Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. The
Elegant Pendant
by Oksana Truhan
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
The "bezel" for the stone focal in this pendant is created by entwined 16-gauge wire. The 16-gauge wire is woven together with fine gauge wire for support and strength. Try it with your favorite stone focal.

Materials

16 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-16D
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.94
  • Gold Club Price: $0.70
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18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.67
  • Gold Club Price: $0.51
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.64
  • Gold Club Price: $0.48
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8mm x 12mm briolette
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

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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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • 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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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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Steel and Wood Bench Block 3x3 Inch
G17-25
  • G17-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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10 Piece Diamond Needle Files - 140mm X 3mm
G14-8
  • G14-8
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.57
  • Gold Club Price: $10.18
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Liver of Sulphur Gel, 2 Ounce Bottle
SOL-610.02
  • SOL-610.02
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Take 12 inches (30 cm) of 16-gauge wire and bend it in half. Make a loop around the briolette.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, make a loop encircling the stone
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap around the briolette
Step 2
Bend one end of wire around the other at the top of the briolette form, as shown. We must create multi-layer elegant form around the briolette.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, bend one end of the wire around the other
Step 3
Bring the wire around the briolette shape a second time and up around the top again.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap around the briolette again
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap around the neck
Step 4
Bend the wire down half way and make a little curl at the end and trim.
Flatten and smooth the end with a file.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, trim the wire
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, flatten the wire
Step 5
With the other end, create a nice loop at the top and thread the wire down through the first loop. Bring the wire around the bottom and up around the other side.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, creat a loop
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, thread the loop down through the last loop
Step 6
Bring the wire up and through the loop and down the other side and trim, leaving enough to make a little loop at the end like the other side.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, bring the wire through the loop
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Trim the wire
Step 7
Flatten the loop. Insert the the bead to make sure it still fits.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, flatten the loop
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, replace the bead
Step 8
Take 24 inches of 28-gauge wire and thread it through the briolette. Fix it to the right and to the left by wrapping each end around the frame.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Thread the bead on 24g wire
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap the 24g wire around the frame
Step 9

WIth 7 inches of 18-gauge wire, make another frame like one in the picture below. The thick and thin wires echo each other's shape.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, Make another frame
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, make another frame
Step 10
Trim the wire on both ends, curl and smooth.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, lash the ends to the frame
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, lash the ends to the frame
Step 11
So now we have a base and need to weave all the pieces together using 28-gauge wire. Weave all the layers in various spots so they can't be wiggled.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, weave the pieces together
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, weave the pieces together
Step 12
Anywhere the wire ends overlap, lash them together while weaving the frames.
Continue to weave in various places around the frame, but don't do too much weaving. It's more elegant with just sections of weaving.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, lash the ends together
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, lash the ends to the frame
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, weave the frames together
Step 13
Use the ends of the briolette wire to wrap several times around the top of the bead to secure.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap the top of the briolette
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap the top of the briolette
Step 14
Take 8 inches of 28-gauge wire and secure the frames on the top of pendant.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, weave the tops of the frames together
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, weave the tops of the frames together
Step 15
The pendant is done, but we have to make a bail. Take 1 inch of 16 gauge wire and flatten it using the hammer. Use round nose pliers to make the loop and smooth the ends.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, flatten 1 inch of 16 gauge wire
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, bend the wire into a bail
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, add the bail
Step 16
Use liver of sulfur to oxidize the pendant and bail. Dry and polish.
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, oxidize
Oksana Truhan's Elegant Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, polish