How to Make a Hammered Circle Pendant

Hammered Circle Pendant TutorialI love wire and I especially love hammering the heck out of it to make this cool look (and to get out any frustrations you may have!)

I got this strand of Rainbow Fluorite Round Beads 7-8mm  from Happy Mango Beads and the gems are variations of some of my favorite colors, so I have been using them as much as possible.  And since I’m only using a few beads for each project, they really stretch.

So far I showed you this bracelet with them:

How to Make a BraceletAnd today I’ll show you a pendant.  (And tomorrow look for matching earrings!)

How to Make a Hammered Circle PendantMaterials and Tools:

  • 18 gauge wire
  • 3 headpins
  • 3 beads.  I used Rainbow Fluorite Round Beads 7-8mm from Happy Mango Beads.
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Ring mandrel or something like a big, thick highlighter.
  • Hammer and steel block or anvil.

Step #1

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantCut a piece of the 18 gauge wire to approximately 6 inches long.

Step #2

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantHow to make a hammered wire circle pendantHow to make a hammered wire circle pendantWrap the wire around the big end of the ring mandrel, or use something cylindrical you have on hand.

Twist the wire around.

Step #3

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantGrasp one end with the round nose pliers.

Step #4

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantHow to make a hammered wire circle pendantWrap the wire around the barrel of the pliers toward you and then between the pliers and the loop.

Step #5

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantHold the loop you made with chain nose pliers and then continue wrapping the wire around.

Then wrap the other wire around.  Cut off any excess wire.

How to make a hammered wire circle pendant

Step #6

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantHammer the circle you made.  I like the marks on the wire, so I just hammered until I liked it.  You can actually use any hammer for this.

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantStep #7

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantMake 3 bead dangles with the Rainbow Fluorite.

(If you need help making dangles, watch my video How to Make a Bead Dangle)

Step #8

How to make a hammered wire circle pendantOpen 3 jump rings.

(If you need help opening jump rings, see my video How to Properly Open and Close Jump Rings)

Step #9

How to Make a Hammered Circle PendantAdd the bead dangles to the circle using the jump rings.

How to Make a Hammered Circle PendantJust add to any chain and you’ve got a great pendant!

To Customize This Pendant:

  • Make it bigger.
  • Make it smaller.
  • Add more beads.
  • Use less beads.

Tomorrow I’ll show you the matching earrings!


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  4. I loved the look of this when I saw it! Is it possible to make the circle able to open and close rather being fixed so as to customize the beads by adding or removing different colors tho match outfits?

    • Hi Tara!

      Thank you so much for your comment. I think it is possible – anything is possible! 🙂 And what a great idea! I will work on a tutorial for it (and if you come up with something in the meantime, by all means share it with me!)
      Warmly,
      Kim

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