ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant Tutorial

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant

See my beach inspiration from an art journal page to a piece of jewelry and learn how to make a beaded hoop pendant. You can make it beachy like I did or use any beads you like!

Here’s today’s video episode:

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant

Step-by-Step Photo Instructions:

These are the step-by-step photo instructions of the exact same tutorial that’s in the video.

Materials and Tools:

  • Beads of your choice **
  • 20 gauge half-hard, round wire, any metal you like
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Bent nose pliers
  • Something cylindrical to form your hoop around.  I used a small candle, but you can use anything that’s the size you’d like for your pendant to be.  You could use a large size on your ring mandrel.
  • Cord or chain to put your pendant on

** I used beads from a thrifted necklace.  They were small wooden beads.  This will work with any beads you like.

Beach Themed Art Journal Page

I took my inspiration for this pendant from the colors and theme of the art journal page I shared last week.

Step #1

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant

Wrap the wire around your cylindrical object.  Leave a total of 3 inches or more excess wire.  (1 1/2″ on each side past the point where the wires cross.

Step #2

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant

Add beads to the wire.

Step #3

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant

Twist the wire once.  Make sure that the beads are close to the bend so that it looks like a continuous hoop of beads.

Toubleshooting:  In the video I actually messed up this part leaving a break in the beads and fixed it, so if you have any problems make sure to watch the video.

Hint:  At any time if your loop gets out of shape, just put it back around your cylindrical object to make it a circle again.

Step #4

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant

Hold one of the wires in round nose pliers.  Wrap the wire around to form a loop.

Hint:  If one of your wires is longer than the other, use that wire.

Step #5

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant Tutorial

Hold the loop in chain nose pliers.  The loop may be off center, so straighten it as you wrap the wire around once.

Step #6

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant Tutorial

Wrap the wire around 2 more times. Wrap the other wire around a couple of times.

Step #7

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant Tutorial

Trim off the excess wire making a flush cut.

Step #8

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant Tutorial

Use chain nose pliers to make sure the ends are not poking out.

Step #9

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant Tutorial

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant Tutorial

Use your chain nose pliers to twist the loop so that you can thread a cord or chain through and wear your new pendant.

ECT TV Episode 70: Beaded Hoop Pendant Tutorial

Other ideas:

  • Make a pair and make earrings!
  • Use any beads you like.
  • Try any size hoop.
  • Try other shapes.

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