Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday Tip - Wrapped Loop Above a Bead

The Wrapped Loop is a staple of jewelry wire working. Extremely useful for hanging a bead on an earring or dangling a pendant from a necklace.

When studio jeweler and former Art Jewelry magazine associate editor Jill Erickson started teaching at Shake Rag Alley in 2015 she sent us this terrific tutorial for our monthly newsletter. 

With Shake Rag's Beads and Bangles weekend coming up on May 21 & 22, it seemed the perfect time to share this technique to get you into the jewelry making mood.

Jill has over twenty years of experience teaching art classes to students of all ages. She earned her MA and MFA degrees in painting and drawing and uses those disciplines as a foundation for her 3-D wearable art jewelry. Jill incorporates found objects and various media in her pieces -- natural history and story-telling are recurring themes in her work. Visit her website at

We love Jill's jewelry projects. They're always so fresh and current. Check out what she has in store for this year's Beads and Bangles:

Double-Wrap Leather Bracelet
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9am-noon

Coin Mosaic Pendant
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 1-4pm

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