If you like wire work, and you like enjoy finding new well-made, easy-enough-to- follow tutorials to learn different things, you may well enjoy the free YouTube videos of Lan Anh. I came across her simple elegant work a while back, and I stay informed of her latest creations by being subscribed to her YouTube channel.
The pictures I’ve added here show but of a few of her wonderful ideas. She really has something for just about everyone.
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Allfreejewelrymaking.com is a pretty massive site, with lots of tutorials of all different sorts. At last, I have learned that they do have some search facilitators to get through to what you might be looking for. Go to their search tutorial and learn how to find what you want.
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I’m always trying to figure out how to do whatever has popped into my mind, so I try to look at a lot of people’s work (hence, I get way too many emails, and have a lot of facebook and pinterest stuff to scroll through!).
I do look at a lot of tutorials, but not necessarily because I want to make the item the tutorial is teaching about. Sometimes, it’s just one little detail that I can’t figure out from the picture. A case in point would be this free necklace tutorial from Facet Jewelry that showed up in my email today;
Not my style at all, but I was interested in the little loops that were strung somehow onto the necklace cord, so I read through the tutorial, and found the cutest, simplest little trick, that I will use somehow, some way, probably sometime soon.
I go through a lot of jewelry-making books that have step-by-step tutorials, too. My two latest favorites are Wirework Jewelry Workshop, by Sian Hamilton, and Wire Jewelry Master Class, by Abby Hook. I got both of these books mostly just to learn the techniques of several pieces they showed… I will probably not make anything that looks like anything in either book; I’ll just incorporate some ideas into a piece here and there. These are books I can go back to when I’m drawing blanks.
I’m also revisiting old tutorials in my collection. Now that I’ve put them into labeled 3-ring binders, they are more organized, and easier to access. It’s like having more books to leaf through.
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It can be exciting to see what others are doing with their jewelry-making. I especially like to look at wire-wrapped and/or woven pieces, to see if there might be something I want to learn about.
Here is a list of Facebook groups which focus on making jewelry (as of 2/21/18). To find them, just key in the name in the Facebook Search. See you there!
JEWELRY IN GENERAL
Jewelry Making Love hosted by Linkouture
Lisa Yang’s Jewelry Group
WIRE-WRAPPED AND WOVEN-WIRE JEWELRY
Fantasy Wire Wrapped Jewelry
Wire Wrap Sculpted Jewelry Artists
Wire Wrap Jewelry Artists
Wire Wrap Tips & Tutorials
WireWork & Metal Jewelry Artisans
Wire wrapped jewelry
Wire Art & Wire Wrap Jewelry
Let’s Wire Wrap Jewelry
TUTORIALS FOR WIRE-WRAPPED JEWELRY
(some for free/some for fee)
Free Wire Wrap Tutorials
Wire Wrapping Jewelry Tutorials
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It’s snowing to beat the band! Not big pretty fluffy snow, just relentless little bitty snowflakes. My New York City street is covered. Just as well! I want to make something today.
I got Abby Hook’s book Wire Jewelry Master Class in the mail yesterday. Stayed up looking through it, reading the really clear instructions, thinking about what I’m willing to do, what I might do right away, and what I’ll probably never do, even though I wish I could bring myself to do it. Then, of course, thinking about how I could get away with not doing what she says to do and still get a similar look. Then thinking about what she shows, and what I probably will actually do. Woo! Tired myself out just looking! Then woke up this morning and started again.
I’m very happy with this book, excited to have it. The only thing that could have made it better would have been if the book included the two tutorials (KrissKross ring and Kriss Kross bracelet) I had bought from Abby back when jewelrylessons.com was in business and before my computer crashed and died, taking with it my precious hoard of tutorials. I bought several of Abby’s tutorials, but these are the ones I’d really like to have back. The book does have another tutorial that I had bought, which now looks like something I might like to do. Oh well. Never mind! There is so much information in this book! Then, there are all the pretty pictures. This may be the best jewelry-making book I’ve ever bought.
I actually saw my prehnite/amethyst/silver bracelet in bright sunlight yesterday. I hadn’t realized that the colors were actually so brilliant! Now, I want to make a similar necklace with the prehnite and amethyst left over from the bracelet. I haven’t had a new necklace in quite some time. This will be simple. I think I’ll make some figure eight connectors, as I’m out of jump rings, and I’ll make a stab at making my own S-hook clasp, to jazz it up a little.
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Tagged Books, bracelets, DIY, elements, INSTRUCTIONS, jewelry, my work, necklaces, projects, TECHNIQUES, tutorials, work-in-progress