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Letters In Wire 2

Instructions for making letters out of jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools:

Jewelry Making Supplies Required:

Jewelry Making Tools Required

  • 18, 20 or 22 gauge round jewelry wire approximately 6 inches per letter.  18 gauge will make bolder looking letters.  22 gauge will make thinner and more delicate letters.
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Fine Step Jaw Pliers
  • WigJig Delphi Jewelry Tool.

Jewelry Making Skills Required:

 

Instructions for making letters out of jewelry wire and WigJig jewelry making tools -- Letter AInstructions for writing the letter A using jewelry wire and WigJig jewelry tools

Making the Letter A Out of Jewelry Wire Using the WigJig Delphi Jewelry Tool:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 inches long. Cut a second piece of jewelry wire 2 inches long.

Step 2: For both jewelry wire segments, make a loop in the end of the cut wire. Use the end with the flush cut. If this concept does not make sense, review our Beginner’s Instructions for how to cut wire. Make the loop the size of the metal peg for the WigJig Delphi jewelry tool. (This is easily done when using the Fine Step Jaw Pliers, where the first step in the pliers is the size of a WigJig Delphi jewelry tool's peg.)

Step 3: Straighten the wire. (The easiest way to straighten wire is by using Nylon Jaw Pliers. Grasp the wire by the initial loop that you made and pull the wire through the jaws of the Nylon Jaw Pliers several times in several orientations until the wire is straight.)

Step 4: Place the initial loop from the 3 inch wire segment on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire against peg 2, then down and around peg 3 as shown.

Step 5: Place the initial loop from the 2 inch wire segment on peg 4 and wrap the wire around peg 5 as shown.

Step 6: Remove both wire segments from the jig. At this point you can use your Step Jaw Pliers to help make the size of the loop around pegs 3 and 5 identical to the initial loop you made. Again, as described above, use the first step in the Fine Step Jaw Pliers.

Step 7: Using your flush cutter, cut the excess wire from both wire segments. Remember to make your cut with the flat side of the flush cutter toward the finished piece.

Step 8: Using your bent chain nose pliers, close the loops that were made around pegs 3 and 5.

Step 9: Using your round nose pliers, convert the P loops made in the short wire segment (pegs 4 - 5) into “eye” loops. If you aren’t familiar with this skill see page 5 of our WigJig Beginner’s Instructions.

Step 10: Using your bent chain nose pliers open both loops on the short wire segment and slide both opened loops onto the sides of the A. Then close both loops. This completes the A.

Letter B made out of jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools. Instructions for making the letter B out of jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools. instructions for writing the letter B using jewelry wire and WigJig jewelry making tools. Peg pattern for writing letter B in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools. Writing the letter B using jewelry wire and WigJig jewelry making tools.

Making the Letter B out of jewelry wire using the WigJig Delphi Jewelry Tool:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 4 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 as shown. Peg 2 is a 5/16 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Remove the jewelry wire from the WigJig jewelry tool. Using your bent chain nose pliers grasp the end of the wire where it crosses the wire from peg 1 and bend it back on itself so that it loops around the wire segment from peg 1 to peg 2. See the figure above, right.

Step 6: Replace the jewelry wire component back on the WigJig Delphi jewelry tool. Add Peg 3, another 5/16 inch Super Peg to the pattern and wrap the wire around Peg 3 as shown above.

Step 7: Bend the wire against peg 1 so that you know where to make the final loop.

Step 8: Remove the wire from the jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make a loop in the end of the wire. When done correctly, this loop would fit over Peg 1 if you replaced the wire on the jig.

Step 9: Cut the excess wire using your flush cutter.

Step 10: Using your bent chain nose pliers close the final loop. Hand finish the piece so that both the initial and final loops are superimposed one on top of the other.

That completes the letter B.

Letter C written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools. Peg pattern for writing letter C using jewelry wire and WigJig jewelry making tools.

Making the Letter C out of Jewelry Wire Using the WigJig Delphi Jewelry Tool:


Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 4 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig Delphi jewelry tool as shown above. Peg 2 is a 5/8 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Bend the wire around regular metal peg 3 as shown above.

Step 6: Remove the jewelry wire from the WigJig jewelry tool and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers complete the loop where peg 3 was.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at peg three with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Flatten and harden the wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter C.

Letter D written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools.Peg pattern for letter D written in jewelry wire using the WigJig jewelry making tool.Letter D written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools

Making the Letter D out of jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools and accessories:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 5 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire using your nylon jaw pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around regular metal peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig Delphi jewelry tool as shown above.

Step 5: Now wrap the jewelry wire around peg 3 as shown above. Peg 3 is a 5/8 inch Super Peg.

Step 6: Bend the jewelry wire against peg 1 so that you will know where that peg was.

Step 7: Remove the jewelry wire from the WigJig jewelry tool and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make a loop where regular metal peg one would be.

Step 8: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 9: Close the final loop at peg 1 with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 10: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers. Hand finish so that both the initial and final loops on peg 1 are superimposed.

The letter D can be modified if you like by changing steps 6 and 7. After you complete wrapping the wire around peg 3 (step 5), remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig. Using your bent chain nose pliers bend the initial loop 180 degrees so that it no longer aligns with the loop made on peg 2. Now use the end of your jewelry wire to make a loop that is superimposed on top of the loop made on peg 1, but now repositioned. Finish this letter by cutting the excess wire and closing the final loop. This creates a letter D like the one shown above.

That completes the letter D.

Letter E written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools.Peg pattern for Letter E written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter E out of jewelry wire shaped on the WigJig Delphi jewelry tool:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 4 1/2 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire using your nylon jaw pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown above) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown.

Step 5: Bend the jewelry wire around regular metal peg 3 as shown. The jewelry wire should go past peg three, then be bent back between peg 3 and 4 in the pattern on your jewelry making jig.

Step 6: Bend the jewelry wire over peg 4 and between pegs 4 and 5.

Step 7: Wrap the jewelry wire below and around peg 5, then back between pegs 5 and 4.

Step 8: Wrap the jewelry wire under peg 4, then up and between pegs 4 and 3.

Step 9: Wrap the jewelry wire over peg 3 and down to peg 6.

Step 10: Wrap the jewelry wire under peg 6 then up and around peg 7.

Step 11: Remove the jewelry wire from the WigJig jewelry tool and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop where peg 7 was.

Step 12: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 13: Close the loop at peg 7 with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 14: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter E.

Letter F written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making toolsPeg pattern for writing the letter F using jewelry wire and WigJig jewelry making tools.

Making the Letter F out of jewelry wire shaped on the WigJig Delphi jewelry tool:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 4 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire using your nylon jaw pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown above) and wrap the jewelry wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown.

Step 5: Bend the jewelry wire around regular metal peg 3 as shown. The jewelry wire should go past peg three, then be bent back between peg 3 and 4.

Step 6: Bend the jewelry wire over peg 4 and between pegs 4 and 5.

Step 7: Wrap thejewelry  wire below and around peg 5, then back down between pegs 5 and 4.

Step 8: Wrap the jewelry wire under peg 4, then up and between pegs 4 and 3.

Step 9: Wrap the jewelry wire over peg 3 and down to peg 6.

Step 10: Wrap the jewelry wire around peg 6.

Step 11: Remove the wire from the WigJig jewelry tool and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop where peg 6 was.

Step 12: Cut the excess wire with your flush cutter.

Step 13: Close the loop at peg 6 with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 14: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter F.

Letter G written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Completed letter G written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry toolsPeg pattern for writing letter G using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter G out of jewelry wire shaped on WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 4 1/2 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown. Peg 2 is a 5/8 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your bent chain nose pliers, grasp the jewelry wire and bend it so that the wire tail goes through the center of the circle made around Peg 2. See the picture below, right.

Step 6: Using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers grasp the jewelry wire at the middle of the “G” and make a loop.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop you just made with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter G.

Letter H written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for writing letter H in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter H out of jewelry wire shaped on WigJig jewelry tools:

Step 1: Cut two pieces of jewelry wire, each about 2 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten each jewelry wire segment.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown.

Step 5: Repeat step four for the second jewelry wire segment.

Step 6: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loops made on peg 2.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at peg 2 with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Cut a third piece of wire about 3 inches long. Using the tips of your round nose pliers make the smallest possible U shaped bend about 1 inch from the end of this jewelry wire segment.

Step 10: Wrap this final 1 inch segment tightly around one of the legs of the H that you just completed. This is easier to do with 1/2 hard wire and would be easier still with 20 gauge jewelry wire instead of a heavier gauge. Cut any excess wire and squeeze the end flat with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 11: With the tips of your round nose pliers make the smallest possible U shaped bend in the open end of the wire about 3/8” from the first leg of the H.

Step 12: Position the second leg of the H into this U shaped bend and wrap the remainder of the jewelry wire around the second leg of the H. Wrap an equal amount of turns on both sides of the H.

Step 13: Cut any excess jewelry wire and squeeze the end flat with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 14: Orient the H as shown at right and using two small drops of Jeweler’s Cement, glue the legs of the H to the center wrap of the H to preserve the alignment of the wire.

That completes the letter H.

Letter I, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter I, written in jewelry making wire, using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter I out of jewelry wire shaped on WigJig jewelry tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 2 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown.

Step 5: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop where peg 2 was.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at peg 2 with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Using your round nose pliers, convert both the loop around peg 1 and the loop around peg 2 into “eye” loops.

Step 10: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter I.

Letter J, written in jewelry wire, using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter J, written in jewelry making wire, using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter J out of jewelry wire shaped on WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown. Peg 2 is a 5/16 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make a loop at the end of letter J as shown above.

Step 6: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 7: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 8: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter J.

Letter K, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools. Peg pattern for letter K, written in jewelry wire, using WigJig jewelry making tools.

Making the Letter K out of jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut two pieces of jewelry wire, one about 2 inches long, the second about 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the flush cut end of the 2 inch jewelry wire segment.

Step 3: Straighten each jewelry wire segment.

Step 4: Place the initial loop in the 2 inch wire segment on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown.

Step 5: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loops made on peg 2.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at peg 2 with your bent chain nose pliers. This is the backbone of the letter K.

Step 9: With the 3 inches long segment, using the tips of your round nose pliers make the smallest possible U shaped bend in the middle of this jewelry wire segment.

Step 10: Wrap this jewelry wire segment tightly around the middle of the backbone of the K that you just completed. This is easier to do with 1/2 hard jewelry wire and would be easier still with 20 gauge jewelry wire instead of a heavier gauge. Wrap about 2 to 3 times.

Step 11: Bend one side of the wrapped jewelry wire up to form the upper left limb of the K and the other side of the wrapped jewelry wire down to form the lower limb of the K.

Step 12: Using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make loops in both limbs of the K at the appropriate position.

Step 13: Cut any excess jewelry wire and squeeze the end flat with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 14: Orient the K as shown above and using two small drops of Jeweler’s Cement, glue the legs of the K to the backbone of the K to preserve the alignment of the wire.

That completes the letter K.

Letter L, written in jewelry wire, using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter L, written in jewelry making wire, using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter L using jewelry wire shaped on WigJig jewelry tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and bend the wire against peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around peg 3.

Step 6: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 3.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter L.

Letter M, written in jewelry wire, using WigJig jewelry making tools.  Peg pattern for writing letter M in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter M out of jewelry wire shaped on WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 5 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown. Peg 2 is a 3/16 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around regular metal peg 3 and up to Peg 4. Peg 4 is another 3/16” Super Peg.

Step 6: Wrap the jewelry wire around Peg 4 and down to peg 5.

Step 7: Wrap the jewelry wire around peg 5 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool.

Step 8: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 5.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

The letter M could also be made using regular metal pegs instead of the 3/16” Super Pegs shown here. To do this, the regular metal peg for peg 2 and 4 would need to be positioned in row 5 positions B and D (see the matrix on our WigJig Delphi jewelry tool by selecting here), while pegs 1, 3, and 5 would be in Row 1 positions A, C and E. All other steps would remain the same. The finished W would be more angular and less rounded.

That completes the letter M.

Letter N, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter N, written in jewelry making wire, using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter N by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 1/2 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around peg 3 as shown and down to peg 4.

Step 6: Wrap the jewelry wire around Peg 4 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool.

Step 7: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 4.

Step 8: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 9: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 10: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter N. 

Instructions for writing the letter O in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter O, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.  Finished letter O, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter O by shaping jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown above) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown. Peg 2 is a 5/8 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Bend the jewelry wire around peg 1.

Step 6: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make a loop at the end of the wire where peg 1 was.

Step 7: Cut the excess wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Using your bent chain nose pliers grasp one loop at a time and bend it from the outside of the O to the inside of the O.

Step 10: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter O.

Letter P, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools. Peg pattern for letter P, written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter P by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig Jewelry Making Tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around Peg 3 in the pattern on your jewelry making tool. Peg 3 is a 5/16 inch Super Peg.

Step 6: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your bent chain nose pliers grasp the end of the wire where it crosses the wire segment from peg 1 to peg 2 and bend the wire back. Ultimately, the jewelry wire should form a large loop around the wire segment from peg 1 to peg 2.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Squeeze the end of the wire flat with your fingers.

Step 9: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

The design for the letter P can be modified in step 4 by wrapping your jewelry wire completely around peg 2 then wrapping the wire around peg 3. This provides a loop at the top of the letter P that can be used as a single point to hang the letter from.

That completes the letter P.

Finished letter Q, written in jewelry wire, using WigJig jewelry making tools.Letter Q, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools.Letter Q, written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter Q, written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter Q by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 5 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown. Peg 2 is a 5/8 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your bent chain nose pliers grasp the wire about 3/16” from the initial loop and bend this wire segment toward the center of the Q as shown above.

Step 6: Grasp the jewelry wire on the other end of the circle made by Peg 2 and bend this wire away from the center of the Q. (See the picture, bottom-right.)

Step 7: Hook the two ends of the Q together and squeeze so that they stay connected.

Step 8: Using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make a loop in the end of the jewelry wire.

Step 9: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 10: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 11: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter Q.

Finished letter R, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter R, written in jewelry making wire, using WigJig jewelry tools.  Intermediate step in writing letter R, in jewelry making wire, using WigJig jewelry making tools.

Making the Letter R by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 4 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around Peg 3 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool. Peg 3 is a 5/16 inch Super Peg.

Step 6: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your bent chain nose pliers grasp the end of the wire where it crosses the wire segment from peg 1 to peg 2. Bend the wire back on it self so that it loops around the wire segment from peg 1 to peg 2.

Step 7: Bend the end of the jewelry wire down to form the lower limb of the R.

Step 8: Using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make a loop in the end of the R.

Step 9: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 10: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 11: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter R.

Letter S, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools. Peg pattern for letter S, written in jewelry making wire, using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter S by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown. Peg 2 is a 5/16 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around Peg 3 as shown. Peg 3 is also a 5/16” Super Peg.

Step 6: Wrap the jewelry wire around regular metal peg 4 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool.

Step 7: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make a loop at the end of letter S where peg 4 was.

Step 8: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 9: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 10: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter S.

The Letter T

Letter T, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools. Peg pattern for letter T in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.
 

Making Letter T by shaping jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 4 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire above and around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown.

Step 5: Wrap the wire under peg 3 and between peg 3 and peg 4.

Step 6: Wrap the jewelry wire around and under peg 4, then between peg 4 and peg 3 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool.

Step 7: Wra
p the jewelry wire over peg 3 and between peg 3 and peg 2.

Step 8: Wrap the jewelry wire under and to the left of peg 2, then up to peg 5.

Step 9: Wrap the jewelry wire around peg 5 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool.

Step 10: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 5.

Step 11: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 12: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 13: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

The letter T could be made without using peg 3, but this would require twisting the wire between pegs 2 and 4. To do this, you would need to grasp the wire at peg 2 (after removing from the WigJig jewelry tool) in the jaws of your Fine Step Jaw Pliers and twist the wire by holding it with your fingers where peg 4 was. 1 to 2 full twists should be enough.

That completes the letter T.


The Letter U:
Letter U, written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools. Peg pattern for letter U, written in jewelry making wire, using WigJig jewelry tools.
 

Making The Letter U by shaping jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown. Peg 2 is a 5/16 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around regular metal peg 3 as shown.

Step 6: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 3.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Flatten and harden the wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter U.

 


The Letter V

Letter V, written in jewelry wire, using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter V written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.
 

Making the Letter V by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown.

Step 5: Bend the jewelry wire up and around regular metal peg 3 as shown.

Step 6: Remove the jewelyr wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 3.

Step 7: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 8: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 9: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter V. 


The Letter W

Letter W written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter W written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.
 

Making the Letter W by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 5 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown. Peg 2 is a 3/16 inch Super Peg.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around regular metal peg 3 and down to Peg 4. Peg 4 is another 3/16” Super Peg.

Step 6: Wrap the jewelry wire around Peg 4 and up to peg 5.

Step 7: Wrap the jewelry wire around peg 5 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool.

Step 8: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 5.

Step 9: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 10: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 11: Flatten and harden the wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

The letter W could also be made using regular metal pegs instead of the 3/16” Super Pegs shown here. To do this, the regular metal peg for peg 2 and 4 would need to be positioned in row 1 positions B and D (see the matrix on your WigJig Delphi Jewelry Tool by selecting here.), while pegs 1, 3, and 5 would be in Row 5 positions A, C and E. All other steps would remain the same. The finished W would be more angular and less rounded.

That completes the letter W.


The Letter X

Letter X written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter X written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.

Making the Letter X by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 2 inches long and another piece of jewelry wire 3 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the 2 inch jewelry wire segment in the end with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop of the 2 inch jewelry wire segment on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool as shown.

Step 5: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 2.

Step 6: Cu
t the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 7: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers. This forms one of the cross members of the X.


Step 8: Using the tips of your round nose pliers make a the smallest possible U shaped bend in the middle of the 3 inch jewelry wire segment.

Step 9: Position the cross member for the X that you made from the 2 inch jewelry wire segment in the middle of the U shaped bend made in the three inch wire segment and tightly wrap the three inch wire segment around the shorter segment two times.

Step 10: Bend the top wire segment up to form one of the top limbs of the X and the other segment down to form one of the bottom limbs.

Step 11: Using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers make loops in both segments at the appropriate positions.

Step 12: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter and close both loops using your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 13: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 14: Position the letter X as shown and using a couple of drops of jeweler’s cement, glue the cross member in place.

That completes the letter X.


The Letter Y
Letter Y written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools. Peg pattern for letter Y written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.
 

Making the Letter Y by shaping jewelry wire on WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 4 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelyr wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire above and around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire under peg 3 and between peg 3 and peg 4.

Step 6: Wrap the jewelry wire around and under peg 4, then between peg 4 and peg 3.

Step 7: Wrap the jewelry wire over peg 3 and between peg 3 and peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool.

Step 8: Wrap the jewelry wire under and to the left of peg 2, then up to peg 5.

Step 9: Wrap the jewelry wire around peg 5.

Step 10: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 5.

Step 11: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 12: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 13: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter Y.

The Letter Z
Letter Z written in jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools.Peg pattern for letter Z written in jewelry making wire using WigJig jewelry tools.
 

Making the Letter Z by shaping jewelry wire using WigJig jewelry making tools:

Step 1: Cut a piece of jewelry wire about 3 1/2 inches long.

Step 2: Make a loop in the end of the cut jewelry wire with the flush cut.

Step 3: Straighten the jewelry wire with your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

Step 4: Place the initial loop on regular metal peg 1 (shown at right) and wrap the wire around peg 2 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry making tool as shown.

Step 5: Wrap the jewelry wire around peg 3 as shown and down to peg 4.

Step 6: Wrap the jewelry wire around Peg 4 in the pattern on your WigJig jewelry tool.

Step 7: Remove the jewelry wire from the jewelry making jig and using your Fine Step Jaw Pliers tighten the loop made around peg 4.

Step 8: Cut the excess jewelry wire with your flush cutter.

Step 9: Close the loop at the end with your bent chain nose pliers.

Step 10: Flatten and harden the jewelry wire component by squeezing it in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.

That completes the letter Z. 


How to Harden your jewelry wire letters:

The letters C, D, G, I, J, L, M, N, S, U, V, W, and Z can be hammered with a chasing hammer and anvil to harden the letters. The letter A can be hammered before the horizontal cross piece is added to the letter. When hammering letters, it is suggested that you hammer to achieve a slight flattening of the letter. This will ensure that the shape is hardened and will be permanent.

All other letters should be hardened by squeezing the letters in the jaws of your Nylon Jaw Pliers.


How to Hang Your Letters From Jewelry:

Most letters will work better of hung from two points. The exception to this are the letters A, I, J, L, and O. These five letters should be hung from a single point. When hanging your letters it is suggested that you use wire significantly smaller than the letter itself so that the hanger does not detract from the view of the letter. 24 gauge wire will work well for making the hangers for your letters.

Because these letters are relatively light, it may help the letters to hang better if you can hang some beads from the bottom of the letters. This will add weight which will help to stabilize the letters.

Some experimentation will be required to find the right technique for hanging letters from each necklace. Large Figure 8 connectors will work in some cases. A wrapped bead link will work better in other cases. Hanging the letters from commercial chain using jump rings may work better in some cases.


How To Mount Your Jewelry Wire Letters:

These letters may be glued to a metal or paper backing if desired. Any glue that will dry clear and resist cracking due to changes in temperature will work.

Good Luck making your letters in wire! Please review our Beginner’s Instructions if you have any questions about the techniques discussed here. You can find this section from our wigjig.com home page by selecting the link titled “Beginner’s Instructions”.

 

 

 



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