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Coiled Rosette Link
by Judy Larson
  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Making Findings, Making Loops, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 23.00 inches
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 26.00 inches
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  • Price: $11.04
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
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Marker -extra fine
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
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3.6 Volt Automatic Wire Twister (Cordless Screwdriver)
G5-15
  • G5-15
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8 Piece Mandrel Set - From 1/16 Inch to 5/16 Inch
G7-38
  • G7-38
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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3 Step Wire Wrapping Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-85
  • G2-85
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7/16" and 3/8" mandrels
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Instructions
Step 1
Pro Tip: Note: It is important to read through the directions before starting. The first portion of this tutorial is for the link only.
Make two coils, one of each size wire, for each link you need.
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Step 2
Straighten and cut two pieces of 20 gauge wire for each link:
Large-5-1/2" Medium-5-1/4" Small-5". These wires will be referred to as core wires.

Center a coil on each core wire.

Center the coil on a mandrel: Large-5/16" Medium-1/4" Small-1/4".

Wrap the coil and core wire around the mandrel as shown.
Pro Tip: Note: It is VERY important that all the coils are wrapped in the same direction.
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Step 3
Use the two different size coil wire components made above for this step. Slide the larger wire coil core wire into the center of the smaller wire coil. Note the placement of the other three core wires in relation to each other. When you finish sliding one piece onto the other (almost like putting a key on a key ring), the two coiled sides will nestle best together only one way. Below, right: It is very important that the core wire coming out of the top of the left coil component meets up with the core wire coming out of the bottom of the right component. The end of the top coil on the left is on the very top of the link and the end of the bottom right coil is on the very bottom of the link, not coming out of the center.
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Step 4
Holding the two coiled ends as close together as possible on one side of the link, hand twist the cores wires counterclockwise together a few times. Turn the unit around and repeat with the other side. You may not get the coils to meet on this side, but if the distance from the end of the coil to the cross over point of the core wires is the same, it will be fine to twist the wires together there.
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Step 5
Finish twisting the core wires tightly together with a wire twister. Be careful to not over-twist as you could break the core wires.
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Step 6
Make an eye with the twisted wire on each side of the rosette using step 1 of the 3-step pliers. Trim the twisted wire tail off where the wires cross.
Pro Tip: Note: If you are going to link the rosettes together, one eye should go side to side and one up and down. Just make sure that the way the eyes face on each link is the same so that the same size coil will be on the same side for all the links.
The last rosette may need a large eye to accommodate a large spring ring closure. If the links become a bit misshapen, just put a smaller mandrel though the center to make a more rounded rosette.
Make an eye with the twisted wire on each side of the rosette using step 1 of the 3-step pliers. Trim the twisted wire tail off where the wires cross. Note: If you are going to link the rosettes together, one eye should go side to side and one up and down. Just make sure that the way the eyes face on each link is the same so that the same size coil will be on the same side for all the links. The last rosette may need a large eye to accommodate a large spring ring closure. If the links become a bit misshapen, just put a smaller mandrel though the center to make a more rounded rosette.
To make a bangle component: Cut the core wires 12" long and follow the directions to make a rosette. You will end up with a piece about 9" long, shown below. Center this component on top of and between four square wires and wire wrap together to make a bangle.
Note: If your twisted core wires are too thick in comparison to your square wires, you may need to hammer them a bit to flatten them out.
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Step 7
Making the Toggle Clasp
It is difficult to find closures that match colored wire.
This toggle can easily be made to match your rosette links.
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Step 8
Make the "O" ring: Make one coil for the size toggle you want.
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Step 9
Center the coil on the core wire. Wrap the coil and core wire around the mandrel: Large-7/16" Small-Medium-3/8". Hand twist the core wires together a few times.
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Step 10
Finish twisting the core wires tightly together with a wire twister. Be careful to not over-twist because that could break the core wires.
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Step 11
Make an eye with the twisted wire using step 1 of the 3-step pliers. Trim the twisted wire tail off where the wires cross.
Hint: The eye can be side to side or up and down depending on which you need to attach it to what you are making.
Pro Tip: Note: It is important that a "T" bar is long enough that it will not slip out of the "O" ring. The loop at each end of this toggle "T" bar hangs over the edge of the "O" ring. If you do not have a very small tip on your round nose pliers, you should add 1/8" to the length you cut the 16-gauge wire.
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Step 12
Make the "T" bar: Straighten and cut 1-3/4" of 16 gauge wire for size Large or 1-1/2" of 16 gauge wire for size Small-Medium. Grasp the center of the wire with step 1 of the 3-step pliers. Bend the wire tips up so they meet each other. It is important that they are even. Cross the wires over each other.
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Step 13
Grasp one of the "T" bar and curl the wire up. Curl the other end down.
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Step 14
Hammer each end to strengthen the "T" bar.
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Step 15
Make jump rings with 16 gauge round wire on step 2 of your 3-step pliers. You will need 3 for size Large and 2 for size Small-Medium.
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Step 16
Attach 3 jump rings to the large "T" bar or 2 jump rings to the Small-Medium "T" bar.
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