Kristal Wick's By the Seashore Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. I used copper metal clay for this little birdhouse (see how to make them in my book: Metal Clay for Beaders: https://www.
By the Seashore Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I used copper metal clay for this little birdhouse (see how to make them in my book: Metal Clay for Beaders: https://www.amazon.com/Metal-Clay-101-Beaders-Embellishments/dp/1454707593/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=metal+clay+for+beaders&qid=1607811092&s=books&sr=1-5). I chose to throw in a slight touch of seafoam in my coiled links by using 20 gauge sea foam colored wire as the base for antique copper colored wire coils. I like how the little coils add some interesting texture to the overall composition. I used Swarovski crystals for the necklace links. Then added a few wrapped dangles from the birdhouse using crystals and pearls. This chain link necklace design would work for many focal pieces you may have in your stash, not sure of how to finish them up. Check out my Color Inspiration article on this piece to see the beach picture that inspired it!

Materials

20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Sea Foam Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-B20-25FT
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20 Gauge Round Antique Copper Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-Q20-30FT
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  • Price: $5.80
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8mm Topaz 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-186
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  • Price: $4.97
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4mm Topaz 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-65A
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  • Price: $1.97
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Tools

Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers
G2-1302
  • G2-1302
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  • Price: $27.95
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10 Piece Diamond Needle Files - 140mm X 3mm
G14-8
  • G14-8
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  • Price: $13.57
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Start by making 16 crystal links. Cut 16 pieces of 1.5" Antique Copper wire, make a simple loop on one end. Slide the crystal onto the wire and make a simple loop on the other end.
Kristal Wick's By the Seashore Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, by the seashore
Step 2
Make 8 coils. Working right off the Antique Copper wire spool, wrap the wire around the smaller jaw of the Wubbers pliers 10 times. Make sure the wraps are tight and close to each other. Trim, slide coil off the jaw and file any rough edges on the wire ends.
Kristal Wick's By the Seashore Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, by the seashore
Step 3
Cut 8 pieces of 2" Seafoam wire. Wrap one end around the smaller jaw on the Wubbers pliers to make a simple loop.
Kristal Wick's By the Seashore Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, by the seashore
Step 4
Slide a coil onto the wire and finish off with a loop perpendicular to the first loop on the other wire end creating a link.
Kristal Wick's By the Seashore Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, by the seashore
Step 5
Attach 8 crystal links to 4 coiled links using a twisted wire jump ring or make your own:
Repeat for other side of necklace.
Kristal Wick's By the Seashore Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, by the seashore
Step 6
Attach focal piece to both necklace ends using 3 jump rings.
Kristal Wick's By the Seashore Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, by the seashore
Step 7
Finish up by attaching a lobster clasp to one necklace end and a few jump rings to the other end.