Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. This pendant is a short section of woven wire curved into an
Brilliant Wave Pendant
by Erika Pal
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This pendant is a short section of woven wire curved into an "s" shape. I've chosen blue crystals to dangle, but you could use any beads. For the base I will use 20ga (0.8mm) wire, for the weave 28ga (0.3mm) wire. These beads are 9 mm tall and 5mm wide.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.50
  • Gold Club Price: $0.37
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28 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-28H
  • Lesson Quantity: 30.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.85
  • Gold Club Price: $0.64
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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
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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
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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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6mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56B
  • A13-56B
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.77
  • Gold Club Price: $2.08
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut an 8 inche (20 cm) long base wire of the 20ga (0.8 mm) wire.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 2
Bend it in half as shown on this picture.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 3
Pressure the bent center of the base wire with the chain nose pliers, until you close it almost completely. Leave a very little space between the 2 wire ends, for
the weaving wire.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 4
Now cut a 30 inches (75 cm) long weaving wire of the 28ga (0.3mm) wire.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 5
Wrap the initial end of the weaving wire 3 times around the lower wire end, close to the bent center.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 6
Behind the base wire, cut off the short extra weaving wire end, then pressure it with the chain nose pliers until it is completely closed.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 7
Now wrap the weaving wire once around both base wires.
Let's call this weave 3-1 weave.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 8
Wrap the weaving wire 3 times around the lower base wire.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 9
Now bend the upper base wire upwards, exactly in the same way as shown on this picture.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 10
Close to the recently woven part, hold the upper base wire tight within the ends of the round nose pliers, as shown here.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 11
Wrap the upper wire around the left end of the round nose pliers, as tight as you can. In this way we make a very little loop with this base wire end.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 12
Position the upper wire end above the lower wire end.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 13
Now wrap the weaving wire once around both base wires.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 14
Take the lower base wire, bend it downwards as shown here.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 15
Now hold this lower base wire tight within the round nose pliers, not too close to the ends of the pliers, as we need to make a slightly bigger loop. Bend the wire all around the left end of the round nose pliers, as shown here.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 16
Position the lower wire end below the upper wire end.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 17
Wrap the weaving wire once around both base wires.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 18
Now make 10 rotations of the 3-1 weave, weaving as tight as you can. If necessary, compress the weave pushing it to the left side direction.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 19
Make another small loop with the lower base wire (following the same steps as we did before), then wrap the weaving wire once around both base wires.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 20
Now make 10 rotations of the 3-1 weave, weaving as tight as you can. If necessary, compress the weave pushing it to the left side direction.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 21
Make another small loop with the lower base wire (following the same steps as we did before), the wrap the weaving wire once around both base wires.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 22
Now we have to make another 15 rotations of the 3-1 weave, as shown here.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 23
Make a small loop with the upper base wire, following the same steps as we did before.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 24
Wrap the weaving wire once around both base wires. Make 3 rotations of the 3-1 weave, then again wrap the weaving wire 3 times around the lower base wire.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 25
Behind the lower base wire, cut off the extra weaving wire end, then pressure it with the chain nose pliers, until it is completely closed.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 26
Position the left end of the wire structure to the right side, as shown here.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 27
Bend the wire structure in a way that the second and the forth loops are in the same line, making a half circle shape with the woven part, and the distance between the first loop and the woven base wires on the lower side of the half circle shape is approximately 1.5 cm long.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 28
Now continue to bend the lower part of the wire structure exactly in the same way as shown here. The last 2 loops must be almost aligned and the distance between the forth loop and the woven base wires is approximately 1.3 cm long.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 29
Leave a 0.2 cm long end on the inner base wire, a 0.6 cm long end on the outer base wire. Cut off the extra base wire ends.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 30
With the help of the chain nose pliers, bend these short wire ends slightly inwards, making a little curve with them. If necessary, use a nail file to make the wire ends smooth.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 31
Now we will make a bead setting. Cut a 3 cm long base wire of the 20ga (0.8 mm) wire.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 32
Hold the center of the base wire tight within the ends of the chain nose pliers, then bend the left end of the wire 90 degrees upwards.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 33
Position the bead over the left wire end, as shown here.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 34
Very tightly bend the right wire end all around the bead, bending it to the left side direction above the bead and bending it over the other wire end.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 35
With the help of the chain nose pliers, bend this short wire end around the vertical wire end, as shown here from the top view.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 36
Now pressure the bent wire end around the vertical wire end, until it is completely closed.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 37
This is the result we must get.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 38
Take the vertical wire end, bend it slightly to the left side direction.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 39
With the help of the chain nose pliers, bend the wire end to the right side direction, making a small open loop with it.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 40
This is the result we must get.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 41
Insert this open loop of the bead setting into any loop of your pendant.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 42
Now pressure the open loop with the chain nose pliers, until it is completely closed.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant
Step 43
Repeat the same steps to add the other 3 beads to the pendant. Your beautiful Brilliant Wave pendant is done.
Erika Pal's Brilliant Wave Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven brilliant wave pendant