Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

wire wrapped birthstone pendant

This beautiful wire wrapped pendant’s colours can be changed to represent the birth stones of the children or grandchildren. Wear this pendant alone or build a beaded necklace around this gorgeous focal.
Step 1

Cut 30" [76.2cm] of wire.

Step 2

Using round nose pliers, create a wrapped loop, 2" [5.08 cm] from the end of the wire. Wrap the wire eight (to nine) times and trim the tail.

Step 3

Thread on a glass faceted oval bead.

Step 4

Measure the length of the wire wraps and place your pliers this distance away from the edge to the bead to create a mirror of wire wraps on the opposite side of the bead. Do not trim the tail.

Step 5

Guide the tail of the wire along the side of the bead, up to the wire wraps on the other side. Place the wire in front of the wire wraps and wrap once around the existing wraps, back out to the front of the bead.

Step 6

Guide the wire down the other side of the bead, in front of the wraps and wrap once around the existing wraps, back out to the front of the bead.

Step 7

Continue this technique of herringbone wire wrapping until you have three wraps on either side of the bead. Each pass up the side of the bead should lay behind the previous wire.

Step 8

Thread a white faceted bead onto the wire. Wrap the wire around the bead twice and then around the “stem” of the wire.

Step 9

Repeat this process adding, a turquoise bead, a clear bead, a turquoise bead and another white bead, each with their own wraps and wraps around the “stem” wire.

Step 10

Once all of the beads have been added, guide the beads along the side of the bead and wrap the tail around the existing wire wraps at the top of the oval bead.

Step 11

Guide the wire one last time down the opposite side of the bead, behind the other wires and wrap to secure at the other end of the bead on top of the existing wire wraps. Trim the tail.

Step 12

Using chain nose pliers, attach the chain and findings to either side of the pendant.

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