I am always having some ask me where I learned to wire wrap....how I do it, which in itself is something of a different deal, but I wanted to share with you where I learned to wire wrap. The basic come from a guy who goes by "bikerrandy"....he has this basic wrap tutorial posted on a forum that i frequent daily...I will share the link with you in a moment.........but the basics are actually pretty simple...it's those stinkin curly Q's that got me at first!!
If you can, wrap your mind around letting the wire do the work...that is, when you are trying to do the curlies, after the basic wrap, they should turn out smooth, and even. All wire has a creasing point, use a piece of scrap wire to find that, and it gives you an idea of how far you can "bend" the wire until it finally has a crease, trying to avoid that is key in wire wrapping. Gently bring the wire in to a loop, and you will see the wire start to work itself, instead of forcing it to do what you want it to do.
There are a lot of resources for free wire wrapping tutorials in which you can learn from, just type free wire wrapping tutorials in your browser, you will be amazed at what you find. The wraps you see here http://www.etsy.com/shop/superioragates all started from the basic wire wrap I learned from, and I progressed from there.
Find the basic wire wrapping tutorial here:
Learn how to do the basic swirls, with double square wire here:
And learn how to make a more complicated wrap, my style, here:
Wire wrapping gemstones is a wonderful hobby that just about anyone can learn to do! Take it from me....