Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets. Let  chaos  rule  your  wire  and  make  this  cool  necklace! I've  added  a  few  round  head  brass  rivets  to  add another design element.
Chaotic Necklace
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Forging, Riveting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Let chaos rule your wire and make this cool necklace! I've added a few round head brass rivets to add another design element.

Materials

8 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-8D
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  • Price: $2.61
  • Gold Club Price: $1.96
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18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
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  • Price: $2.81
  • Gold Club Price: $2.11
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Tools

Ultimate wire-pliers Set
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
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  • Price: $39.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.98
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Jewelers Saw with Adjustable Frame without Blade
G18-3
  • G18-3
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Relentless Sawblade - Cut 2 - Sold by the Dozen
SAW-400.08D
  • SAW-400.08D
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  • Price: $3.25
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Chasing Hammer - Flat Faced with Polished Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G3-13
  • G3-13
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
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  • Price: $19.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.98
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1 1/2 Inch Mini Fixed Table Vise
G10-20
  • G10-20
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  • Price: $9.27
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Deluxe V-Slot Bench Pin with Clamp
BPN-105.00
  • BPN-105.00
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Auto Center Punch
PUN-430.00
  • PUN-430.00
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Swivel Head Pin Vise
G5-1
  • G5-1
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Wire Jewelry Cushion Clamp - Pack of 1
G10-1
  • G10-1
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400 grit sandpaper
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1/16” x 5/16” Round head brass rivets
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3/32” nail set
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52 drill bit
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Instructions
Step 1
Using the 400 grit sandpaper, clean the copper wire. Bend the copper wire around the can mandrel to form an arc.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, bend the wire around the can mandrel
Step 2
Measure 1" off each end of the wire. Lay one end of the wire at a time on the steel bench block and flatten the end into a paddle.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, flatten the ends into paddles
Step 3
Lay the paddle end on the bench pin and use the flat file to round off the ends.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, file the ends
Step 4
On one paddled side, make a mark 1/8" and ½" off the end with the permanent marker. On the opposite side, make a mark at 1/8", 3/8" and 5/8" off the end.
Hold the wire on the bench block and use the auto center punch to make a divot at each mark.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, make divets at the marks
Step 5
Drill the holes using the #54 bit fitted into the pin vise. Note the holes drilled at ¼" will be used to attach the chain or cord for hanging.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, drill holes
Step 6
Clamp the nail set in the bench vise, cup side facing up. Install a rivet into one of the holes, trim to approximately 1/16" long and file flat. Using the round side of the chasing hammer, set the rivet. Repeat with the remaining two rivets.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, add rivets
Step 7
Measure 1" off each end of the bronze wire. Use the round nose pliers and make a loop in one end of the bronze wire at the 1" measurement. Slide the loop on to the copper wire and secure it using the cushion clamp.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, attach the bronze wire with a clamp
Step 8
Begin to wrap and chaotically loop the bronze wire around the copper wire. Finish the wrapping, stopping at the 1" mark.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, begin to wrap the wire
Step 9
Lay one wire at a time on the steel bench block and flatten slightly using the flat face of the chasing hammer. File smooth as necessary using the flat file.

Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, flatten the end of the wire
Step 10
Using the flat nose pliers, securely wrap, then squeeze in the wire ends.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Chaotic Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets, squeeze in the ends of the wire