14 Jewelry Wire Designs

Growing up we always had a jewelry shop in our house.  Our Jewelry Shop has extended to the outside, in the garage, basement, TV room, car, bedroom, and the list goes on and on.

That is the wonderful thing about making jewelry it is so portable!

Since I am far away from the amazing jewelry shop that has all the tools and gadgets in the world that is shown here in the video below, I had to come up with my own personal jewelry workshop, that all fits in the size of a shoe box.

 

That is one of the wonderful things about making jewelry, it can be as simple or as ornate as you want.

Jewelry making is one of the best  hobbies, because the start up cost is not very much.

These 14 designs that I will show you, require only wire and some pliers.

You can get Sterling Silver Wire Anywhere!  Look on Amazon, look on Etsy,

or you can even ask us, and we will find something for you!

The pliers I use are in this jewelry kit:

And now to prove to you that you can become a jeweler with these two items, wire and pliers, here are some fun designs:

1.  Shamrock Ring Tutorial:

 

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2.  Heart Earring Tutorial:

 

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3.   Heart Earrings With a Twist

 

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4.  Heart Hoop Earring Tutorial

 

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5.  Heart Dangle Earring Tutorial

 

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6.  Make and Earring With a Fork:

 

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7.  Fork Earrings With a Twist:

 

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8.  Hammered Hoop Earrings:

 

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9.  Hoop Earrings:

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The youtube video also shows you how to make a regular hoop earring, if that is what you would like to do, and not add the hammered part of the earring.  The regular hoop earrings is shown above.

 

10,  Circle Within a Circle

 

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11.  Circle Earring Tutorial:

 

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12.  Zig Zag Earring:

 

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13.  Triangle Earring Tutorial

 

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14.  Diamond Earring Tutorial

 

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Tales of the Shop:

A sad event happened on April 15th, that I have not quite gotten over.  Jonathan Crombie who played Gilbert Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables series passed away.

I am actually a little obsessed with Anne of Green Gables…

I remember reading Anne of Green Gables the summer before my freshman year of highschool and absolutely loving it!  I wished I had red hair, loved Anne’s spunk, and said to my dad that I would one day live in Canada.  He said that there was no way that was going to happen, but guess what people, dreams come true:)

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Out of all the places that I would love to visit in the world it would be Prince Edward Island, which I get to visit in a couple of weeks.  Another dream come true!

I will be forever grateful for Jonathan for portraying the perfect Gilbert Blythe.

And for my solace I just sat and looked at youtube for awhile.  Finding the best Anne and Gilbert moments, because let’s be honest that is the reason I watch the movies!

 

 

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In Honor of National Siblings Day

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How can I even put into words what my brothers and sisters mean to me?

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We all had the same childhood, we have seen each other in the worst of times and the best of times.

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Oh the memories I have are priceless!

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These memories are what I treasure and hope and pray that my boys will love each other as much as we love each other!

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To commemorate this day, I would like to go around the circle to tell you how much you all mean to me!

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Thank you Collette for being my confidante, my protector and therapist.  How I love you Collette.  Moving to El Paso was the greatest thing that has ever happened to me, because this was where I discovered that the best friends in life are your family!  I still remember how scary it was to go to the new Franklin High School and did not know anyone,  Except I had had you and that was all I ever needed!  Thank you for letting tag along:)  You still are such a big factor in my life, thank you for your example and always cheering for your Canadians:)

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Nicole – Oh Nicole, thank you for always being the one who picks me up on the side of the road, for doing fun things, for being my best friend in Highschool when Collette had to leave for College.  For being such a good mom and teaching me how to do it.  For starting the Hoops by Hand business and letting me a part of it!

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Thomas – to know you is to like you, you are always so full of joy.  Thanks for your optimism, and marrying such a beautiful lady that we get to have for our sister in law!  You an incredible person with such integrity and can do it attitude.  You are such a blessing, and a fun dad indeed!

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Daniel – aka Manny Head.  Oh Dan where do I start?  You are my soft spot, and so sweet and sensitive!  I treasure the walks we would go on growing up.  I love thinking back on the Shop memories and how you detested working with all of your heart.  I love how precious you are and how you are a kid at heart.  My boys love you and consider you a Pokemon Master.  I am grateful that you married a beautiful princess that only adds to our family.ANG55DSC_1030

Lisa – Oh Ang, you little baben, hunnard.  When you came to our family we rejoiced!  I tell everyone you are the star of the family!  You are wise beyond your years, so happy, know what you want out of life and so righteous.  I will always treasure the time when you came to visit me when I was 36 weeks pregnant with Bennett and Timmy was gone.  I didn’t know what to do, and then you came, and all was right with the world!

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The best part of having siblings, is that you can keep them forever! It is fun to see my brothers and sisters get married, start families, and progress through life.

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With all of you by my side the future only looks bright!

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By the way, did I tell you guys that I love you?

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Love always,

Ang

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Just a Friendly Nursing Reminder Ring

When I was in Middle School my family and I were visiting my Aunt and Uncle in California.  My Aunt was feeding her sweet baby girl and she would do an unusual thing. She would switch her ring after she was done breastfeeding and put the ring on the side she just finished breastfeeding on. When her baby was ready to eat again, she starting breastfeeding her baby on the side that had the ring on it.
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Easter Printables

My sweet Sister in law Caitie, has done it again. She has used her sweet skills to make another cute Printable. I am so grateful for her!

Click on the picture below to get the printable version!

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Birds Nest Ring Tutorial

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Spring is finally here! Can you believe it? Continue reading

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Dinner with my family for 365 Days!!!!!!!!!

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March 14th 2014 documented a momentous day for me, not only because it is my beautiful sister Nicole’s Birthday on that day but I started to write down on a calendar what we ate for dinner every night.

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Lucky Horseshoe Ring Tutorial

When I saw this ring in the our Etsy shop, I immediately called my sister, my dad and of course my mom to let them know that I LOVE this ring.

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I LOVED it so much that I needed to know how my dad created it, and so he was kind enough to show me: Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Printables!

My wonderful sister in law Caitie, worked her magic again, and created this awesome printable:)

Click on this link below, this link will lead you to another link, click on that and then you will see it, I promise:)

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If perchance you are unable to see the link, please let me know!

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Shamrock Ring Tutorial!

I am so excited to show you these amazing Shamrock Earrings, created and made by my dad, also known as the pops!

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was struggling with making a Shamrock earring. So I turned to a source that would understand my situation… my dad. Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Maybe a Pot o’ Gold?

St. Patricks day is coming up fast!  Oh what a fun holiday St. Patricks day is. What I like about this holiday is you can go as crazy as you want, and the kids will love it.  Or you can do absolutely nothing, and they will still be all right…As was the case last year.

The one thing that is tradition, is wearing GREEN or else you will be pinched.  My dad would trick us every year by wearing any color but green except for his thumb nail he had colored with marker green.  We would run to find him in the morning and pinch him, and then remembered the green thumb, and we would start running:)  That is the kind of house I grew up in, we did not go crazy with the holidays but we did just enough to make it special.

I would like to add a new element to this jewelry tutorial, they are BEADS!!!!!!

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My ideal plan was to make a four leaf clover pendant, and let me tell you I have beginners luck.  While attempting my first four leaf clover Continue reading

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