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Curvy Wire Wrapped Pendant

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Updated June 16, 2016
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Another great tutorial from My Beads, this Curvy Wire Wrapped Pendant is a wonderful way to hone your wire wrapping skills. After this tutorial, you'll easily be able to make wire wrapped jewelry pendants for all your family and friends. DIY pendants are a great way to turn a homemade necklace from stylish to standout. Adding in a wire wrapping element will help give your pendant project an edge. Use this printable project to master this wire jewelry making technique, and make stunning DIY jewelry pieces.

Curvy Wire Wrapped Pendant

Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Gemstone

Time to complete: In an evening

Bead Technique Used: Chainmail/Wirework

Bead Project Type: Other

Difficulty Level: Intermediate




Materials:

  • Approx. 32cm 0.6mm square sterling silver wire.
  • Approx. 15cm half round sterling silver wire.
  • Cabochon (this one is 25x18mm).
  • Masking Tape/ Sticky Tape.
  • Round nose pliers (or, anything with a fine tip)
  • Cutting pliers.

Instructions:

  1. Cut your piece of square wire into 2 pieces 10cm each and 2 pieces 6cm each. Take the two shorter pieces and bind them securely together using tape (do this toward one end). Then, bend the top over something (I used the end of a small fork) to form the bail, as show.

     Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
     
  2. Secure the bail with about 4 - 5 wraps of half round wire. Do this about 1 - 1.5cm away from the top of the bail. This will leave sufficient room for a necklace to be slid through. Make sure the wraps are tight by flattening with your flat nose pliers. Note: As you can see in the photo, my pliers are covered with masking tape. I always do this as it stops the pliers marking the wire.

     Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
     
  3. Take your two longer pieces of wire and align them on either side of your piece (as shown). Secure with tape toward the bottom of the piece. It helps if you bend the top of the 2 pieces of wire out where they meet the half round wrap. This way you can align the 4 pieces of wire properly.

     Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
     
  4. Now using half round wire secure the 4 wires together. Do this from the point just below the original wrap finishes. The wraps should go for about 1cm (10 wraps). So far, your pendant should look like this:

    Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
    Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
     
  5. Cut the two middle wires at the bottom. Leave about 3mm after the final wrap. Bend them over the half round wrap and press them down with your flat nose pliers. This area (with the visible cut wires) will be the side that will face the stone.

    Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
     
  6. Place it against the flat side of your cabochon. Bend the 4 wires over the stone to hold it in place. The picture below shows all 4 wires bent over to secure the stone.

    Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
     
  7. I have decided to make my prongs quite small. So I have cut the wires leaving about 1cm to hold the stone. If you would like something more elaborate (like the hematite pendant at the top of the page) then leave the wire long and curl it.

    Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
     
  8. Then, curl your wires to give the pendant a decorative touch.

    Curvy Wire Wrap Pendant
     

 Find more easy wire projects on our 13 Simple Wire Jewelry Making Instructions for Beginners page.
 

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A wonderful design with clear instructions - when done it is very like some pendants I have bought at high cost and I can say that I did it all myself -- actually, having done this one and with its directions to fall back on, I am going to dry to do one like one of the ones I already have ... see what comes of it

Looks like I might be able to do I'm sure going to try.

this is very simple love it. x

love the design, nice and simple, can't wait to try it out.

Thanks for the positive feedback! We love hearing from happy readers :) Let us know how it turns out, phibble1 7676315! -Editor of AllFreeBeadedJewelry

Thumbs up. Can't wait to try, but instructions & pics look simple to follow

Great tutorial, keep up the good work and let's see some more!

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