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Intro to Fine Wire Wrapping by innerdiameter Intro to Fine Wire Wrapping by innerdiameter
Here is my first wire wrapping tutorial!

This tutorial is meant to give people a first step towards advanced wire wrapping, which is why I call it a 'beginner advanced tutuoral'.

I certainly didn't get results like this my first try, so don't get discouraged if wires aren't lining up for you, or are bending in a different direction than you hoped! Sometimes you have to follow the wires, even if you end up with a different design than you had in mind.

If you do make something with this tutorial, please leave a link in the comments - I would love to see what you come up with! :D


Here is a finished photo of the piece I made in this tutorial: [link]
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Looking for a store that sells square and half-round wire? Here's where I shop:

Gold filled, Argentium and sterling silver, and silver filled
Antiqued brass and coated coppers
Brass and copper

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If you like wearing this style of jewelry but you don't like making it personally, I do sell my jewelry at my etsy store, and I take commisions :)



Wrap on!
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:iconlinda2pawlowski:
Linda2Pawlowski Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thank you! i am definitely going to give this a try.
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome! good luck with it :)
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susanhoch Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made it !! Thank you so much for the Wonderful Tutorial ! You made it so easy to understand. You are Awesome at what you do . Keep up the Great Work !
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Chaosfaeriedesigns Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nicely done
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KiiryaTheMuse Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Used this tutorial to make this: kiiryathemuse.deviantart.com/a…

Thanks!
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome! I hope you had fun making it :)
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YammiYammi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi!
I liked your tutorial very much and I'd like to translate your tutorial into Russian, so that people from Russian-speaking countries can also make such beautiful things. May I translate it?
I'll write that it's your tutorial and give a link on this page of course!
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innerdiameter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! You are welcome to translate the tutorial. I have the original photoshop document on a backup drive, if you would like to use that.
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YammiYammi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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Shinjuuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
beautiful!
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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Siihraya Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for this very helpful tutorial :)
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innerdiameter Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
no problem, I hope it helps you make great jewelry!
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xTwilightWingsx Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=) This will be nice to come back to when I'm better at wire wrapping ! Thanks for the share!
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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DARiyaKUTEPOVA Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for this tutorial!! I had the basics and saw this style all over deviantart but couldn't figure it out. Now I get it. Thank you again! Will you be making more of them?
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innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay! We probably won't be making more tutorials in the near future because graduate school, but who knows what will happen a few years down the road.
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AnUndefinedRomance Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, very well done! I can see myself trying something of the sort. Thanks for posting.
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
no problem!
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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have collected a lot of stones over the years. And I'm playing with the idea to make some juwelry of it. I'm always eager to learn a new trade. Your tutorial is a beautiful start...D

Your gallery is a great inspiration btw
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :)
I hope you get an opportunity to try it out.
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ginamed Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thanks so much for this tutorial but presently I have square wires .8mm with me ,is it alright for this kind of project?
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I usually use .65mm, but .8mm should work similarly. You might have to use pliers more and fingers less, but that's okay :)
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sparrowrgr Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tutorial!
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Jessicapilot901 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey i've been doing some pendants [link]
and also been telling people that asked about your tutorial beause i found it so helpful.

so thanks for the help in starting me in wire wrapping.
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome! I'm glad you're enjoying wrapping :D
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Jessicapilot901 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm sure this will help me to wrap the stones i have bought.
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool! I see you've already started! I would recommend investing in some square and half round wire - it makes the whole process easier.
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Jessicapilot901 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How small can the stone be that you can wrap.
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innerdiameter Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
you can wrap things that are as small as about 10x12 mm, but it's easier starting out to work with bigger stones.
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search-the-stars Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks so much for this tutorial!! at first, i tried my own design but i found that i was too new to wire wrapping and that i sucked! so i searched for help...and this totally did the trick! I have made tiny mods to mine cuz my fingers starting hurting badly..hehhee
Thanks again!!! :hug:
xx
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innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad it helped! We started from a tutorial that was something like this, and we made some pieces that looked exactly like the tutorial before branching out and coming up with our own ideas.

Your fingers get a little tougher with time, but they're still a lot softer than metal! :)
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atheybee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Where do you buy your wire?

I've tried michaels, a craft store around here--but the wire they sell is really expensive and they don't have all of the gauges/types of wire I'd like (flat, half flat, soft/hard, etc.)
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've never seen anything besides round wire in physical stores.

I get my silver and gold-filled wire from [link] , and copper/antiqued brass from [link] .

Parawire only has 21ga half-round and square, but the price is right!
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magdaemam Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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souffle-etc Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for this! I recently got some glass engraved cabochons that I've been meaning to wrap, but honestly I've had no idea where to start. This is going to be super helpful, thank you very much :D
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innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome! I hope it turns out well!
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youvegotmaille Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Very good tutorial.
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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Tegero Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist
So good and helpful tutorial =) and it looks clear
Can you say, if use round wire it will be comfortable?
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can do it with round wire, but it will be much more difficult. The wires won't lay flat against each other, and step 7 won't work at all.

Square wire will be neater and easier. I buy mine online because no stores sell it.
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Tegero Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you for advice
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
no problem, if you have any more questions, feel free to ask :)
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marsvar Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's nice, clear n detailed :)
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! I hope it works out for you if you try it.
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JillyKaren Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
This is a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!
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:iconinnerdiameter:
innerdiameter Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
no problem! I hope you get a chance to try it out!
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GrimmUlquigrrrl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Lovely! I'd love to see the next inset of this. It seems like there's more intricate things that you could put in a short tut as well, but even if you'd rather not this is great. Thanks!
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innerdiameter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it!
I wish I had time for anything like another tutorial, but these days I unfortunately do not.
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