Erika Pal's Loop Bezel Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Findings, Clasps, Components, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. The loops on this bezel seem to echo the shape of the stone for a cohesive look.
Loop Bezel Pendant
by Erika Pal
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Findings, Making Loops, Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
The loops on this bezel seem to echo the shape of the stone for a cohesive look. Try it with your favorite cabs.

Materials

20mm round cabochon
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
18 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $3.38
  • Gold Club Price: $2.53
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22 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-22H
  • Lesson Quantity: 54.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.40
  • Gold Club Price: $1.05
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Tools

4.5 Inch Flat Nose Mini Pliers
G2-88
  • G2-88
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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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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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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Instructions
Step 1
For a 20mm big round cabochon cut 2base wires of the 18ga (Imm) wire, with the length of 8inches (20cm), each.
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Step 2
Cut a 24 inches (60cm) long wire of the 22ga (0.6mm) wire. Bend it in half, as shown on this picture.
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Step 3
Hold both base wires together, making sure that the ends of them are aligned. Measure 5cm on the initial end of the base wires, then position the bent center of the weaving wire around them, as shown on this picture.
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Step 4
Take the front end of the weaving wire, bend it completely upwards, wrapping it once around both base wires, as tight as you can.
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Step 5
Now take the other end of the weaving wire,bend it completely upwards, bending it tightly over the base wires.
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Step 6
With the help of the flat nose pliers, pressure the woven part a little bit, to flatten it.
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Step 7
Now cut another weaving wire of the 22ga (0.6mm) wire, with the same length (24 inches /60 cm). Bend it in half.
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Step 8
On the right side of the recently woven wires, position the bent center of this second weaving wire around both base wires.
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Step 9
Repeat exactly the same weaving and flattening steps as we did with the first weaving wire.
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Step 10
We will start to make the braid for the bezel setting. Take both ends of the first weaving wire, bend them to the right side direction behind the ends of the second weaving wire, making a little bit less than I cm tall curved part.
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Step 11
Now bend these weaving wire ends completely downwards, bending them over the base wires, as shown with the arrow.
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Step 12
Wrap these weaving wire ends once around the base wires, as tight as you can.
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Step 13
NOW we have to take both ends of the second weaving wire from the left side, and we have to repeat exactly the same steps again. Bend them to the right side direction behind both ends of the other weaving wire.
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Step 14
Bend these weaving wire ends completely downwards, bending them over the base wires, then wrap them once around the base wires, as tight as you can.
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Step 15
we have to measure the length of the stone circumference, to know how long the braided bezel should be. Wrap a piece of weaving wire once around your stone, as shown here.
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Step 16
Cut the weaving wire, then separate it from the stone.
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Step 17
Straighten it, to get the length of the stone circumference.
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Step 18
Now we have to continue to braid around the base wires, with both weaving wires, until we arrive at the half the length of the stone circumference.
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Step 19
At this point, take the lower base wire, bend it completely downwards, then it slightly to the left side direction, as shown on this picture.
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Step 20
Now bend this base wire upwards, making an approximately I cm big loop with it.
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Step 21
At the point where this lower base wire meets with the upper base wire, hold it tight within the flat nose pliers, then bend it to the right side direction, positioning it to the same place as before
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Step 22
Continue to braid around both base wires, until the whole length of the braided part is the same as the length of the stone circumference.
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Step 23
Position the braid below the stone, making sure that the central loop is exactly below the bottom center of the stone. Very slowly, start to bend both ends of the braided part around the stone, as shown here.
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Step 24
Continue to bend them until you arrive close to the top of the stone, on both sides.
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Step 25
On the right side, behind the base wires, cut off the extra ends of the weaving wire which is the last one of the braid. Pressure the weaving wire ends with the flat nose pliers, until they are completely closed behind the base wires.
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Step 26
Take both ends of the other weaving wire from the left side, make another braid, as shown here.
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Step 27
Now cut off the extra ends of it, behind the base wires, then pressure the ends with the pliers, until they are completely closed.
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Step 28
On both sides, bend the base wire ends to the sides, exactly in the same way, as shown on this picture.
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Step 29
Continue to bend both sides of the braid, until the two ends of it meet each other above the top of the stone.
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Step 30
Position the wire structure in horizontal. Bend the base wire ends to the sides, crossing them over each other. Take the inner ends of the base wires from both sides, then twist them around each other, until you have a 4 cm long twisted part.
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Step 31
Now bend the ends of the twisted base wires as shown here, making them vertical.
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Step 32
Take the lower base wire (from this point of view), bend it to the right side direction, positioning it below the twisted wires. wrap it once around the lower end of the twisted wires.
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Step 33
Cut off the extra end of the base wire, then pressure it with the flat nose pliers, until it is completely closed.
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Step 34
Repeat exactly the same bending and wrapping steps on the upper side as well.
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Step 35
A little bit below of the center of the twisted wires, hold all wires tight within the round nose pliers, then bend the upper side of them completely backwards, then downwards, as shown here.
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Step 36
Switch to back view. Position your stone inside the wire structure, making sure that the back side of the stone is facing you.
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Step 37
Bend the lower loop upwards, bending it tightly over the back side of the stone. Leave a 1.5 cm long end on both base wires at the top, cut off the extra ends of them.
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Step 38
With the help of the round nose pliers, bend both wire ends upwards, then inwards, making a closed loop with them, as shown on this picture.
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Step 39
Cut a 6 inch (15 cm) long weaving wire of the 22ga (0.6 mm) wire, then bend it in half, as shown here.
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Step 40
Insert the bent weaving wire into the bottom loop, positioning the weaving wire ends upwards, as shown on this picture.
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Step 41
Wrap the weaving wire ends 2 times around these 2 top loops, as tight as you can, then cut off the extra end of them.
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Step 42
Switch to front view. Your beautiful pendant is ready.
I hope you enjoyed this project!
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