Kristal Wick's Lake Minnetonka Sunset Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. I was inspired by a sunset image of my beloved Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota where I grew up.
Lake Minnetonka Sunset Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Making Spirals, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I was inspired by a sunset image of my beloved Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota where I grew up. This fun and simple project combines gemstones and wire. I love using Venus Jasper beads with blue wire but you can use any 6mm or 8mm beads for this project.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Blue Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-C20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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Venus Jasper 6mm Round 8 inch Strand
A1-899
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.30
  • Gold Club Price: $4.73
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Sterling Silver Chain Cable 1.8mm 18 inch - Pack of 1
C8-160F
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.84
  • Gold Club Price: $7.38
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Silver Filled Headpins 22GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
S8-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.76
  • Gold Club Price: $2.07
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4mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.80
  • Gold Club Price: $10.35
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 12" length of wire. Slide bead onto middle of wire and wrap one side around the top of the bead and the other wire around the bottom of the bead.

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Step 2
Holding the bead stationary, tightly wrap the top wire ½ way around the bead. Wrap the bottom wire ½ way around the bead.
Pro Tip: Try not to criss-cross your wires.
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Step 3
Use the nylon jaw pliers to straighten any kinks in the wire if needed. Keep wrapping wire until there is 1/2 inch left on both wire ends.
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Step 4
Using the round nose pliers, roll the wire end back to create a loop. Repeat on the other wire end going in the opposite direction. Repeat two more times to create three total dangles.
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Step 5
Grasp one of the dangle loops in your chain nose pliers and twist 90 degrees. Repeat for the other loop. Do this for one other dangle. You'll end up with two regular dangles and one 90 degree dangle.

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Step 6
Make a crystal dangle by sliding a crystal onto a headpin and making a simple loop at the top.
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Step 7
Open one of the regular loops and slide on a 90 degree dangle loop, close loop. Open the 90 degree dangle loop and slide on a regular loop, close loop.
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Step 8
Attach a crystal dangle to the bottom regular dangle loop.
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Step 9
Attach center of chain to top loop.
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