What you need

Gem stone or other rock
Soft silver Jewelry Wire
Small Round nosed pliers

Instructions

 This jewelry making project shows you how to make a wire wrappend pendant using a collected stone, rock or gem.

Start by cutting around 1/2 yard (1/2 metre) or wire with your pliers.

To begin form a small loop at one end of the wire, this will be used to hook the frist wrap of wire into place and act as a knot. crimp the wire to keep it tight.

 

Then randomly wrap your wire around your stone until you get a desired effect.

Leave around 1 inch of wire (2.5cm) to form a eye loop at the top for your chain.

Before you finish take your last piece and tuck it under the other wires at the back, this will stop your stone from unraveling. See picture for example.

If your wire is not sitting well on your stone, you could add some glue to keep it in place on the back of the stone where it can not be seen.

Pendant – Wire Wrapped Stone



What you need

Gem stone or other rock
Soft silver Jewelry Wire
Small Round nosed pliers

Instructions

 This jewelry making project shows you how to make a wire wrappend pendant using a collected stone, rock or gem.

Start by cutting around 1/2 yard (1/2 metre) or wire with your pliers.

To begin form a small loop at one end of the wire, this will be used to hook the frist wrap of wire into place and act as a knot. crimp the wire to keep it tight.

 

Then randomly wrap your wire around your stone until you get a desired effect.

Leave around 1 inch of wire (2.5cm) to form a eye loop at the top for your chain.

Before you finish take your last piece and tuck it under the other wires at the back, this will stop your stone from unraveling. See picture for example.

If your wire is not sitting well on your stone, you could add some glue to keep it in place on the back of the stone where it can not be seen.



What you need

2 15” lengths of antiqued bronze 26 gauge artist wire
8 faceted 8mm carnelian top-drilled briolettes
2 antiqued bronze lever back ear wires
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers

Instructions

 

 
Step 1: String one carnelian bead onto the middle of one length of wire. Pinch the wire together about ½ inch above the bead as you twist the bead to for the first branch. Separate the two wire tails above the first bead.
 
Step 2: Add another bead to one end of the wire, and hold it in place ¼ to ½ inch from the top of your first branch. Bend the wire back on itself and pinch the intersection where the wires meet. Twist the new bead to form the second branch.
 
Step 3: Bring the two wires together and pinch about ½ inch above the intersection of your first two branches. Twist the existing branches.
 
Step 4: Add a third bead to the piece of wire opposite your second branch. Repeat Step 2 to form a third branch.
 
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 to form your final branch.  Pinch the two wires together ¼ inch above the final branch intersection and twist the branches.
 
Step 6: Grip the two wires at the top of the twisted section with your round nose pliers, and wrap the wire around the nose of the pliers to form a loop. Center the loop above the earring.
 
Step 7: Thread the small loop at the base of your first lever back ear wire onto the wire loop at the top of the earring. Hold the loop with your chain nose pliers as you wrap the remaining wire around the base of the loop several times. Trim any excess wire and squeeze the wire ends into the wrapped wire with your chain nose pliers to prevent poking.
 
Step 8: Repeat steps 1 to 8 to make your second earring.
 
Once completed, you can bend and kink the wire branches to give them a more natural look. These earrings can be make with any color of wire and any teardrop shaped beads.
 
This project was submitted by Lydia Schrandt. To see more of her work, visit lydiasara.etsy.com.

Comments

  1. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to call it ugly… such a bitter person to say that… To actually rate the project: I think the idea was to make it very simple and rudimentary, and there exactly lies it’s uniqueness.

  2. The only thing good about thi wrapping is the hint to make a loop to “knot” your wire with. Other than that, this is an UGLY wrap on a beautiful stone

  3. When wraping stones, shark teeth, arrowheads, and other things like this remember “Less Is More”.

  4. very nice huh!!!

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