Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. By now you've already seen the pattern for, and maybe even made, the Crazy Daisy earring design I came up with for a local gallery.
Crazy Daisy Pendant
by Jill Gentry
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
By now you've already seen the pattern for, and maybe even made, the Crazy Daisy earring design I came up with for a local gallery. Like most of us, I enjoy wearing jewelry that matches, so my next challenge was to come up with a pendant to match the earrings. I hope you have as much fun making one as I did!

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.36
  • Gold Club Price: $2.52
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21 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-21D
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.70
  • Gold Club Price: $1.28
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21 Gauge Half Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-21HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.89
  • Gold Club Price: $0.66
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White leaf-shaped beads 10mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
6mm Topaz 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-84A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers
G2-1301
  • G2-1301
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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Stainless Steel Ring Mandrel Sizes 1-15
G7-2
  • G7-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Using the materials list above, straighten, measure and then cut all of the necessary wires. Place the center of the 18-gauge wire on the ring mandrel at size 15. Firmly wrap the wire to each side of the center, around the mandrel. At the cross-over point, use flat nose pliers to make a 90° bend on each wire as shown, with the circle being centered.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping the 18-gauge wire around the mandrel.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping the 18-gauge wire around the mandrel.
Step 2
Place the double barrel pliers on both straight wires, 1/2" from the circle. Use your fingers to bend both wire ends over the larger barrel, for a bail shape.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Double barrel pliers bending wire.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Double barrel pliers bending wire.
Step 3
Use flat nose pliers to make a slight dip in the straight wires, bringing them alongside the bail bend. Working from the top of the circle, up, use the 4" 21-gauge square wire to make 4 wraps to show, securing the bail.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Flat nose pliers making a small dip inthe straight wires.
Step 4
Bring the bail tail wires both to one side of the bail. Pass one wire through bail and down over wraps, and trim it even with the wraps. Pull other wire up and trim it even with top of the wrap wires. Use flat nose pliers to crimp both in place, at one time.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Placing bail tail wires into bail.
Step 5
Use a bench block and chasing hammer to flatten both sides of the circle shape only, and then texture one side if desired.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Texturing with the bench block and chasing hammer.
Step 6
Picture the circle shape of the pendant as though it were a clock. Now, working with one 2" piece of 21-gauge half round wire, wrap it twice around the frame at 9 o'clock, ending with the wire being on the front of the clock. Slide two of the leaf beads onto this wire, so their ends face each other in the center of the circle. Wrap the other side of the half round wire around 3 o'clock on the frame, and trim and tuck the end of the wire.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding 21-gauge wire to the frame.
Step 7
Push the new "petals" to their respective sides of the frame, leaving a space in the middle of the half round wire. Continue connecting the other 2" pieces of half round wire and leaf beads; from the 1 o'clock to 7 o'clock points, and then at the 11 o'clock to 5 o'clock points. Be sure to leave a space in the middle!
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding petals to the frame.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding petals to the frame.
Step 8
Using the 4" piece of half round wire, slide a 6mm yellow bead to the center and with the rounded side of the wire facing out, bend the wire in a U shape around the bead. Making sure that all of the leaves are pushed to the outside of the circle frame, slip the beaded wire ends down in the middle of the petals, with one half round wire on each side of the center. On the back of the pendant, use chain nose pliers to twist these two wires tightly together. Trim the extra length and roll the ends so that they lay flat against the back of the piece.
Jill Gentry's Crazy Daisy Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding beat to the half round wire.