How to Wire Wrap a Gem

By: Mavis Llewellyn for
How to Wire Wrap a Gem
How to Wire Wrap a Gem
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Have you ever wanted to set a gem in something that wasn't a prong setting? Learn how to wire wrap a gem and you'll have a whole new set of options! Use this free jewelry making tutorial to make lots of gorgeous wrapped designs. Gemstones are meant to be displayed with pride. Master this jewelry technique and you will see why so many people display their gems with wire wrapping. If you are in need of a DIY pendant, this tutorial for how to make make a necklace with wire wrapping is for you.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeOther


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Beautiful setting for a beautiful gemstone. I know all monitors show differently but it looks like a deep rich tanzanite. I really like that wrap, it is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. I make and sell jewelry and if I can come even close to this I would be very happy. Thank you for the very well done tutorial. This old dog is going to try to learn one more new trick.

Oh how I have been looking for this How to Wire Wrap a Gem. Finely a how to for the gems that don't have drilled holes. This tutorial is so informative with step by step pictures that is easy to follow. I have a dozen or so birth stone gems that I want to use for great looking necklaces and now I can with this helpful how to. Thank you so much for this free how to!!


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