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How to Wire Wrap Pendants: 15 Wire Wrapping Tutorials

Check out these wire wrapping tutorials and learn the basics of how to wire wrap a pendant!

By: Kelly Spence, Editor, AllFreeJewelryMaking
How to Wire Wrap Pendants Wire Wrapping Tutorials

When you've got simple wire wrapping techniques in your bag of tricks, almost anything and everything becomes a piece of jewelry waiting to happen! Take a pretty piece of stone, a gleaming cabochon, or a fabulous focal bead and wrap it up using classic wire wrapping techniques, and you've got a bright and shiny new pendant ready to adorn a plain chain or cord. Not only do wire wrapping pendants provide a safe and secure setting for the stone or bead, but it opens up so many possibilities for embellishment. You'll be leaving your lifeless beading thread behind once you check out How to Wire Wrap Pendants: 15 Wire Wrapping Tutorials.

These stunning DIY pendants will make everyone ask where you bought your new accessories! Start off with some of our beginner wrap pendants to get your feet wet. Once you've nailed those, grab your bead stash and try some of our beaded pendant projects. There's a pendant in every color and for every style in this collection. Your only problem will be picking which one to tackle first! 

Simple Wire Wrap Pendants

Brass Wire Wrapped Turquoise Pendant

Getting Started: Beginner Wire-Wrapped Pendants

New to making pendants out of wire? These are the perfect beginner jewelry projects to practice your wire wrapping technique. Don't let the ease of these projects fool you, though -- the end results look absolutely beautiful! 

From circular shapes to simple crystal wrapping, there is a pendant project for everyone in this beginner DIY jewelry collection.

Learn how to wire wrap pendants for beginners with these basic tutorials.

Beaded Wire Wrap Pendants

Adorable Wire Wrapped Elephant DIY Pendant

It's Better with Beads: Learning How to Wire-Wrap Pendants with Beads

If you are a bead hoarder, we know that you're just dying to find another excuse to whip out that bead collection. These beaded pendants are just what you need to ignite your jewelry creativity. These tutorials will show you that you can wire wrap pendants into all sorts of shapes and sizes, from cute little elephants to stunning swirls.  

Gorgeous Wire Wrap Pendants

How to Make and Wire Wrap a Dandelion Cabochon Pendant

Take it to the Next Level: Advanced Wire-Wrapping Tutorials for Pendants

Ready to take your wire wrapping to the next level? Once you've practiced with the easier projects and feel more confident in your pendant making skills, you can try some of these more advanced jewelry tutorials. These pendants look like they came from an expensive department store. Imagine how shocked your friends will be when they learn that you made them yourself! 

You'll be suprised how easy wire-wrapping becomes; you'll get used to working with different materials, such as cabochons. As Pearl Blay from The Beading Gem says about her wire-wrapped Dandelion Cabochon Pendant, "Some methods of wire wrapping cabochons are easier than others. This fairly simple one works especially well with large hemispherical cabochons like the one I made from a real dried dandelion and resin."

Learn the Basics: How to Wire Wrap Pendants

How to Wire Wrap Pendants on Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings

Wire wrapping is an easy way to make your homemade jewelry look simple and elegant. The basics for wire wrapping a pendant are fairly similar, whether you are making a necklace, bracelet, or even a pair of earrings.

Basic Wire Wrapping Steps:

  1. Choose a stone
  2. Gather your materials
  3. Twist wires
  4. Center wire on stone
  5. Make a basket
  6. Secure the stone
  7. Twist wires together on front and back
  8. Secure the wire
  9. Trim the ends
  10. Make a wrapped loop
  11. Adjust wires and add chain
For more details, check out our helpful guide on How to Wire Wrap Pendants on Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings!

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