Mary Bailey's Forget Me Not Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. I really enjoy experimenting with new designs using copper.
Forget Me Not Pendant
by Mary Bailey
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
I really enjoy experimenting with new designs using copper. This experiment came out so well that I decided to continue in copper, and the end result is this pendant. By changing the shape and colors of the crystals, you can change this design's mood. Use this pattern to create a single pendant, or make two and have a new pair of earrings!

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.71
  • Gold Club Price: $0.53
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Pear faceted crystal bead end-to-end drilled 8 x 10mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Daisy spacers copper 5mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Round, smooth copper beads 3mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
6mm Aquamarine 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-84B
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Headpins copper, 2 inch 20- or 21-gauge
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Chain Copper
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 inches
  • 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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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • 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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3 Step Wire Wrapping Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-19
  • G2-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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6 1/2 Inch Bail Making Pliers
G2-18
  • G2-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.78
  • Gold Club Price: $9.58
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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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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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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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Instructions
Step 1
Use two headpins to make charms with wrapped loops, using two 5mm daisy spacers, two 3mm round beads and one 6mm faceted bead as shown. Make one headpin charm using the remaining beads, but do not wrap it closed yet!
Mary Bailey's Forget Me Not Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 2
Straighten, measure and cut the necessary wire. Center and then bend the wire around the middle of a marking pen, until the wire crosses itself, forming a teardrop.
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Step 3
Use round nose pliers and make a small tight loop at each wires end, working toward the center.
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Mary Bailey's Forget Me Not Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 4
Place the largest jaw section of double barrel bail pliers immediately after and on the outside of one of the loops just made. Roll the wire away from the center, until the first loop almost meets the teardrop. Repeat on the other wire.
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Step 5
On a bench block, use a chasing hammer to gently tap the crossover of the teardrop wires as well as the bottom curve of the teardrop and the top curves. Note: Do not hammer the crossover wires too hard, or they will break!
Step 6
Using 3-step round pliers and working directly off the coil, make a 3-coil bail and cut it from the coil.
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Step 7
One at a time, open each of the top loops. Insert one end of the chain length into one loop, slide the triple coil bail onto the chain, and insert the other end of the chain into the opposite loop. Then add a wrapped headpin charm to the loop and firmly close both side loops.
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Step 8
Attach the remaining headpin charm to the bottom curve and wrap it closed.