Lindi Schneck's Brandon Park Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. As a stained-glass artist I spent many tedious hours repairing original Tiffany windows and to relax I enjoy making fused and dichroic glass pieces for my jewelry making
Brandon Park Pendant
by Lindi Schneck
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Making Spirals, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
As a stained-glass artist I spent many tedious hours repairing original Tiffany windows and to relax I enjoy making fused and dichroic glass pieces for my jewelry making "hobby". I designed the following pendant as a way to use some glass pieces I had made with holes across their tops.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $6.75
  • Gold Club Price: $5.06
Add to Bag
Elongated Glass Pendant Bead Horizontially drilled
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
New Stock! Large Glass Bead Assortment 1 Full Kilo (2.2 Lbs.)
A5-248
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.97
  • Gold Club Price: $9.73
Out of Stock
Add All Items to Cart

Tools

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
Add to Bag
Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
Add to Bag
Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
Add to Bag
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
Add to Bag
12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
Add to Bag
Stainless Steel Ring Mandrel Sizes 1-15
G7-2
  • G7-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
Add to Bag
Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Add All Items to Cart
Instructions
Step 1
Clean, straighten and then cut the one 12" piece of wire. Measure and mark the center. Place the wire with its center mark on a ring mandrel at the largest size, (or use any round object that is at least 1" in diameter, but no bigger than 1½" around), and wrap the wire around the shape until it crosses over itself. Remove from mandrel.
Lindi Schneck's Brandon Park Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping measured wire around the mandrel.
Step 2
With the front of the pendant bead facing you, thread it onto the wire loop; and pull the wire ends until your desired size is formed. Where the wires cross each other, use flat nose pliers to make a 45° bend in the bottom wire, heading up and away from the circle.
Lindi Schneck's Brandon Park Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Use flat nose pliers to make a 45 degree bend in the wire.
Step 3
Still working with the bottom wire, measure and mark ½" up from the bend just made. Place round-nose pliers on this mark and roll the tool and wire away from you, toward the back of the pendant forming the bail.
Lindi Schneck's Brandon Park Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Forming a bail with round nose pliers.
Step 4
While using flat-nose pliers to hold the bail just formed, use the shorter wire on the front to wrap around the bail, 2 times to show, and ending with this wire sticking out to the side of the pendant.
Lindi Schneck's Brandon Park Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrap the short wire around the front of the bail.
Lindi Schneck's Brandon Park Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrap the short wire around the front of the bail.
Step 5
Bend the bail tail up and out toward the opposite side of the wrap wire, and use fingers to swirl it to the front of the pendant.
Lindi Schneck's Brandon Park Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Swirling the bail tail.
Step 6
Use round-nose pliers and fingers to shape, swirl and form, adding any embellishments you like or not, to finish the pendant.
Lindi Schneck's Brandon Park Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Use round nose pliers to shape as needed.