Kristal Wick's Crystal Waterfall Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. .
Crystal Waterfall Pendant
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Texturing, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
The crystals are front and center in these pendants, but the wire forms a beautiful frame!

Materials

26 Gauge Round Stainless Steel Craft Wire - 90 ft
H18-F26-90FT
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  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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20 Gauge Round Half Hard Nickel Silver Wire
H7-20H
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  • Price: $0.65
  • Gold Club Price: $0.49
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4mm Aquamarine 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
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  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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4mm Blue Zircon Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-17A
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  • Price: $2.00
  • Gold Club Price: $1.50
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4mm Light Sapphire 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 10
A13-129A
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  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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6mm Aquamarine 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56B
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  • Price: $2.77
  • Gold Club Price: $2.08
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6mm Light Sapphire 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-129B
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  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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8mm Aquamarine 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-56C
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  • Price: $2.67
  • Gold Club Price: $2.00
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8mm Light Sapphire 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-129C
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  • Price: $2.87
  • Gold Club Price: $2.15
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8mm Sapphire 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-63C
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  • Price: $3.57
  • Gold Club Price: $2.68
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Tools

Ultra-Polish Pads, 20 pack
POL-695.00
  • POL-695.00
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  • Gold Club Price: $5.98
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Ultimate wire-pliers Set
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
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  • Price: $13.97
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Mini Economy Double Horned Jewelers Anvil - Pack of 1
G17-1
  • G17-1
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  • Price: $21.97
  • Gold Club Price: $16.48
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Single Third Hand with Tweezer
HOL-165.00
  • HOL-165.00
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 5" 20g piece of wire. Using your round nose pliers, make a small turn at the end of the wire. Using your flat nose pliers curl the wire to form a spiral.
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Step 2
Form wire into a circle by wrapping it around the size form you desire. I used a glue bottle for the sample shown.
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Step 3
Make a loop on the other wire end and coil in the same direction as the top spiral.
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Step 4
Carefully shape the loop so the top spiral is aligned above the bottom spiral. Work harden by hammering on an anvil.
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Step 5
One of my fave tools is the third hand. I place the piece between a polishing pad and the third hand jaws to hold it steady. Cut a 3" piece of 26g wire and wrap around the area where the 2 wires meet. Make as many wraps as desired, squeeze with a flat nose pliers to secure the wraps. Trim excess wire and tuck in ends.
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Step 6
Cut a piece of 20g wire 1/2" longer than the height of your hoop opening. Flatten one end with the hammer and anvil. This will keep the crystals from sliding off the wire.
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Step 7
Add a crystal to the base. Cut a 10" piece of 26g wire and wrap around the base wire just above the crystal.
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Step 8
String random crystals onto the 26g wire and free form wrap around the crystals you add onto the base wire. There is no right or wrong way to free form wrap and practice makes perfect!
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Step 9
While you're tightly wrapping, keep compressing down the base wire to create a dense effect. Make 2-3 wraps at the top of the base wire and squeeze with the flat-nose pliers to secure the wraps.
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Step 10
Trim the excess 26g wire and make a simple loop at the top of the base wire.

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Step 11
Open the simple loop and attach it to the top spiral. Add a neck wire, chain or leather to wear. You can also make 2 for a set of earrings. Here are a few variations, have fun and experiment with different shapes and sizes!
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