Make this quick and simple pendant, add it to a cord or chain and you have a beautiful necklace.
I like to make my chain long for an easy, flowing look. You can use a shorter chain to really show off the pendant more.
You may remember this technique from the Chunky Rose Quartz Necklace Tutorial that I shared previously. If you’re looking for more of a challenge or a bigger project, check that out.
Tools and Materials:
- Rose Quartz Large Nugget Gemstone Beads 9-35mm
- 20 gauge, half-hard round wire (I used silver plated)
- A chain or cord to place your pendant on to wear it.
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Bent nose pliers
Cut approximately 10 inches of wire.
If you use the same gemstone nuggets I linked to above, you will need about 10 inches. The length will vary if you use a different size than I did.
Hold the wire in round nose pliers about 1 1/2 inches from the top.
Wrap the short end around one barrel of round nose pliers.
Take the wire off your round nose pliers. Hold the loop in chain nose pliers.
The loop will be off-center at this point and we want to center it. To do this I wrap the short end of the wire around the longer one and at the same time pull the longer wire out straight, which centers the loop.
Wrap the wire around two more times. Keep your wraps straight and close together.
Hint: If your wraps are not close, use chain nose pliers to pull them close to each other.
Trim off the excess wire making a flush cut.
Using chain nose pliers, push in the end to make sure it’s not poking out.
Slide a large quartz nugget gemstone onto the wire.
Pull the wire back up across the bead.
We’ll just have wire on one side of the bead, so choose which side you would like to have as the front.
Wrap the wire around the previous wraps you made a few times.
Trim off the excess wire making a flush cut and make sure the end is not poking out.
Simply slide this onto a cord or chain of your choice and you have a necklace!
Hint: Use your chain nose pliers to position the loop on top so that the pendant hangs correctly on the the chain or cord.
Alternatively, you could use a jump ring to attach the pendant to a chain, which is what I did. You can either attach a jump ring and slide the jump ring over the chain or attach it with the jump ring to a link in the chain.
Have fun and be creative!
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