Jewelry Making Tip: Wire work spirals and FREE tutorials

Aside from beadweaving, wire work is another popular technique in jewelry making. Copper wires are used in wire work techniques and they are available in different gauges. Depending on what type of jewelry you’re going to make, you can use copper wires from most pliable, which is the 28 ga to a sturdier or less pliable, which is the 14 ga copper wire. The bigger the gauge number or size, the more pliable it is and smaller the diameter.

Wire work jewelry making technique has different styles. With copper wires we can do coiling, wrapping, spiraling and even free-form. Personally, my favorite among these wire work styles is the spiral because you can do different designs using the spiraling technique.


You can create one big spiral

Tribal Muse

You can create two spirals, big and small
…and you can create two spirals like an Egyptian coil.
Copper Spiral Earrings

Basically, you can create your spirals however you want, but first, let’s learn the basic steps how to create a spiral.


Cut a few inches of copper wire and let’s practice how to create a double spiral. Using your round nose pliers, place the wire at the tip of the pliers and curl the wire.


Twist the wire and form a loop. The loop will be used as the base to form a spiral.
Continue twisting the wire like shown in this picture until you create several loops.
Do the same for the other end and you will have a double spiral.
Just keep practicing and you can create a perfect spiral.
To make it more fun, you can practice by try this FREE tutorial from Perfectly Twisted and make spiral earrings that looks like a beautiful swan.
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Jane Chew

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    14 Comments On “Jewelry Making Tip: Wire work spirals and FREE tutorials”

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    3. love this and am gonna put it into practice. tnx n keep it up


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    6. Aborisade Tolulope oke

      thanks for this lesson, I av practised what u taught us,but pls can y tell me d type and size of wire you used in mm.Though, I still wish to learn more, I will create time for that


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    9. nice tips i must confess. My wife is good in wire works. I will show her some of these tips


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