Making a Spiral Using Jewelry Wire

By on September 15, 2009
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Making a Spiral

By: Sherrie Lingerfelt


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    November 22, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    This spirals is the only video I cannot watch. The space is blank.
    Has it been removed?

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      December 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm

      You should be able to view it here, however, if for some reason you’re not able to view the video, you can also go to YouTube and watch the same video.

      Here is the link:


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    November 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    this tutorial was useless..couldn’t see anything at all..and what length of wires is she using for this..not enough info

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      December 1, 2009 at 11:40 am

      Hello Jane,
      I do apologize for the quality of this particular Free video tip, however in this early video project I was learning videography and only had a webcam, which made close-up shots very difficult. Although I am an extremely experienced wire jewelry designer and instructor, videography is a new skill I am working to perfect.

      As this is just a Free Tip, it shows just the procedure to make a spiral or rosette, the length of wire uses is totally up to the creator, as different gauges will produce different sized spirals. For example if you were to use 3 inches of an 18 gauge round wire, your spiral revolutions will be less than one made using 3 inches of 22 gauge round wire, as the wire is rolled beside itself and as a spiral gets larger it takes more wire to go around it. My faculty and I like to encourage folks to experiment with in a practice wire such as copper using the techniques we show.

      Extra tip: while you experiment, it’s a good idea to write down your results such as: 3 inches of 22g round wire = __ number of spiral turns and results in a spiral that is __ inches across. In this way you will be writing your own design journal and have it as your personal reference guide so you will know exactly what you need for whatever project or technique you wish to perform in the future. (BTW, my personal notebook is kept in my safe!) I hope this explains more about making a spiral and may give you a bit of inside info regarding design work.

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    June 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    all videos are helpful when yu are new at this ,
    i find that
    i enjoy the wires works more so than the beads but it all helps ,keep them coming thanks mary

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    June 8, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I appreciate the free video, and was pleased with this instructor’s knowledge and pleasant voice. However, the video was poorly structured in that there were no close ups of the actual technique.