Kristal Wick's Dreaming of Winter Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, . A beautiful winter scene of Silt, Colorado (just past Aspen) inspired my
Dreaming of Winter Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Forging, Making Loops, Beading, Stringing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
A beautiful winter scene of Silt, Colorado (just past Aspen) inspired my "I can't wait" for winter feeling of this necklace. These pearls were a perfect match to that snowy image and this fun necklace project was born. I wanted to explore using memory wire in a new way other than the usual wrap bracelet. You can adapt this design to be as long and wide as desired.

Materials

Sterling Silver Oval Lobster 8mm - Pack of 2
K3-136
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.31
  • Gold Club Price: $1.73
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22 Gauge Necklace Memory Wire Silver Finish - Approximately 10 Coils
H14-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 7.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.32
  • Gold Club Price: $1.74
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 4mm (ID) 2.55mm - Pack of 25
S11-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.77
  • Gold Club Price: $1.33
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Sterling Silver Chain Small Rolo 1.2mm - 10 Feet
C8-181U
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $31.80
  • Gold Club Price: $23.85
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assortment of pearls
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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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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Chasing Hammer - Flat Faced with Polished Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G3-13
  • G3-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.97
  • Gold Club Price: $8.98
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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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Memory Wire Cutters - Pack of 1
G2-36
  • G2-36
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.38
  • Gold Club Price: $7.78
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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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20 Gauge Round Half Hard Nickel Silver Wire
H7-20H
  • H7-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 13.50 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $3.00
  • Gold Club Price: $2.25
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Instructions
Step 1
Using the memory wire cutter, cut a 7" piece of memory wire. Using the Wubbers pliers, wrap one wire end to make a loop.
Kristal Wick's Dreaming of Winter Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , dreaming of winter necklace
Step 2
Cut the following lengths of the 20 gauge wire:
Two 2.5"
Two 3"
One 3.5"

Using the chasing hammer and block, hammer one wire end of each wire. Hammer a few times on one side then flip it over and hammer on the other side until the end is shaped like a paddle.
Kristal Wick's Dreaming of Winter Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , dreaming of winter necklace
Step 3
Slide the following beads onto the wires listed below and make a simple loop at each wire end:
2.5" - small pearl, spacer, small pearl, 2 spacers, medium pearl
2.5" - small pearl, 2 spacers, small pearl, spacer, medium pearl
3" - medium pearl, spacer, large pearl, spacer, large pearl, 2 spacers, large pearl
3" - medium pearl, spacer, large pearl, 2 spacers, large pearl, spacer, large pearl
3.5" - medium pearl, 2 spacers, large pearl, spacer, jumbo pearl, spacer, jumbo pearl, 3 spacers, jumbo pearl
Kristal Wick's Dreaming of Winter Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , dreaming of winter necklace
Step 4
String the following onto the memory wire:
small blue pearl, 2 small white pearls, small blue pearl, 2 small white pearls, small blue pearl, 2 small white pearls, tiny blue pearl, flower spacer, tiny blue pearl, 2.5", tiny blue pearl, flower spacer, tiny blue pearl, 3", tiny blue pearl, flower spacer, tiny blue pearl, 3.5", tiny blue pearl, flower spacer, tiny blue pearl, 3", tiny blue pearl, flower spacer, tiny blue pearl, 2 small white pearls, small blue pearl, 2 small white pearls, small blue pearl, 2 small white pearls, small blue pearl.

Kristal Wick's Dreaming of Winter Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , dreaming of winter necklace
Step 5
Cut two 7" chain links and attach a memory wire loop to the chain link by opening one of the chain links, inserting the wire loop and closing the link. Repeat for the other chain link. Attach the lobster clasp to one chain end using a jump ring.
Kristal Wick's Dreaming of Winter Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , dreaming of winter necklace
Kristal Wick's Dreaming of Winter Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Beads, , dreaming of winter necklace