The Poetry of Jewelry Making: Your Best Wire Wrapping Haiku Poems!

Jun 6, 2012

Once upon a time, before I became a beader, I fancied myself a bit of a poet. I found that writing haiku poems was a great way to get warmed up before a long writing session, and I still use them as writing prompts when I'm feeling stuck creatively.

A haiku is a simple Japanese poem that consists of three lines. The first line should be exactly five syllables; the second line, exactly seven syllables; and the third line, exactly five syllables. It sounds easy, but writing one of these poems is more difficult than you might think!

The subject of a haiku is traditionally something observed in nature, but I wondered what our beady Facebook fans could come up with when it came to haiku about wire wrapping. After all, if there's one thing that can be said about our readers, they are definitely creative!

Three Great Wire Wrapping Haiku

My pal Stephanie Dixon, also known as the Dixon Chick, came up with this lovely little wire wrapping haiku:

Mysterious wire
Hidden treasure to unfold
Creation from my own hand

Can't you just feel the Zen of that poem? It's true: wire wrapping takes something as ordinary as copper wire and turns it into something beautiful and magical!

Next up, metal jewelry artist Kate Ferrant Richbourg shared this wire wrapping haiku:

Wire, a saucy minx.
Wrap and link, rinse and repeat.
My addiction? Yes!

I love the images in Kate's wire wrapping poem. My wire wrapping projects should be fun-loving and a little bit mischievous, and not cold, hard drudgery. Let's see some sparks!

And finally, reader Candice Milhausen came up with this poetic expression of wire wrapping:

Wire is my passion
It makes me happy inside
Wearing beads with pride

And that's really what it's all about, isn't it? Wire wrapping and jewelry making is supposed to bring us joy!

Whether you're a beginner or can count yourself among the more experienced with wire wrapping, you'll be thrilled with the new Easy Wire 2012 special issue! You'll find over seventy brand-new wire wrapping and wire jewelry making projects from designers like Heather Powers, Kerry Bogert, and Michelle Mach, along with step-by-step illustrations and photos, helpful tips for working with wire, and advanced techniques like adding patina and texture to wire. Pre-order your copy of Easy Wire 2012 and experience the tranquility of making your own wire jewelry!

Want to try your hand at writing your own wire wrapping haiku? Remember the 5-7-5 rule for syllables per line, and leave your haiku here as a comment on this blog!

Bead Happy,


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Joevega wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 7:06 AM

"Todas las virtudes son hermosas y variadas

Como las gemas que voy enlazando.

Y es mi vida lo que voy con ellas enhebrando ..."

I dont know how to say this in English, please.

hauppy wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 8:18 AM

Loop, wrap, bend, twist, string.

Making jewelry is my thing!

Stone, gems, sparkle, bling!

Lori@129 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 8:45 AM

Thank you very much

for featuring my earrings!

I am so honored!

(there!  thank you haiku -- oh -- that one rhymes!)

Lucy31501 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 8:55 AM

Wire, wire in my hand

pick up glass in the sand

fashion in braclets or in a band!

on Jun 6, 2012 10:00 AM

Coiling off the spool

Wire has a mind of its own

But I can tame it.

Thanks for the fun idea to start the day.

Patricia at

Clancey wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 3:57 PM

Copper, silver, bronze

Turquoise, serpentine, lapis

Is wired strength to wear

Mizrae13 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 6:31 PM

Orbs of glass embraced

silver twists hugs precious gems

cradled, swaddled, bound

Carol Rae, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada

Radiance@3 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 6:56 PM

Coiling from the spool

It taunts:  "Just try to rule me!"

I raise my hammer.


on Jun 6, 2012 7:59 PM

1) Bendy little wire

   Twist of creativity

   Always a surprise

2) Which color to choose?

    Shall I crimp it or curl it?


3) Stick straight wire, waiting

   Loop di loop and loop once more

   Yikes! I'm dizzy now!

Help! I can't stop writing wire haiku - it's addictive! I just answered a question my husband asked me in 5-7-5 form.

4) Better go. See why?

    Haiku's got me all wired up

    All good things must end.

Donlynn wrote
on Jun 8, 2012 9:25 AM

It bends to my will

Sinuous, supple copper

A beauty is born

janeteva wrote
on Jun 8, 2012 11:57 AM

Wire - my nemesis.

Always creasing and breaking.

It drives me crazy!

(Thought I'd get that off my chest - thanks for the fun Haiku idea!!)

on Jun 9, 2012 1:50 PM

Smooth shining silver

With hidden strength holds the stone

It captures in time.

on Jun 9, 2012 1:50 PM

Smooth shining silver

With hidden strength holds the stone

It captures in time.

glenda@66 wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 3:04 PM

Metallic and gems

Twisted wire all akimbo

Glistening for you

Judy1101 wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 3:58 PM

Coil it and wrap it

Around the stone, bead or more

This craft I adore

on Jun 9, 2012 5:55 PM

The work is the way

To bring my visions to life

And share with others

wirewarped wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 6:33 PM

Wire turning, twisting

My creative juices flow

Time unnoticed.

wirewarped wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 6:36 PM

Wire turning, twisting

My creative juices flow

Time unnoticed

jeanirvin wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 8:43 AM

Wire is my new craft.

I may make a mess of it.

I will try my best.

mlente wrote
on Jun 11, 2012 5:41 PM

Spiral, turn twist, coil.

Desire becomes a vision.

Metal comes to life.

candacecane wrote
on Jun 14, 2012 9:10 AM

Oh, that shiney coil

Awaits the creative dance

Making it Magic!

wigwagwiggy wrote
on Jul 4, 2012 12:03 PM

I love making things

wire crafting, like my ring

That's why I like bling.

wigwagwiggy wrote
on Jul 4, 2012 12:04 PM

I love making things

wire crafting. I like my ring

Make yourself some bling.