Findings Tutorial Pack - 12 Tutorials included

By Abby Hook

Findings Tutorial Pack - 12 Tutorials included

Findings Tutorial Pack - 12 tutorials Included!!

This pack, with a total of 97 pages and 142 steps over 12 tutorials with clear, crisp colour photos detailing every step, and packed with tips and tricks, making the instructions very easy to follow.

Please note that this pack will be emailed in a Zip file.

See below for a full breakdown of the findings included (listed in the same order as the main image, starting in the top left corner):

Coiled T-bar and toggle clasp

Level: Easy
Page Count: 9
Number of step: 8
A more ornate version of the simple toggle clasp, this variation is incredibly strong and is attractive enough to use as the focal point on a simple chain necklace.
Materials:
• 11” 16 gauge soft or half hard round wire
• 56” 24 gauge soft or half hard round wire
Tools:
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Nylon jaw pliers
• Ring mandrel
• Tape measure

Embellished Hook Clasp Tutorial

Level: Easy
Page Count: 9
Number of step: 10
Being able to make your own components for your jewellery not only makes the item truly handmade, it also means that you can co-ordinate your jewellery as well as using up all those scraps of wire!
This is a very robust clasp and yet due to its sleekness is also very stylish!
This clasp measures 1” from the top of the curve to the bottom of the loop and 1/2” wide.
Techniques covered:
1. Forming small shapes with heavy gauge wire
2. Hammering, filing and sanding
3. Embellishing with wire and beads

Materials:
• 15” soft round 28 gauge wire
• 3” soft round 12 gauge wire
• 1 x 4mm round bead
Tools:
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Flat nylon jaw pliers
• Flush wire cutters
• File
• Sanding pads, 3 grits - 180, 220 and 280
• Bench block or anvil
• Chasing hammer
• Tape measure

 

Simple T Bar and Toggle clasp

Level: Easy
Page Count: 6
Number of step: 7

A clasp that is very quick to make. It adds great detail to any necklace or bracelet. The bar fits into the ring when turned on its side but can’t easily slide out once it has been secured inside the ring. The loops on the ends of the bar lock it into place.
This project is made from 2 lengths of 16 gauge wire, it teaches you to form a ring and how to hammer sections of the finished clasp.
Once you have mastered this finding, you can make a toggle clasp in any shape you fancy, circles and squares tend to be more secure than ovals.
Materials:
• 7” 16 gauge soft or half hard round wire
Tools:
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Ring mandrel
• Anvil
• Hammer
• Nylon jaw pliers

Coiled earwires
Level: Easy
Page Count: 6
Number of step: 6
Ever wondered how to make your own professional looking earwires? This project shows you how. One of the advantages of this design is that you can co-ordinate the earwire with your earring design, by using a matching bead. It is also a great way to use up some of those off cuts of 20 and 28 gauge wires!
Materials (for 1 pair):
• 4” 20 gauge round soft or half hard wire
• 3” 28 gauge round soft or half hard wire
• 2 x 2mm beads
Tools:
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Nylon jaw pliers
• Tape measure
• File/sanding pads
• Hammer (optional)
• Anvil (optional)

Wrapped Link Bracelet Tutorial
Level: Easy
Page Count: 9
Number of steps: 9
A simple way to add extra interest to a beaded chain is to create wrapped links. Not only is this style of chain very strong, you can also easily add extra detail by wrapping the wire around the beads. This makes the chain pretty enough to use on its own or make a focal necklace extra special.
The finished look is greatly affected by using different sized and shaped beads.
The finished length of this bracelet is 8”, with an inside circumference of 7” due to the size of the beads. You can adjust the length by increasing or decreasing the number of wrapped links you use accordingly.
Companion Tutorials:
Embellished Hook Clasp

Materials:
• 1 x Hook Clasp
• 1 x 16mm round bead
• 4 x 10mm round beads
• 2 x 8mm round beads
• 48” 20 gauge soft round wire
Tools:
• Round nose pliers
• Chain nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Flush cutters
• Flat nylon jaw pliers
• Tape measure

Figure Of 8 Chain
Level: Easy
Number of pages: 7
Number of steps 10
This tutorial shows you how to make a simple figure of 8 chain that is ideal for using up all those little off cuts of 18 and 20 gauge wire. You can use round, half round or square wire, or a mixture to create a pattern in your chain.
The links can be used on their own, as an alternative to jump rings as they are very strong, or connected together to form a chain
Material List:
• 18 and/or 20 gauge wire
• 3” of wire will give you approx. 1” of chain
• Clasp of your choice (optional)

Tool List:
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Marker pen
• Ruler/tape measure
• Nylon jaw pliers (optional – for straightening the wire)

3 Wire Wrapped Bail Tutorial
Level: Easy
Page count: 13
Number of steps: 19
This simple bail, formed from a single piece of wire, is quick to make and very versatile.
It can be used for any top drilled stone, donut or as the finishing touch for a pendant.
Due to the large loops this design is particularly useful is you are using a chunky chain like Viking knit, chain maille or a multi strand necklace, as the bail allows free movement of the pendant.
The main tutorial teaches you how to make the bail for a front, top drilled stone, also included are 2 variations, the first is for a side drilled or drop stone and the second shows you how to wrap a donut, including instructions on how to calculate the length of wire required.
Materials:

• 8” 18 gauge soft, round wire
• 1 top drilled focal bead, drop, donut or pendant
Tools:
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Nylon jaw pliers
• 8mm mandrel (wooden dowel, pen, knitting needle or similar)
• Tape measure

Brooch pin
Level: Easy
Page count: 5
Number of steps: 5
Learn to make your own brooch pin. This finding calls for accurate shaping of the wire, so it is a great way to practice your wire skills.
Materials:
• 5” 18 gauge soft or half hard round wire
Tools:
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Nylon jaw pliers
• Rawhide mallet
• Anvil
• File and/or sanding pads
• Tape measure

Wrapped Briolette or drop
Level: Easy
Page count: 5
Number of steps: 4

Top drilled drops and briolette can add a touch of class to any design. This is a quick and easy method of wrapping them. You can also use this technique to form a stylish bail on top drilled pendants.

Materials:
• 1 Top side drilled drop or briolette
• 4” 20 gauge soft or half hard round wire

Tools:
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers

Ornate 3 Hole Spacer Bead Tutorial
Level: Intermediate
Page count: 12
Steps: 30
In this lesson you will learn to make this beautiful multi stand spacer bead, it compliments perfectly my ‘Ornate multi strand component’ and would be a stunning addition to any bracelet or necklace. This component is 1” tall and has three holes but it could easily be adapted to any size or as many holes as you want.
Material List for 1 bead:
• 58” of 28 gauge Soft round Wire
• 10” of 20 gauge Round soft or Half Hard Wire
• 16 2mm round beads
Tool List:
• Long nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers

Coiled wire cone
Level: Easy
Page count: 4
Number of steps: 4

A useful component for hiding multi strand ends, this project teaches you precision placement of wire, since it is very important that there are no spaces between the wire coils as this would compromise the strength and rigidity of the cone.
Materials:
• 12” of 20 gauge round half hard Wire
Tools:
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Masking/decorators tape (optional)

Ornate Multi Strand Component
Level: Intermediate
Page count: 12
Steps: 30
This Tutorial teaches you to make an ornate multi strand necklace or bracelet or chandelier earring component. Made simply from wire and tiny silver beads it will beautifully complement and enhance any piece of jewellery. This component is ¾” high and ¾” wide
Material List for 1 component:
• 8” 20 gauge soft round wire
• 85” 28 gauge soft round wire
• 7 1mm silver round beads

Tool List:
• Flush cutter
• Round nose pliers
• Flat nose pliers
• Long nose pliers

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