Wire wrap is a method of jewelry making that employs the use of simple tools and materials and can be mastered fairly quickly by most people. The variety and beauty of the designs that can be achieved is appealing to designers and consumers alike.
Basically the artist twists and bends gold, silver, or other metal wires to create a setting for their stones, gems or beads. Usually no soldering or glue is used. Small handheld pliers and our hands are the main tools used to create with.
Wire wrapping is particularly useful for making pendants out of odd shaped stones or gems. However, the technique is so versatile that you can use it to create rings, bracelets, earrings, and any number of other jewelry and non-jewelry items.
Once you learn the basics of wire wrapping, you can take those skills and create unique and interesting jewelry that has your own style and flair.
Wire wrapped jewelry and wire name pendants are very popular at craft fairs and shows and will prove to be a profitable venture for someone who wants to start their own jewelry design business with minimal initial investment.