Wire Wrapping: Learning How To… Eventually

I’ve had an idea for a while now to try to make some more wire wrapped jewelry that feature buttons. I don’t have a lot of experience with wire wrapping other than simple rings and the lapel pins. I want to ultimately learn more intricate techniques.

Last night I over bought some seed beads.

They were half off and I wasn’t able to narrow down the colors I needed most so I just got them all (maybe not all, but it looks like it). I already had some beads from back in the 90s (don’t laugh) from when I used to do loom weaving. Only problem was that I never knew what to do with the finished product so I lost interest in it. My seed bead collection was pretty limited and it was all a big jumbled mess anyway from that time I dropped the storage container on the floor (don’t laugh again). This is my fresh start.

I saw the teardrop shape and thought it would be a perfect to give my idea a try for a pair of earrings.

It took a while to find the right button to use. I wanted something bright. You can never go wrong with yellow! These are 19mm La Mode buttons I also found last night on my unplanned craft supply shopping spree.

They turned out exactly like I wanted. Not bad for a first try!

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Hakuna Matata

This week the button aisle was full of amazing new finds. I picked up a lot of  super cute stuff this weekend . Sooo adorable!! I just had to start with these… Simba, Timon, & Pumbaa.

Don’t ask what my favorite Disney film is ’cause I really don’t know.  It’s hard to choose. I haven’t seen the Lion King in forever. I have probably seen Aladdin 1,000 times though. Anyway, my first project was this wire wrapped pendant.

lion king necklace

I love the way the colors came together. I searched through my buttons for a looong time finding the perfect bits.  I don’t use gold wire very often but I felt it was appropriate for this palette. 

I can’t even go into how perfect this lapel pin is! It turned out exactly how I pictured it in my mind. And I’ll be honest, that doesn’t always happen. I can’t even bear to part with it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep it. I’ll be making one for the shop soon… promise 🙂

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