Sue Beck's Free Form Wire Wrapped Pendant, Classic Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. Sue Beck was a runner-up in our 2009 contest with her free form pendant design.
Free Form Wire Wrapped Pendant
by Sue Beck
  • Category: Classic
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Sue Beck was a runner-up in our 2009 contest with her free form pendant design. The possibilities that you can create with a simple wire bundle are endless - and here is a lovely example of a shaped bundle that you can adorn with beads of your choice. Copyright @ 2009

Materials

21 Gauge Square Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-21SQD
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Price: $20.05
  • Gold Club Price: $15.04
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21 Gauge Square Dead Soft 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-21SQD
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Price: $49.51
  • Gold Club Price: $37.13
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21 Gauge Half Round Half Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-21HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Price: $49.51
  • Gold Club Price: $37.13
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4mm Garnet Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-58A
  • Lesson Quantity: 11.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Price: $0.80
  • Gold Club Price: $0.60
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4mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-94A
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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Tools

6 Inch Long Chain Nose Pliers
G2-97
  • G2-97
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $3.00
  • Gold Club Price: $2.25
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4.5 Inch Round Nose Pliers
G2-12
  • G2-12
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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6.5 Inch Long Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-74
  • G2-74
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $9.87
  • Gold Club Price: $7.40
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Form Dart Flush Cutters - Pack of 1
G2-16
  • G2-16
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $7.57
  • Gold Club Price: $5.68
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Swivel Head Pin Vise
G5-1
  • G5-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Wire Wrap O Ring Mandrel - Small
G7-51
  • G7-51
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $6.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Using the pin vise and flat nose pliers, twist the two sterling silver wires.
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Step 2
Lay the twisted silver wires between the gold wires, using quilters tape to stabilize. Place one wrap in the center of the wire bundle using gold half-round wire.
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Step 3
Begin to bend the wire bundle in a lazy "U" with the wrap slightly off center to the right. To the left side of the first wrap, add a second wire wrap approximately ¾" from the first so that the two wraps are in the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. Add a third wrap on the left side about 1 to 1¼" from the last wrap and begin to free form and sculpt the bail utilizing a mandrel.
Sue Beck's Free Form Wire Wrapped Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 4
After sculpting the bail, add a fourth wrap on the back side of the bail. Then continue to curve the four wires to cross in front of the left side of your pendant. Using either chain nose or round nose pliers, secure wires to left side of pendant.
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Sue Beck's Free Form Wire Wrapped Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 5
Choose eleven 4mm Swarovski bi-cones in one or two colors. When adding the crystals to your pendant, use your artistic eye to place the four wires in an aesthetic fashion.

Place one bi-cone on the innermost gold wire and secure the wire to the left side of pendant frame.

Add two more bi-cones to the next silver wire, securing it to the frame.

Add three more bi-cones to the next silver wire, once again securing it to the frame.

Add five bi-cones to the last gold wire and secure it to the frame.

Check all your wire connections to be certain they are smoothly wrapped and will not scratch the wearer or catch delicate fabric. Enjoy your pendant!!
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