This is another simple, but elegant design using spirals. I didn’t actually mean to include spirals when I first started, but as I made this pendant, I added them. You can certainly skip the spiral at the top as well as the spiral headpins if you prefer to leave them out.
The original idea is from Crafty Jewelry. I added the spirals and I also teach you to make your own hoop.
The pendant I made is relatively large. You can make as small of a pendant as you want.
The other way you could customize this is to make it beaded all the way around instead of just one side.
- 20 gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
Wrap the wire around something round as large as you would like to make your pendant. I used a hand lotion bottle that was about 1 1/2″- 1 3/4″ across the lid. (If you’re using something larger or smaller, you’ll need more or less wire to start with.)
You’ll have to push the wire especially where the loop you formed because it will be more in a triangle form.
Cross the wires and make one twist right across from where your loop is.
Straighten one of the sides out just enough to get the beads on.
Continue wrapping that one wire in the same direction, but do not wrap the other wire.
Make sure your loop is secure. I left a little extra wire at the end that I didn’t cut off until later.
Make a flush cut on the end of the wire.
Hold the end of the wire between your round nose pliers. The wire should be at the end but not poking through the pliers.
Twist the pliers away from you, using your wrist. Once you go as far as you can, leave your pliers inside the loop but readjust the pliers and then finish the loop.
Cut 3 pieces of wire 3″ long each.
Hold the wire in your round nose pliers. Bend the wire down and around the barrel of round nose pliers.
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