Kristal Wick's Time to Make the Donuts, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, . I used a large stone donut and did some simple wire wrapping.

Time to Make the Donuts

by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Spirals, Wrapping, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I used a large stone donut and did some simple wire wrapping. Then added a few copper crystals. Also, complemented the deep blue of the donut with the turquoise beads so they would really pop.
Adapt the wire lengths according to the donut size you end up using. The spirals symbolize growth, evolution and expansion. They are also a symbol of cycles and rhythm in nature. I find myself obsessed with spirals and love the finishing touch of a wire spiral in jewelry.

Materials

22 Gauge Round Copper Craft Wire - 45 ft
H18-B22-45FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 42.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.20
  • Gold Club Price: $4.65
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4mm Topaz 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-65A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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Gemstone Donuts - 1/2 Pound Assortment
CL-E2-100-B05
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $17.97
  • Gold Club Price: $13.48
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Open (.035) 19ga. (OD) 8mm (ID) 6.2mm - Pack of 25
J11-180
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $27.12
  • Gold Club Price: $20.34
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complementary seed beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Instructions
Step 1
Using your wire straightener, smooth out any kinks. Working from the spool, make a tiny spiral at the end of the wire by using round-nose pliers to make a tiny loop. Then tightly coil the wire to create a spiral. Measure out and cut 42 inches of wire from the spool.

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Step 2
Holding your spiral steady against the donut, tightly wrap the wire through the focal hole twice.
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Step 3
Add 4 seed beads (size 6.0) onto the wire and wrap twice through the donut hole. Using the nylon jaw pliers, gently squeeze the wire and focal so there is a nice tight fit. Use the pliers to pull the wire tightly throughout the entire process.

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Step 4
Add 3 crystals and wrap twice through the donut hole. Repeat this pattern for 11 total wraps (3 seed bead wraps, 3 crystal wraps). Add 2 more plain wraps.
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Step 5
Measure 2-2.5" of wire and cut the excess. Create another tiny spiral at the end of the wire as you did in step 1.
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Step 6
Slide a thin jump ring under 2 or 3 of the end wraps on the back side of the donut. I love hanging the donut from the end wraps, so the wraps hang off center. But you can also slip the jump ring through middle wraps so it hangs centered.
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Step 7
Close the jump ring and add a second jump ring. Slide a finished leather cord or chain through the jump ring to wear.
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