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Free Wire Jewelry References, Patterns & Inspiration on Wire-Sculpture.com
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Dale’s taking the week off to be with her family, helping her daughter recover from her recent successful surgery, so I’m filling in for her this Friday – not to write about quartz, which is the topic of next week’s Gem Profile, although you can still send me your pictures of wire wrapped quartz pieces at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instead, I wanted to take just a minute and highlight some of the free resources we’ve put here for you on Wire-Sculpture.com!
First, I hope you have all found the Resource Center helpful (located in the blue Information/Education bar at the top of every page). We have reference articles covering Gemstones, Wire, Business, and Jewelry Care advice and information. This is also where you can find past contest entries and winners, and our current Wire Artist of the Month!
Also in the blue Information/Education bar, there’s a link to “How To Videos.” From that page, you can find 3 full-length project videos (completely free) as well as several free Video Tips by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Sherrie Lingerfelt, Albina Manning, and more.
Last but not least, I hope you’ve checked out our Patterns & Ideas page in the blue Information/Education bar. Not only can you find 23 (and counting) free, full-length patterns, the most recent being Jill Gentry’s Simple Flower Pendant, but you can scroll down and find 14 interesting Wire Jewelry Ideas – just some visual inspiration for a creative rainy day. Plus, you can sign up for even more original wire jewelry patterns on our Patterns & Ideas page!
Covering the entire wire jewelry spectrum, including traditional wire wrapping, chainmaille, wire sculpting, and beaded wire jewelry, you’ll love these wire jewelry patterns, written by over 20 talented designers.
We have dozens of patterns available by signing up for Free Patterns via Email. The pictures here – Sweet Peach Chainmaille Bracelet, Birch Leaf Earrings, Herringbone Bracelet, and Double Swivel bead – are just a few of my favorites – and I know that you’ll love getting these patterns every 2 weeks!
These Email Patterns are high-quality step-by-step patterns that you can print and use over and over again. (To print a pattern: Select the whole text of the pattern (click and hold the mouse down at the beginning of the pattern, and drag it to the end of the pattern). Go to Edit > Copy. Open a word processor such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Writer, and go to Edit > Paste. Now you can save it on your computer, make changes, and print it!)
If you currently receive our Free Email Patterns, what’s your favorite pattern you’ve received? We love to hear your feedback!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that you can find several of our talented Pattern Designers this coming January/February in Tucson, Arizona! You can discover new jewelry techniques and designs from Lena Bugrimenko, Albina Manning, and Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, and several other instructors January 28 – February 12. Plus, several of our friends from JewelryTools.com and I will be there (JewelryTools.com is officially sponsoring these classes) to demonstrate tools. I hope I will see you there!