Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. A simple wire wrap and tiny labradorite beads makes this stick pearl into an elegant stand-alone pendant.
Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace
by Jennifer Brooks
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
A simple wire wrap and tiny labradorite beads makes this stick pearl into an elegant stand-alone pendant.

Materials

22 Gauge Round Half Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-22H
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $24.36
  • Gold Club Price: $18.27
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22 Gauge Round Half Hard Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-22H
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $10.15
  • Gold Club Price: $7.61
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2-3mm labradorite beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 3.00 each
Long stick pearl, long drilled 20-24mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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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 Pliers
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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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
  • G17-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Begin with the round nose pliers and 14 inch piece of 22 gauge wire.
● Start at the end of the 22 gauge wire with the round nose pliers.
● Gently create an open spiral.
● Use the steel block and chasing hammer to flatten the spiral on both sides.
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Step 2
Add the first labradorite facet to the 22 gauge wire.
● Push the bead close to the hammered spiral.
● Thread the 22 gauge wire through the bead hole.
● Bring the free end of the wrapping wire around the front of the pearl, below the spiral & bead.
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Step 3
Braiding the pearl.
● Half bend the free end of the wire around the spiral post, toward the back of the pearl.
● Wrap the free end around the back side, threading the end through the half-bend that you just made on the front.
● Create another half bend through the first one and wrap around the back.
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Step 4
Repeat step three until you've reached about ¼ inch from the top of the bead OR to the last indentation in the
bead.
Pro Tip: Beads and stones with surface texture will hold more naturally in this wrap, so use the texture for the best grip.
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Step 5
On your last round, you want the wrapping wire to end in the back.
● Make a loose loop, like a halo over the top of the bead.
● Hold the halo in place and continue to the front with the wrapping wire.
● Thread the wrapping wire through the top loop on the front & wrap again to the back.
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Step 6
Bend the halo loop out away from the bead to about 90 degrees.
● Gently grip the halo loop between your thumb and forefinger.
● Twist the halo loop tightly, twice, to create a post.
● Use you steel block and chasing hammer to flatten and work harden the halo loop.
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Step 7
Return the halo to its upright position behind the top of the bead.
● Wrap the weaving wire around the halo post, twice.
Pro Tip: My images only show one wrap around the post. Two is better for security.
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Step 8
Wrap the weaving wire around to the front, again.
● Thread the weaving wire through the top loop.
● Trim the weaving wire to about ¾ of an inch.
● Add a 2nd labradorite facet to the weaving wire.
● Use the round nose pliers to make a small spiral with the tail of the weaving wire.
● Center the weaving final bead and spiral at the top of the bead.
Pro Tip: Make any needed adjustments to the loops and shape of the square wire so that it sits flush on top of the flat wire shape.
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant
Jennifer Brooks's Glass and Ice Simple Woven Stick Pearl Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, stick pearl pendant