Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. This project was inspired by a beautiful sculpture called Count On Me made by Ryan McCallister.
Count on Me Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This project was inspired by a beautiful sculpture called Count On Me made by Ryan McCallister. I used his color pallet for this project. This beaded chain is a perfect project for using expensive semi-precious beads or crystals because it only uses a few of them. And they're spaced out with bits of chain to give an added texture pop!

Materials

Apple Jasper 8mm Faceted Rondelle 8 inch Strand
A1-915
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.70
  • Gold Club Price: $11.03
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8mm Topaz 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-186
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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24 Gauge Round Antique Copper Enameled Craft Wire - 60 ft
H5-Q24-60FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.60
  • Gold Club Price: $4.20
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Gold Filled Figure 8 Chain 3x2.1mm - 10 Feet
C4-159U
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  • Price: $98.40
  • Gold Club Price: $73.80
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Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga. (OD) 4mm (ID) 2.55mm - Pack of 25
J11-189
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  • Price: $6.66
  • Gold Club Price: $5.00
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Rose Gold Filled Oval Lobster 11mm - Pack of 1
L3-14
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  • Price: $4.92
  • Gold Club Price: $3.69
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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
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  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Instructions
Step 1
Ryan McCallister's created this masterpiece called Count On Me and it blew me away so I decided to use it as a Color Inspiration for this necklace.
Create 8 Apple Jasper Rondelle wrapped dangles by cutting a 2" piece of 24-gauge wire and creating a wrapped loop on both ends. See how to make a wrapped loop here: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Perfect-Wrapped-Loop_13.html.
Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Count on me necklace
Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Count on me necklace
Step 2
Create 4 crystal wrapped dangles by cutting a 2" piece of 24 gauge wire and creating a wrapped loop on both ends.
Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, count on me necklace
Step 3
Connect an Apple Jasper Rondelle dangle to a crystal dangle using a commercial jump ring or make your own. Learn to make your own jump rings here: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Making-Jump-Rings_17.html.
Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, count on me necklace
Step 4
Cut 2" of chain and connect to the dangle using a jump ring.
Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, count on me necklace
Step 5
Cut 2" of chain and connect to the other end of the dangle using a jump ring. This is the left half of the necklace. Repeat Steps 3, 4 and 5 to add more length. Repeat these steps for the right half of the necklace.

Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, count on me necklace
Step 6
Connect the focal piece to both necklace sides using a jump ring.
Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, count on me necklace
Step 7
Attach a lobster clasp to one end of the necklace and a jump ring to the other end.
Kristal Wick's Count on Me Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, count on me necklace