You can whip up this necklace pretty quickly. Then you can whip up some more for your friends!
Materials and Tools Needed:
- Natural Turquoise Nugget Beads (From Happy Mango Beads)
- Mixed Gemstone Beads 8 mm (From Happy Mango Beads)
- 16 gauge black copper coated wire
- 20 gauge silver wire
- Chain (I used a vintage chain I got at a jewelry sale. It’s already finished. You’ll need a clasp if you don’t have a finished chain.)
- Jump rings.
You can use any wire you like. 20 gauge wire would be fine, too.
The next steps show how to make a spiral. This video shows in general how to make a spiral.
Twist the wire around the barrel of the round nose pliers. Go as far as you can go, readjust your wrist and complete the loop.
Trim off any excess wire. Here’s where I cut off about one inch.
Make a loop on top to create a charm.
Place 2 of the natural turquoise beads onto the wire.
(If you need help with this, see my video tutorial How to Make a Bead Dangle.)
Cut 2 pieces of 3 inch wire and make spiral headpins with them.
Make bead dangles with 2 of the mixed gemstone beads.
Open a few jump rings. Click here for a video of the proper way to open them.
Using a jump ring, add the spiral charm to the other side of the turquoise dangle.
Add a clasp to your chain.
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