Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling. I use 20 gauge fine silver wire, but you could use a craft wire in either 20 or 22 gauge.
Fire and Ice Long Necklace
by Lori Cranson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I use 20 gauge fine silver wire, but you could use a craft wire in either 20 or 22 gauge. In this necklace I am including15 natural stones: carnelian, aquamarine, and clear quartz

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard Argentium .930 Silver Wire
H19-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $11.41
  • Gold Club Price: $8.55
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Sterling Silver Cable Chain 5.4x4mm - 10 Feet
C8-100U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $109.97
  • Gold Club Price: $82.48
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Pliers
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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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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut wire 4-6 times the length of your stone or bead, depending on how much wrap you want. In the photo, the stone on the left is wrapped with 6x and the stone on the right is wrapped with 4x
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Step 2
Using round nose pliers, make a small loop on either end of the wire in the opposite direction.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Step 3
Using flat-nose pliers, spiral the loop toward the middle of the wire from both sides.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Step 4
Both ends are spiralled.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Step 5
Fold the spirals toward each other.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Step 6
With another wire, slide it through the center of one side of the spiral, through the stone, and through the center of the other side of spiral.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Step 7
Repeat steps 1-6 for as many stones you want to wrap for your necklace.
Step 8
Stones are wrapped and ready to assemble. I am using 15 stones in the necklace and wrapped 10 of them.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Step 9
Connect the stones using either chain or jump rings. In this example, I used one inch of sterling silver chain between each stone.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Step 10
Making progress in assembling the necklace
FInished necklace.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Long Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire coil and chain stone necklace