Memory Wire 101: Using Memory Wire in Jewelry Making
Memory wire is a type of steel wire used in jewelry making that keeps its cold-forged shape. This characteristic helps keep wire designs in place after completion, making memory wire an excellent choice for quick and easy projects. Memory wire is typically sold in coils with pre-formed loops sized for bracelets, necklaces or rings, and is available in many plated metal finishes including gold, silver, copper, and gun metal.
How to Use Memory Wire
Memory wire can be used to make jewelry including bangle bracelets and necklaces. Simply cut your memory wire coil to your desired number of loops. When creating a bracelet from memory wire, you can easily achieve a stacked or wrapped look by using multiple loops. Note: Memory wire is very strong. To prevent damage to your regular wire cutters, we highly recommend only using specialized memory wire cutters to cut memory wire.
You can adorn your memory wire by sliding on beads, wire wrapping components to the memory wire base, or using specialized findings such as slide-on cups or glue-on pads. See our videos and project tutorials for instructions, patterns, and design ideas.
Memory Wire Jewelry Instructional Videos
Find inspiration with our step-by-step instructional videos and learn how to work with memory wire and create jewelry.
More Video Tutorials
- **How to Create a Wire-Wrapped Flat Memory Wire Bracelet with European Style Large Hole Beads**
- **How to Wrap Cup Chain Onto Flat Memory Wire**
- **How to Make a Memory Wire Ring With a Beaded Focal Cluster**
- **How to Make a Memory Wire Bracelet with Tweedy Beads**
- **How to Finish Memory Wire Ends**
Memory Wire Jewelry Project Tutorials
- **Muscadine Ring**
- **Costa Rica Memory Wire Bracelet**
- **Retired - Galactic Explorer Bracelet**
- **Gold Coast Sunset Earrings**
- **Gilded Chalice Bracelet**
- **Ice Crystal Memory Wire Choker**
- **Retired - Over the Moon Memory Wire Bracelet**
- **Ariana Cuff**
- **Swinging Crescent Earrings in Metallic Rainbow**
- **Kavala Cuff**
- **Ice Crystal Memory Wire Bracelet**
- **Sparkling Lilac Bracelet**
- **Grease Lightning Memory Wire Bracelet**
- **Kavala Cuff in Night**
- **Sputnik Ring**
- **Moonshine Memory Wire Bracelet**
- **Bubbling Sea Memory Wire Bracelet**
- **Retired - Parisian Posh Bracelet**
Memory Wire Supplies
Shop our entire selection of memory wire including specialized findings and cutters. Embellish your memory wire with beads and charms. We especially love using Czech glass beads when making memory wire jewelry.