I have been related to art most of my life and worked with wire wrapped jewelry for many years.
Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making jewelry by hand.
In wire wrapping, jewelry is made using jewelry wire and findings similar to wire (like 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 making that loop or decorative shape permanent.
Because of this technique for wrapping wire around itself this craft is called wire wrapping.