Learn how to make this unique pendant, using geometric headpins and a spiral wire wrapping technique.
The beautiful natural turquoise nuggets were provided by Happy Mango Beads.
- Natural Turquoise Nugget Beads 12-16mm – 4; From Happy Mango Beads
- 18 gauge copper wire
- 20 gauge copper wire
- 4 copper jump rings
- Ring mandrel, broom handle or any other item that you have around the house to form a circle.
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- A second pair of pliers – I used bent nose pliers.
First we’ll be making geometric headpins to use in our design. If you need some extra help, or learn better from video, click here for my video tutorial.
Cut a piece of 20 gauge wire about 3 inches long.
Twist your wrist away from you to form a loop. Twist your wrist as far as you can then carefully release the wire and reposition the pliers, keeping the wire on the same part of the pliers and twist again.
Repeat this 4 times to make 4 headpins.
Continue wrapping in the same direction to finish the wrap. Clip off any excess wire if necessary.
Repeat for all 4 of the turquoise nuggets.
(Note: If you just add earring wires, these would make beautiful, simple earrings.)
Cut 6 inches of 18 gauge wire.
I put mine on a satin cord.
I love the look of the copper with the turquoise nuggets, but silver wire would be just as beautiful.
Definitely go check out Happy Mango Beads for a very unique selection of beads!
(Want some matching earrings?! Click here!)