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Playing With Wire

Do you get so caught up in precision jewelry techniques that you miss the joy of the creative process?

We jewelry crafters and artisans are truly fabulous. We transform simple wire, metal, stones, and glass into grand, elegant, funky, or even whimsical jewelry. It's a joyful craft indeed.
We really shouldn't take it so seriously.
Metalwork can be a bit tedious until you get the hang of it, but working with wire should feel like an exciting creative experience from day one.
It should feel like fun... like child's play.
Learn the basics
Of course, you do have to learn a few things first. Angles, measurements, and nearly perfect curves and loops are important to beautiful, well-made wire jewelry. You should learn at least a few rules before you get down to breaking them all.
But wire jewelry making rules are only half the story. Learn the rules, then make your wire jewelry even better by adding in your own originality, your own ideas, and above all your own sense of playful exc…