Twisted wire

This is very easy way of making nice twisted wire. We should use soft wire, engraver, vice and hook.

 Fold the wire in half and press 2 end in the vice. Pull the hook into the loop and engage the engraver at low speed.

 If you use too thick wire, it's best to rotate it manually, not a tool. This twisted wire is too hard. So you can use butane torch to heat it and make it soft. 


Free tutorial - Large copper earrings without soldering - DIY project

Tools and Supplies:
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Hammer
  • Miniature Horn Anvil
  • File
  • Maas Polishing Creme
  • Polishing pads
  • Liver of sulfur
  • 16-gauge copper wire – 30 cm
  • 18-gauge copper wire - 60 cm
  • 20-gauge copper wire - 16 cm
  • 26-gauge copper wire - 3 m
  • copper beads 3 mm – 2 items
  • copper beads 5 mm – 2 items
  • faceted briolettes 8x12 mm - 2 items

        I like to work with copper. This is a great metal. It can change its properties. Sometimes I can make it soft, sometimes it's hard. And I'm absolutely in love with this light pink color. It combines well with green and blue-colored stones.


Wire earrings tutorial

  I noticed that there were disastrously few tutorials about earrings on the network. They must be simple, accessible, but at the same time elegant and made of metal. And I made this tutorial! Without soldering and special tools! Freeform silver earrings with pearls and any briolettes. I hope this is exactly what the wire wrapping community was waiting for. 15$ and it it available in my Etsy shop here


Sculptures - my love!

I did a great cleaning today and found my old photos. Lol! Look at those cheeks!  I was a bit thick in 2000. This photo is from my first exhibition. At that time, I was 21 years old and I was doing pretty sculptures of paper. Sculpture - my favorite genre for many years, as it turned out.


Twisting the base for hair pin

We must use very strong wire 7-8 gauge (3-3,5 mm) for hair pins. Because they have to withstand the load. But working with such a thick wire is difficult. But if you heat the copper, it becomes soft and flexible. And this makes the life of wire worker much easier.

Use a very large hammer to make it flat.

Use butane torch to heat the wire to the red light.

 Repeat again to beat with a hammer and heat. 
After the heating (until the wire is soft), use a bench vise and big pliers.

Hold the wire and twist it.

The ends of the wire are very scratched now. But the hairpins should be smooth.

Use files to make them smooth from rough to small.

And use Rubber Polishing Wheel for making it ideal!

Then you can solder any parts to the top of the hairpin. Clear in the solution of citric acid. And I beat it by a rubber hammer to turn it back to strength after heating.


Balls at the end of the wire. Video.

I used 16 and 20 gauge wire here, borax powder and the butane torch.  The main secret is to bend the wire at a right angle. Then it gets better and the ball is formed at the end. 


Love stories in wire

  These are small unique sculptures for wedding ceremonies: ring holders flowers and birds. They are gentle and light but at the same time strong and unshakable as true love.
  See what they are different! All these love stories are priceless and based on real life. Some people around us are talented in creating love.
Check out these Ring Bearer Pillows in my Etsy shop. That will be great for you Woodland, Bohemian, Elegant and Rustic wedding ceremony. Price 100-140$.