TUTORIAL: Chunky Beach Glass Bracelet or Necklace (Wire-Wrapped Instructions)

by GayleBird

Beach Glass - or tumbled gemstones or rocks - are beautiful but irregular. It can be difficult to wrap them with traditional wire wrapping techniques so I developed something sweet and simple, using only a single wire per rock.

With this technique you can quickly build a chunky bracelet, anklet, or necklace.

****NOTE: This is a Set of Instructions ONLY - the materials and finished product are NOT included in this listing. Your digital files will be sent to your registered Zibbet e-mail within 24 hours of payment.****

More than 50 precisely explained steps and over 70 close-up, sharp photos will ensure you are never left confused, even if you're a true beginner!

To complete this tutorial you should have basic knowledge of wire tools. 22 pages of clear, step-by-step instructions will show you the rest.

****List of Tools and Materials****
20 gauge wire
bailmaking pliers (5mm & 3mm barrels)
flush cutters
irregular beach glass or tumbled stones

MY EXPERIENCE
Jewellery Tutorials are a perfect fit for me, which means my tutorials are perfect for you. Here's why:

* I'm a self-taught wire artist, since 1998, so I know what it's like to struggle with a new technique or to work without special tools, and you'll find workarounds in my tutorials. You'll also find many of my techniques are different from the usual since nobody was teaching when I was learning and I had to invent something new every time I was solving a problem!

* My day job is to write course curriculum for online, adult learners, and I'm good at it. So you'll find my tutorials have clear, concise, accurate instructions with photos for every step - even partial steps. I know how to teach you no matter how you learn best! Plus, I make jewellery to sell - and I sell a lot of it - so many of my techniques are designed to efficiently put into production, leading to tutorial stages which you can easily follow.

* I am also a graphic designer, so you'll find a consistent, readable layout on every page, photos that draw your focus to the relevant step, and constant clues to keep your place - even if you forget to staple and the whole thing falls apart!

Look for a unique wire style, lots of color, asymmetry, irregular gemstones, inexpensive non-tarnish wire, some steampunk elements, and even some polymer clay.

You keep reading, and I'll keep looking for exciting new ways to help you make jewellery!

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