Wire Jewelry – A twisted new hobby

Get all wrapped up in a twisted new hobby!

You’ve probably seen the lovely effects achieved with wire constructed jewelry. Even simple pendants and earrings can be striking and beautiful. The beginning techniques are simple to learn and the tools and supplies are inexpensive. Other methods of making metal jewelry require substantial investment in equipment and materials, and mastering the skills needed to produce even the most basic pieces can take years of instruction and practice.

You can begin making wire jewelry with only a few types of pliers and wire cutters, which are easy to find. Different types of wire are easy to find, including precious metals, copper, bronze and even in a rainbow of colors. Affordable lustrous stones, sparkling crystals and a myriad of beads are also available. Feel free to dabble without risking a fortune!

As you gain more skill and confidence you can create fabulous pieces using intricate twisting and weaving techniques. Your increasing skills and intriguing design options can keep you challenged and inspired for years.

Don’t wait! Take the first easy steps to a lifelong pursuit filled with continual opportunities for self-expression and the mastery of a wide range of engaging techniques.

Start now to make beautiful, wearable art with a twist. Check out these helpful books at your library.

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Jayme Lyons has worked in the library Bookmobile department for 20 years. Her energetic style and deep desire to connect with others helps her bring her subjects to life.