Although my personal style is bold and dramatic, you can certainly adapt the techniques from these tutorials to your own
personal style by using softer colors and smaller stones for a more classic, feminine look.

I work with a variety of materials such as wire, gemstones, fused glass, PMC and polymer clay. 
I have been inspired by some of today’s’ greatest jewelry artists.
Artist such as Eni Oken, Sharilyn Miller, Iza Malczyk, Connie Fox and others. 
I’ve learned thru classes and private sessions, as well as being self-taught thru experimenting, books and tutorials and playing with friends.

I’ve been selling my tutorials for several years, and have sold literally hundreds and hundreds. 
The tutorials are very detailed, with step-by-step instructions and photos for each step. Great for beginners as well as experienced designers. 
Presently, most of my tutorials are for wire wrapping techniques, but I have plans to soon add tutorials for wire weaving, wire connections,
cold connections, polymer clay and silversmith techniques.

I always recommend using copper wire for practice and creating new designs.
It’s inexpensive and is available in the same tempers, shapes and gauges as sterling silver and gold-filled wire.

Please read the entire tutorial carefully to be sure you understand the directions before picking up your tools and cutting any wire.

After purchase, you will recieve the tutorial as a PDF file.
The tutorials will be emailed within 24-48 hours of payment. You can get started right away!
All photographs and tutorials by FRANCESCALYNN are copyright protected. The tutorials may not be sold, copied or forwarded without written permission.
CLASSIC WIRE WRAP BRACELETS
TECHNIQUES: WIRE WRAPPING, OXIDIZING, SHAPING, POLISHING
SKILL LEVEL: ALL

This is an awesome bracelet for any novice to create and dazzling to wear.  Created with a few hand tools and sterling silver wire, just like the Egyptians did over 2000 years ago!  Learn the fundamental skills of wire wrapping that will enable you to make many other projects.  This bracelet has a unique clasp that is not built into the frame as is typical of most designs. This clasp design allows some size adjustting, and  makes this bracelet very easy to put on by yourself.

Combinations of gold, silver and copper can be used to make endless variations.  Twist some wire or leave it all smooth and sleek.  Delicate and dainty, or bold and dramatic.  Your choice, your design!

Stack several for drama!

Cost: $12
CABACHON WIRE WRAP BRACELET
TECHNIQUES: WIRE WRAPPING, FREE FORM CAB WRAP, POLISHING, SHAPING
SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED ( SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH WIRE WRAPPING)

Create a beautiful wire wrapped bracelet, then add  a beautiful cabachon for a contemporary, high end piece of jewelry for only a fraction of what you would pay for it.  These bracelets sell in galleries and boutiques for $165 to $225. You can make one for as little as $25 to $20 dollars, depending on cabachon and the market price of sterling or gold filled wire.

Only jewelry wire, a cabochon and a few hand tools are used to create this dramatic bracelet. No soldering, no glues, no machines.  Learn advanced wire working techniques with precise, step-by-step directions and photos for each step.

Cost:  $12
Using your flat nose, grasp the ends of the wire next to the wraps, and very slowly and gently, turn these wires back over the wraps. 
Take your time and reposition your bracelet, tool and hands as need to get the bend.  Trim all the wires evenly, snip only tiny,
tiny amounts. 

Alternating between flat nose and chain nose pliers, continue to press and position the wires until they are pressed down completely against the wrap.

You can move all the wires together, or just a few at a time, depending on the width of your bracelet.

File the ends and make sure they are pressed down firmly.
Feel to make sure the ends won’t scratch skin.
sample from tutorial
MARRAKESH BRACELET
TECHNIQUES: WIRE BASICS, TWISTING, OXIDIZING, POLISHING
SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

Can’t you see this on an exotic Moroccan beauty walking the streets of Marrakech?  Well, it will look just as exotic on you!

Beautifully feminine with loops, and soft scrolls shapes. The design looks intricate, but with step by step directions and photos, you'll easlily be able to complete treasure.

Great for beginners to advanced designers!

Cost: $12

URBAN EAR WEAR
TECHNIQUES:  WIRE BASICS, HAMMERING & TEXTURIZING, OXIDIZING & POLISHING
SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

Using wire and a few hand tools, learn to wrap, sculpt, and hammer the wire into unique artisan ear wear.  Now take the wire, and wrap it around gemstones, pearls and crystals to create wonderful “drops” that slide on and off the ear wires.

Going from downtown to uptown? Just slide off the black onyx drop and add sparkle and sophistication with a Swarovski crystal or pearl. 

Drama in a minute!

Cost: $12
HERRINGBONE WEAVE JEWELRY
TECHNIQUES:  WIRE BASICS, HAMMERING & TEXTURIZING, OXIDIZING & POLISHING
SKILL LEVELS: ALL

Using a technique used for French beaded flowers, as well as basketry, sterling silver wire is  used to form a frame, then more sterling silver wire is woven back and forth around the frame to create a woven diamond shape.

Smaller pearls are encased in sterling wire and used to bring it all together.  All hand wrapped loops form a bracelet that will last for generations, there are no seams anywhere in the bracelet. 
Very sturdy.

The unique hand crafted toggle is made from 16 gauge sterling silver that is hand spiraled, then hand forged and textured to create a dramatic toggle that becomes a focal point of the piece.

Tutorial covers pendant, bracelet and earrings!!

Cost: $12
"WINGS" WIRE WRAPPED BRACELET
TECHNIQUES:  WIRE WRAPPING
SKILL LEVELS: ALL

Lustrous sterling silver is sculpted into soft curves and wrapped for a very feminine bracelet.  Embellished with sterling silver and colored beads.

This bracelet requires only jewelry wire, a few beads and four basic tools, so you won't have to invest a lot of money in supplies and tools to get started making gorgeous hand crafted wire wrapped jewelry.  Learn fundamental skills for making unique, artisan jewelry that’s suitable for high-end, upscale galleries, but only you will know you made it on a "crafters" budget!

There are endless variations for this bracelet by using smooth or twisted wire, and combining metals of gold, sterling or copper.  The clasp is hand crafted, and will enable some adjustments in sizing the bracelet, as well as making it a breeze to put on all by yourself!

Cost: $12
"BUTTERFLY" WIRE WRAPPED BRACELET
TECHNIQUES:  WIRE WRAPPING
SKILL LEVELS: ALL

Sterling silver wire is hand sculpted into soft wings and embellished with strategically placed gold filled beads to form a fluttering butterfly. 

This bracelet requires only jewelry wire, a few beads and four basic tools, so you won't have to invest a lot of money in supplies and tools to get started making gorgeous hand crafted wire wrapped jewelry.  Learn fundamental skills for making unique, artisan jewelry that’s suitable for high-end, upscale galleries, but only you will know you made it on a "crafters" budget!

There are endless variations for this bracelet by using smooth or twisted wire, and combining metals of gold, sterling or copper.  The clasp is hand crafted, and will enable some adjustments in sizing the bracelet, as well as making it a breeze to put on all by yourself!

Cost: $12
ARTISAN JEWELRY TUTORIALS
by FRANCESCA LYNN
CROSSOVER RING
TECHNIQUE: WIRE WRAPPING
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE -- Some wire wrapping experience is helpful, but beginners who have some experience with wire and jewelry pliers are encouraged!

SYMBOLIZING LIFE, LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, AND JOURNEYS. FOR MEN AND WOMEN, OR TO BE SHARED TO REPRESENT YOUR LOVE AND COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER.

STERLING WIRE IS HAND TWISTED AND INTERLACED, FORMING AN INTRICATE PATTERN. OXIDIZED TO EMPHASIZE TEXTURE AND DETAIL.

I always recommend using COPPER WIRE FOR PRACTICE or when creating a new design. It’s inexpensive and is available in the same tempers, shapes and gauges as sterling silver and gold-filled wire.

Cost: $12
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BUNDLE OF 3 WIRE WRAPPED BRACELET TUTORIALS

Suitable for beginners to experienced wire artist.

These PDF tutorials will teach you the basics of wire wrapped jewelry. Learn everything from how to tape correctly (yes, correctly!) and how to wire wrap, sculpt wire, add cabochons to your work and finally shape and polish your artisan jewelry.

Combinations of gold, silver and copper can be used to make endless variations of any of these three designs Twist some of the wires or leave them all smooth and sleek. Make it and dainty, or bold and dramatic. Your choice, your design! 

Most clasps are built into the bracelet design, meaning you can't change the size. These tutorials include a clasp design that is detachable and changeable. With this clasp, you can easily adjust the sizing of the bracelet, which is important if you sell your work. It also make the bracelets very easy to put on with a third hand to help!

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NCLUDES THESE THREE TUTORIALS

~ NEO-CLASSIC WW BRACELET
A new classic! A beautiful wire wrapped bracelet design that is suitable for any novice to learn and dazzling to wear. You can create it with a few basic hand tools and jewelry wire. Just like the Egyptians did over 2000 years ago! This tutorial covers the fundamental skills of wire wrapping. With your new skills, you will create a high-end piece of artisan jewelry that can be enjoyed for generations.

~ BUTTERFLY BRACELET
Take what you learned with the Neo-Classic tutorial, but this time take the wire is hand sculpted into soft wings and embellished with strategically placed beads to form a fluttering butterfly.

~ FREE FORM CABOCHON BRACELET
Now, let’s add some drama to that beautiful wire bracelet. Do you love those beautiful gemstone cabochons, but can’t figure out how to use them because…well, darn it…they don’t have any holes?! You’ll take all you’ve learned so far and create an open frame bracelet and embellish with those lovely cabochons.

Precise step-by-stop directions with close up, detailed photos.

PHOTOS ARE FOR REFERENCE ONLY

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Please note the artist retains copyright on this tutorial. The buyer can print it and use it in person but may not forward it on, electronically or otherwise, without written permission from the artist. You are; of course, welcome to sell jewelry made from the tutorial.

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