Kristal Wick's Coco Chanel Wire Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. I love using black wire for a really dramatic effect and this chain link necklace is simple yet quite a stunner.
Coco Chanel Wire Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I love using black wire for a really dramatic effect and this chain link necklace is simple yet quite a stunner. You can make it in every wire color imaginable or mix your wire colors. You could even create an ombre effect using 4 different shades of the same color. I used a silver chain but you could also use the sterling silver chain with black spinel stone for a more formal effect.


Materials

22 Gauge Round Black Enameled Craft Wire - 45 ft
H5-B22-45FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.20
  • Gold Club Price: $4.65
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 6mm - Pack of 25
S11-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.02
  • Gold Club Price: $1.52
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Sterling Silver Chain Flat Cable 1.3mm - 10 Feet
C8-164U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $20.80
  • Gold Club Price: $15.60
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Silver Filled Oval Lobster Clasp 9mm - Pack of 1
S3-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.45
  • Gold Club Price: $1.09
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut seven 10" pieces of wire. Take a piece of wire and wrap it around a large mandrel, slightly off center (I used the oval handle of my hammer).
Kristal Wick's Coco Chanel Wire Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, large wire link necklace
Step 2
Continue to wrap each end around the mandrel twice ending up with each wire end across from each other.
Kristal Wick's Coco Chanel Wire Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, large wire link necklace
Step 3
Bend the wire ends out at 90 degrees on opposite sides.
Kristal Wick's Coco Chanel Wire Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, large wire link necklace
Step 4
Holding on to the large loops with pliers, wrap the ends tightly around the loops 3-4 times.
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Step 5
Trim off the excess wire and gently squish down the wire end with the nylon pliers. Repeat on the other side and make 6 more for a total of 7.
Kristal Wick's Coco Chanel Wire Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, large wire link necklace
Step 6
Connect links together using 8mm jump rings.
Kristal Wick's Coco Chanel Wire Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, large wire link necklace
Step 7
This creates a chain.
Kristal Wick's Coco Chanel Wire Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, large wire link necklace
Step 8
Attach a small chain to your chain links. I like a long necklace that slips over my head so I added 20 inches of chain. If you want a shorter version, add a clasp.
Kristal Wick's Coco Chanel Wire Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, large wire link necklace