Where to find the best wire wrapping tutorials

I love to wire wrap when I have time and I have discovered the best wire wrapping tutorials by Donna Spadafore at Gailavira Jewelry.

Beaded Cross Pendant and other wire wrapping tutorials

Beaded cross ornament for Christian Gifts

I happened to find this beaded cross tutorial by Gailavira (which is free, by the way) so I downloaded it, grabbed some practice wire, extra beads I had and started making crosses!

I found this tutorial to be very informative and easy to follow, full of easy to see directional photos and well written steps.

Similar to the reasons for why I love making rosaries,  making these wire wrapped crosses was wonderfully satisfying and rewarding.

I made one into a bookmark by adding hemp cord and matching beads, then sent it to my mother. She in turn gave it to one of the clergymen at her church, who was amazed and told her he would cherish it forever!

Beaded Crosses using wire wrapping tutorial by Gailavira

Each step-by-step wire jewelry tutorial at Gailavira Jewelry will teach you how to make beautiful wire wrapped custom jewelry to wear, give as unique gifts or include with your beaded designs and other jewelry making ideas.

I bought the sword pendant tutorial and can’t wait to sit and make some cool jeweled swords for gothic style necklaces and mens jewelry.

There are also several FREE tutorials including basic weaving and how-tos for wrapping briolettes and making headpins! Check them out and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Beads for men digital magazine article

I was recently contacted by Carolyn Bendall, the editor of Your True Colours, to create a digital magazine article for their June issue.

She was interested in a visual content photo article similar to my earlier blog post about having beads everywhere, only with the focus on beads for men. Perfect for a Father’s Day issue!

It is really easy to come up with pretty beaded jewelry designs for women and girls, but coming up with beaded items for men is sometimes difficult.

Over the years I have created a few things, and this challenge had me brainstorming like mad! I didn’t want to solely focus on mens jewelry so incorporated other items as well.

Digital magazine article Your True Colours, June issue

I am happy to share this article in the June issue of Your True Colours, a digital magazine about true fashion, true lifestyle and true people!

Your True Colours Radio, talk radio show online

June 15th (which is next week) I will also be interviewed during the talk radio show, an on demand feature where you can listen to radio online. 

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Your True Colours talks with Gari Anne about Bead Lovers Korner

Leave a comment and let me know how you like the article if you listen to the radio show. I would love to have some feedback!