Free Wire Jewelry References, Patterns & Inspiration on

By on December 16, 2011
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by Rose Marion,

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

Instead, I wanted to take just a minute and highlight some of the free resources we’ve put here for you on!

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.

Simple Flower Pendant by Jill Gentry

Simple Flower Pendant by Jill Gentry

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!

Double Swivel bead by Marty Blu

Double Swivel bead by Marty Blu


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.

Herringbone Bracelet by Suzanne Hollingsworth

Herringbone Bracelet by Suzanne Hollingsworth

Birch Leaf Earrings by Albina Manning

Birch Leaf Earrings by Albina Manning

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!


Sweet Peach Chainmaille Bracelet by Lena Bugrimenko

Sweet Peach Chainmaille Bracelet by Lena Bugrimenko

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 and I will be there ( is officially sponsoring these classes) to demonstrate tools.  I hope I will see you there!

Click to explore the classes offered at Tucson Electric Park this winter!

Albina Manning

Bea Grob

Brenda Schweder

Dale Armstrong


Debbi Simon

Eva Sherman

Irina Wilson

Jackie Truty

Jodi Bombardier


Lauren Andersen

Lilian Chen

Meredith Arnold

Olena Bugrimenko

Patti Bullard

Stephanie Eddy


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    Patricia Murphy

    December 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    First thank you for a great web site, tools, DVDs, & Tip of the Day. All have been very helpful. The 12/16/2011 blog on Fee Wire Jewelry References refers to patterns Sweet Peach Chainmaille Bracelet by Lena Bugrimenko and Birch Leaf Earrings by Albina Manning. I cannot locate either on your web site. Help! Thanks…Patricia Murphy

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      December 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Hi Patricia, the patterns you mention specifically, are not on the site, rather they are samples of the patterns you will receive when you sign up for the Free Email Subscription we all work on :)

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    Sally Wooten

    December 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Love the article!

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    December 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    What about those of us who are signed up for the emails but would like projects sent out in the past? How would I go about getting a hold of those?

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      December 17, 2011 at 12:58 am

      Actually Patricia, whenever someone signs up for the Email Pattern Subscription, it begins with #1 and progresses from there. For example: if someone signs up today, they will receive Pattern #1 while someone who signed up 3 months ago will be receiving Pattern #12 and so on. No one misses any!

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    November 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    You had a snowflake with a yellow stone in the middle. I had just joined your web site and was to get it but did not, I was wondering if you could e-mail it to me?