Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. Craft wire is particularly easy to shape, so it was a natural for forming into this Valentine heart pendant.
Be Mine Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Craft wire is particularly easy to shape, so it was a natural for forming into this Valentine heart pendant.

Materials

4mm Jet 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-93A
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Pink Mabe Pearl 9 to 10mm - Pack of 1
A8-910AP
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  • Price: $10.47
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Fuchsia Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-E20-25FT
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  • Price: $6.90
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (Oxidized 20ga .030") 4mm - Pack of 10
K11-41
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  • Price: $2.04
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
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Cordless Bead Reamer
HDP-380.00
  • HDP-380.00
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Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers
G2-1301
  • G2-1301
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Wubbers Jumbo Round Mandrel Pliers
G2-1305
  • G2-1305
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Instructions
Step 1
Flush cut 8" of wire; straighten the wire using a flat nose nylon pliers if necessary, and create a small loop on one end using the tip of the round-nose pliers.
Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Be mine necklace
Step 2
Begin spiraling the loop using your flat-nose or nylon pliers. Make a loose spiral, not tight.
Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Be mine necklace
Step 3
Place the round-nose pliers about an inch down from the beginning of the spiral and wrap the wire around the jaw to create a small loop at the bottom of the heart.
Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Be mine necklace
Step 4
Place the Wubbers' pliers jaw up against the bottom loop and wrap around the top jaw.
Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Be mine necklace
Step 5
Place the flat-nose pliers half way down on the wire and bend the wire around and up the left jaw.
Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Be mine necklace
Step 6
Slide a crystal, pearl and crystal onto the wire. Make sure you have 2" of wire above the top crystal. Using the smaller Wubbers' pliers jaw, wrap the excess wire around the jaw numerous times creating a bail.

Pro Tip: You may have to use a pearl reamer to enlarge the pearl hole to fit onto the wire.
Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Be mine necklace
Step 7
Using the small round-nose pliers, make a slight angle in the wire above the crystal centering the bail.
Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Be mine necklace
Step 8
Add a small tassel to the bottom loop using a jump ring.
Kristal Wick's Be Mine Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Be mine necklace
Step 9
Run a pleather, leather or sued cord thorough the top bail.
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