Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set, Beading. . Use this simple technique to create an elegant matching set of jewelry.
Beaded Wire Jewelry Set
by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Beading
  • Technique(s): Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Use this simple technique to create an elegant matching set of jewelry. Any round beads will work for this project. It's a quick and effective way to make bracelets, earrings and pendants using just one gauge of wire.

Materials

Sterling Silver Earwires 21mm w/ 1.5mm Bead - Pack of 2
K19-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.28
  • Gold Club Price: $1.71
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Sterling Silver Lobster Clasp w/Pave Diamonds 11mm - Pack of 1
K3-106
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $69.17
  • Gold Club Price: $51.88
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African Turquoise 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-734
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.30
  • Gold Club Price: $4.73
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26 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26D
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.50
  • Gold Club Price: $0.37
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Tools

C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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Instructions
Step 1
Take a length of approximately 24" of 0.4mm/26 gauge wire to make a bracelet (8" per earring, 12" for a pendant). To increase the length of any, simply add more pattern repetitions by cutting more wire and adding more beads.
Add three 6mm round beads onto the center of the wire (Find the center by bringing each tail end up together).
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 2
Add a bead onto one end of the wire and bring the other tail end back through the same bead in the opposite direction.
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Step 3
Pull both ends of wire equally to bring the beads into a loop.
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 4
Add a bead onto each side of the wire.
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Step 5
Add another bead onto one side and bring the other tail end back through the same bead again.
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 6
Pull both ends of wire equally to bring the beads into a second loop.
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Step 7
Repeat this step to create more beaded loops, until you have your desired length.
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Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 8
Pinch the two tail ends of wire together at the top of the bead.
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Step 9
Twist together twice.
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Step 10
Holding the wire ends with a pair of pliers, approximately 1.5" from the bead, twist the beads (moving the beads with your hand and keeping the hand holding the pliers still) this will cause the wire to twist evenly, from the bead all the way towards the pliers.
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 11
There should now be a twisted length of wire approximately 1.5" in length.
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Step 12
You can cut any remaining wire after the twist.
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Step 13
Using round nose pliers or barrel pliers create a wrapped loop.
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Step 14
To create a wrapped loop hold your pliers about 1cm from the bead, bring the wire over the pliers at a 90 degree angle, reposition your pliers by tilting your wrist upwards and bring the wire around the pliers to make a loop, then wrap the wire around the 1cm space towards the bead approximately 3 times to secure.
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Step 15
Trim off any excess wire and tuck in the ends to secure your loop.
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Step 16
If you are making earrings (shorter, of course) you can now attach your ear wires or add a chain to make a pendant.
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Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 17
To finish the bracelet, cut another length of approximately 8" of 0.4mm/26 gauge wire.
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Step 18
Thread this through the second middle bead, on the opposite end of the bracelet from the loop you have just made.
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Step 19
When the center of this wire is positioned through the bead, bring each side through the beads on the last loop so that they are coming out of the end bead (this will be the beads you added at the start).
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 20
Pinch together the wires at the top of the bead .
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Step 21
Twist this new wire together twice.
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Step 22
Hold both ends of this wire together with pliers and twist again for approximately 4cm.
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Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 23
Create a wrapped loop. (You can add a jump ring on afterwards to attach your clasp or thread your clasp on before wrapping the loop.)
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Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 24
Using cutters, cut off the ends of the wire and tuck them in with pliers.
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Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Step 25
You can add on a jump ring or attach your clasp directly to the wrapped loop you have made. An extension chain can also be added to create an adjustable length.
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Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set
Natalie Patten's Beaded Wire Jewelry Set - , Beading, , beaded wire jewelry set