Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Hammered Chaos Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Crocheting, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. This wire armature is perfect for hanging your favorite beads from.
Hammered Chaos Necklace
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Crocheting, Making Loops, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This wire armature is perfect for hanging your favorite beads from. But it's also a striking piece on its own. You decide!

Materials

14 Gauge Square Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-14SQD
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.45
  • Gold Club Price: $2.59
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16 Gauge Half Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-16HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 45.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $4.11
  • Gold Club Price: $3.08
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22 Gauge Half Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-22HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.23
  • Gold Club Price: $0.17
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Silver Filled Headpins 24GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
S8-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $1.53
  • Gold Club Price: $1.15
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 5mm - Pack of 25
S11-16
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.04
  • Gold Club Price: $1.53
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African Turquoise 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-734
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.07
  • Gold Club Price: $4.55
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African Turquoise 4mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-733
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.37
  • Gold Club Price: $5.53
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Yellow Turquoise 7x12mm Faceted Nugget Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-499
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.97
  • Gold Club Price: $10.48
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Tools

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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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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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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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Stainless Steel Ring Mandrel Sizes 1-15
G7-2
  • G7-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Flush cut 10" of 14g wire. Curve the wire slightly to make it smile and use pliers to create a downward loop on each end. Hammer this piece to work harden it.
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Step 2
Cut 45" of 16g wire. (If you want more chaos, cut more inches of this wire.) Make a small loop at one end and then wrap the wire around something cylindrical, such as a ring mandrel, to create different sizes of coils. End with another small loop.
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Step 3
Thread these chaotic loops onto the 14g wire. Spread the loops to cover the full length of the wire and gently hammer them flat against the core wire.
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Step 4
Use 22g or 24g wire to secure the 16g chaos wire to loop on each end of the core wire.
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Step 5
Make as many dangles as you want with 20g or 22g wire or headpins. Create wrapped loops for hanging these at the top of each dangle.
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Step 6
Make or purchase jump rings and use these to attach the dangles to the 16g chaos wire.
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Step 7
Attach purchased or handmade chain and a clasp to complete your necklace. Patina if desired. (I used liver of sulfur on the example.)


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