is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry
. This technique is done with jewelry wire
similar to wire (for example, head-pins) to make components. Wire components are then connected to one another using mechanical techniques with no soldering
or heating of the wire. Frequently, in this approach, a wire is bent into a loop or other decorative shape and then the wire is wrapped around itself to finish the wire component. This makes the loop or decorative shape permanent. The technique of wrapping wire around itself gives this craft its name of wire wrapping.