences as well as ratings and feedback on Amazon.
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