Erika Pal's Flow Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. .
Flow Pendant
by Erika Pal
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
I call this intermediate, but if you follow along, step by step, even beginners should be able to recreate this pendant!

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $3.53
  • Gold Club Price: $2.65
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26 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-26D
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.77
  • Gold Club Price: $0.58
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40mm teardrop cabochon
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

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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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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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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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 3 base wires of the 18ga (1 mm) wire, with the length of 12 inches (30 cm), each.
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Step 2
Cut a 12 inches (30 cm) long weaving wire of the 26ga (0.4 mm) wire. Bend it in half, as shown here.
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Step 3
Hold the 3 base wires together, making sure
that the ends of them are aligned.
Position the bent center of the weaving wire
around the center of the base wires.
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Step 4
Take the right end of the weaving wire, wrap it
3 times around the center of the base wires,
as tight as you can.
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Step 5
Take both ends of the lower base wire, bend
them completely downwards, as shown here.
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Step 6
Close to the woven part, pressure these 2
wire ends with the flat nose pliers, moving
them closer, until they cross over each other.
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Step 7
Now move these 2 wire ends close to each other, making them parallel.
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Step 8
Take the left end of the weaving wire, wrap it
around both wire ends until you arrive at the
end of it.
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Step 9
Turn the wire structure from the left side to
the right side, so the recently woven base
wires are pointed upwards.
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Step 10
Repeat exactly the same bending and
weaving steps on this other side as well, as
shown here.
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Step 11
Position the wire structure in front of you (the
woven base wire ends must stay in vertical
position).
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Step 12
Position your cabochon over the wire structure,
making sure that the woven parts stay hidden
behind the stone. The horizontal wire ends must
stay close to the center of the stone.
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Step 13
Hold the stone tight between your fingers and the
wire structure, then bend the 2 lower base wire
ends completely upwards, bending them tightly
over the stone.
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Step 14
Now bend these 2 wire ends to the sides, then
backwards, positioning them above the
horizontal wires near the stone.
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Step 15
This is the same step from the right side view.
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Step 16
On the right side of the cabochon, wrap this
lower base wire around the horizontal wire
end, as tight as you can.
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Step 17
Repeat exactly the same step on the left side as well.
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Step 18
Now bend these 2 wire ends to the opposite
directions, in a way that they cross over each
other at the top of the cabochon.
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Step 19
At the point where these wires cross over each
other, hold them one by one with the flat nose
pliers, then bend them upwards,making them
parallel.
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Step 20
Cut a 12 inch (30 cm) long weaving wire of the
26ga (0.4 mm) wire. Position the initial end of the
weaving wire behind these 2 recently bent base wires,
then wrap it 10 times around both wires.
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Step 21
Push the weave close to the top of the cabochon, as shown here.
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Step 22
Switch to left side view. Bend these 2 base
wire ends close to the recently woven part, as
shown with the arrow.
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Step 23
Now wrap the weaving wire 10 times around all the 4 base wires, as tight as you can.
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Step 24
Take the horizontal base wire on the right side,
bend it completely to the left side direction,
then bend it upwards,as shown here.
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Step 25
Move this wire end close to the woven part abovethe top of the stone.
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Step 26
Repeat exactly the same steps on the other side as well.
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Step 27
On this side as well, move the wire end
close to the woven part at the top of
the stone.
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Step 28
Wrap the weaving wire 5 times around all the 6 base wire ends, to connect them.
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Step 29
Now wrap it 5 times around the 4 inner base
wire ends, then cut off the extra end of your
weaving wire (behind the base wires).
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Step 30
Switch to left side view.
At the point where the woven part ends, bend
all wires to the front, as shown here.
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Step 31
Switch to front view.
Bend all wire ends downwards, making the
bail of the pendant.
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Step 32
We will start to make the decorative swirls with the
wire ends. Take the outer base wire on the left side
(it is a longer wire end), bend it to the right side
direction, making a curve with it.
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Step 33
Make a very little loop with this wire.
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Step 34
Bend the wire as shown with the arrow.
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Step 35
Bend the wire as shown with the arrow.
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Step 36
Leave a 0.5 cm long end on this base wire, cut off the extra wire end.
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Step 37
With the help of the round nose pliers, bend
this wire end inwards, making a closed loop
with it.
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Step 38
Take the second base wire on the right side
(it is a shorter wire end), bend it to the right
side direction as shown here.
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Step 39
Continue to bend them as shown with the arrow.
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Step 40
With the help of the round nose pliers, bend
the wire end inwards, making a closed loop
with it, as shown with the arrow.
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Step 41
Now take the next 2 base wire ends (longer
wires), bend them to the right side direction,
as shown here.
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Step 42
Continue to bend them as shown with the arrow.
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Step 43
Continue to bend this wire end, as shown with the arrow.
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Step 44
Continue to bend them as shown with the arrow.
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Step 45
Make a little loop with the upper wire end of these 2 wires.
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Step 46
Make a little loop with the other wire as well,
bending it around the previously made loop.
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Step 47
Now take the longer wire end from the left
side, bend it to the right side direction, as
shown here.
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Step 48
Bend the wire end in a way that you can
insert it into this previously made loop,
taking the wire from the back to the front.
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Step 49
Pull the wire completely to the front, then
straighten it as much as you can.
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Step 50
Now bend this wire completely to the right
side direction, and continue to bend it to
follow the path of the curved wires.
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Step 51
Continue to bend it as shown here, taking the
wire end behind the 2 wires of the double
loop we recently made.
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Step 52
With the help of the round nose pliers, bend this
wire end inwards, making a little loop with it,
inserting the wire end into the double loop, as
shown here.
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Step 53
Take the right wire end of these 2 wires, bend
it behind the bottom of the stone.
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Step 54
Switch to back view.
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Step 55
With the help of the fiat nose pliers, wrap this
short wire end around the bottom of the stone
setting, then pressure it with the pliers,
until it is completely closed.
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Step 56
Switch to front view.With the help of the round
nose pliers, bend the other wire end inwards,
making a little loop with it and positioning it close
to the bottom of the stone, as shown here.
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Step 57
Take the last base wire end at the top, bend it
to the right side direction, as shown here.
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Step 58
With the help of the round nose pliers, bend
the wire end inwards, making an open loop
with it, as shown here.
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Step 59
Now pressure the wire end below the bent
wires, until it is completely hidden, as shown
with the arrow.
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Step 60
Your beautiful pendant is ready.
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