DIY Jewelry Making for Beginners : Create Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant | Gopi Dave | Skillshare

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DIY Jewelry Making for Beginners : Create Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant

teacher avatar Gopi Dave, Wire Wrapped Jewelry Maker

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Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Tools & Materials

    • 3. Project : Heart Pendant

    • 4. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Welcome to this Jewelry making class. This is a beginners class in which we will create a beautiful Heart pendant. This heart makes a unique handmade gift for your loved ones and is a perfect project to start your wire wrapping journey.  

What will you learn:

  • You will learn to make your very own Jewelry piece!! 
  • You will learn to handle wire and use the basic wire wrapping tools like pliers and cutters. 
  • You will learn to hand form the Heart shape, curves and swirls.

Join this class to start creating some beautiful jewelry pieces. 

What will you need:

  • You will need a few wires in specified gauges in your choice of material.
  • You will need some basic wire wrapping tools.

This class is perfect for you if you like to make your own Jewelry. 

If you are an absolute beginner and want to know more about the technical aspect of wire wrapping then make sure to watch my class Jewelry Making : Introduction to Wire Wrapping for Beginners

If you are ready then let us start creating..make sure to share your projects as I will really love to see your inspired creations. 

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Gopi Dave

Wire Wrapped Jewelry Maker


Hi, I'm Gopi. 

I am an architect turned jewelry maker based in artisan’s country India.

I have been making jewelry for almost 16 years now.I absolutely love jewelry making. 

Since last few years Wire Wrapping has been my focus for creating jewelry. I sell unique Wire wrapped jewelry and Wire Wrap Tutorials on my ETSY shop : ArtsvilleHandcrafted 

I started experimenting with wires and I realized that with wire wrapping I can make more intricate and more complex designs, I can manipulate the wire to create the designs I imagine.. Once I became a mom a few years back I started jewelry making full time. Wire wrapping relaxes me. It is a perfect outlet for my creativity. 

I have always enjoyed teaching so I finally started sha... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hi, I'm Will be dumb. Angela handcrafted. I'm of either gelatin nico. Welcome to this jewelry making class. Amine making jewelry for a long time now allow experimenting with new designs, new bank links and use dials. My focus of glasses will mostly be violative jewelry making. With each new project, I start the VIA and unfriendly to get designs every day. Laddering as a very versatile technique of jelly making. It requires minimal amount of tools and materials. And using those you're gonna create most intriguing and very detailed designs. In this class, we will learn to create the beautiful, simple hard banking. This height makes a perfect gift. Fire, love, guns. You can give it a personality batch by changing the beads and stones and even changing this world. And if you are new developing, then make sure to watch the beginner's class Introduction to mapping. Mapping is a fun and very, I'd make them hobby. I am sure you will fall in love with this technique actuality meeting. If you're ready, then let us type creating. 2. Tools & Materials: Let us now look at the materials required for this class. We will need six inch long aiding gauge, rounded soft via a one-inch long piece of 18 gauge. How frowned while this can be replaced with a 22 gauge round wire, we will need four-inch be solved 22 gauge round Y0, three pieces of Dan Lynch long 24-gauge around. While we will need to jump links of about six to eight m m diameter, you will need a bit of your choice for the dangle at the bottom. We'll be using chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters, bench block, and chasing hormone for this project. 3. Project : Heart Pendant: Let's start with the six-inch long means vial of 18 gauge round bio. Hold our nose pliers at about 1 third length from one side will start to fall the wire around the pliers to create a loop. At the bottom. We have a V-shape on the top and a small loop at the bottom. Now to create the hard think the shorter length of the vial using now knows players go the via to from the top-left goal of the heart at Dell stucco and the shape as per your choice, be gentle so that the buyer does not deform and we get those mood goal. This is what it looks like. Number will vote with the longer end of the Via number will vote with the longer end of the vial. And we will create a slightly dollar row on the right. So the both codes are not same in level. Use round nose pliers whenever core window via to get smooth goals. Now this is up to you, adjust the heart shape and goes till you are satisfied and happy with the shape. Take your time while doing this. That the extra vial on the longer end. How basic heart cheapest nowadays. Now, we will take a bench block and the hammer. Always put some padding below the message block to reduce the noise and vibration. Dot Duhamel, du Vieux, heart, evenly all across. Make sure B1 to elongate our PCOS. So on both the goes on the top and the bottom loop hammer a little extra. You can even use the rounded part under chasing hammer to get nice and goes. You can see how we have flight and an elongated our call Meyer and I'm running will harden the vial and it will give it a nice sheep and depth to it. So our focus points are the Via ends. They need to be flattened and code. Now that we have hammered the heart, the surface that was touching the bench block is above front side provable rewards the height. So now the left side, how it go is the dollar goal and the right side, how it goes is the shorter code we will evolve further from here over this side, as offline side. We will find the via and to a proper curvature and make sure they are not sharp anymore. This is what it looks like at this point. Now this hammering is optional, but I suggest you take your time to hammer the heart, agreed, give much more depth in the finished piece. Now we need a one-inch piece of halfway around while I'm using 18 gauge, how far around while you can replace this wire definitely with the 22 gauge or 20 years around bio. So take the vial, make sure the flat side is down facing the heart and folded around the two top goals of the heart, like so. Now we want to wrap it once around with both via ends. I'm rapping with one miao and tighten the fall with pliers rep. again. And tighten the Via at the back. Make sure both via ends are faced down towards the backside. So I'm again pressing with the pliers to tighten the voids for the virus around the D2 goes. Get any extra via a few have, and then make sure to fold vote via ends towards the back of dependent. Now we are using 10-inch long, three pieces of 24-gauge round vial. What we want to do is we want to hold these vials parallel to each other. They need to be straight. So you can straighten the virus using nylon job liars or your hands. Hold a bias paddlers to each other and tie the VIA and towards the top on the right side. At this point, make sure the front of the hardest facing you start to wrap the virus around the top-left go. We want to tie device ends on the left side, hard goal. So make sure the wires are bad, allele and drop the virus once around the left call. Create a goal like solve it all three vials, make sure they're bad allele at all times. Go down and come up from the center of the heart and wrap the vials one side on the top-left goal. Hold the virus form liquid fingers so that they remain. Now I'm calling in counterclockwise direction. Going down, creating a small goal. Go down again from the center. I'm creating a complete counterclockwise loop with my fingers. Make sure the wires or batteries, that does what my thumb and forefinger is doing, keeping the virus parallel to each other, Milankovitch. So pass from the center, go down straight in the virus again as the whole folded and come up from the outer side. Now again, I'm forgiving and reaching towards the right side of the heart. Now these goals are definitely intuitive. You can walk into two and creating a small loop right now at the bottom. Again, I'm at the outer side of the right side as the virus from the centre come up from the center straight and the virus creating counterclockwise go, going down from the center, coming out from the outer side of the heart. This is what this looks like at this point. The street on the wires flatten the virus, make sure they're parallel. And again, this time I'm creating a clockwise loop coming out from the outer side. And this is it will cut the extra bias. So I use ten and dryers, but even a ten trials will be enough for this project. Now wrap the 24-gauge wire goes around that I'd say hard go. Make sure the Y0 banks go to the back of the pendant. Tighten the fold with wires. Now, all these goals and loops are definitely intuitive. You can walk intuitively, do get the unique pattern and design. Now we will create a small triangle at the bottom. So for this, I have taken a 22 gauge round vial of around folding. And using round nose pliers, we want to create a small loop at the bottom, make sure it is as small as you can go. Now holds the loop with the pliers and create a small spiral at the bottom. Rep for three to four times. Now boiled the pliers and fold the Via up to create from the center. So I'm going till the centre and then folding up. So this is like a head pin which we can create using pliers itself. Don't take any bit of your choice. Pass the beat through the vial, place it at the bottom. Like so. Now for him the Via towards one side and create a small loop using down nose pliers at the top. It Abduh via the loop. Then it found its end DIA land Length X2. Dr. via end towards the inner side. Now over dangle bead is ready. We will now attach this meat to the heart like this. For this, we will use a jumping. I'm using an API engage via jumbling of about five m, m diameter, one end through the heart and B19 Through the bead. Close the jumping and tighten using pliers. For the second jumping, We will open out the jumping and pass it through the goal on the hog. This is well beheld past the other jumping. How abundant is now ready? I absolutely loved this design and I use it often for gifting my bios to hard pendant is now DID 4. Final Thoughts: I hope you enjoyed creating these beautiful, intricate yet simple hide pendant. This is a perfect gift for your loved ones to show them your love and appreciation. If you want to develop your skills further than definitely visit my beginner's class. The introduction to viable class. Create a pendant using single via technique. Without my glass on creating the Aurora pendant. Make sure you follow me on skill share to get regular updates about any new class that I post. You can also visit my website to purchase advanced level PDF tutorials. You can even follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to have a look at some of my other work. I'm sure you will love I wrapping. It is a very rewarding hobby and a perfectly at the outlet for you. I hope to see you soon and some of my other classes, they'll then keep practicing and creating.