Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing. I love wearing simple links.
Lovely LInks
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Texturing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I love wearing simple links. With all the different colors and gauges of wire, you can come up with new creative linked jewelry with a spool of wire and some tools. Sometimes you just want to grab a necklace to go with your jeans or wear something simple. These links are easy and quick to make. If you're not a blingy gal, leave off the crystals or use pearls instead.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-M20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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20 Gauge Round Brown Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-D20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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8mm Light Sapphire 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-129C
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.87
  • Gold Club Price: $2.15
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Gold Filled Hook Wire 20.5mm - Pack of 10
J19-70
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.12
  • Gold Club Price: $9.09
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Gold Filled Eyepins 24GA 1 inch - Pack of 10
J8-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.67
  • Gold Club Price: $2.00
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Gold Filled Head Pin (020) 24GA 1 1/2 inch - Pack of 10
J8-29
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.74
  • Gold Club Price: $2.81
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Closed (.025) 22ga. 4.2mm - Pack of 25
J11-168
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $6.98
  • Gold Club Price: $5.24
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Gold Filled Oval Lobster 9mm - Pack of 1
J3-86
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.08
  • Gold Club Price: $1.56
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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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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.95
  • Gold Club Price: $16.46
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer with Wood Handle - Economy
G3-14
  • G3-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers
G2-1301
  • G2-1301
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Instructions
Step 1
You need 2 pieces of wire per link. Cut 28 wire lengths 2" long. 14 of each wire color. Make loops on both wire ends using the Wubbers pliers. I wrapped the wire around the smaller jaw to create the loops.


Pro Tip: You can use a heavier gauge wire for more sturdy links if you want to hang a heavy pendant as a focal piece on the necklace.
Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, lovely links
Step 2
Place center of wire in the middle of the pliers and using your fingers, slightly bend the wire around the smaller jaw. Try to keep the bend consistent with all wire lengths.
Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, lovely links
Step 3
Repeat bending for all wire lengths.
Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, lovely links
Step 4
Work harden the wire pieces by hammering the entire piece of wire. Then flip it over and hammer the other side. Repeat for all wire lengths.
Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, lovely links
Step 5
Create crystal bead dangles by sliding a crystal onto an eye pin and make a small loop at the top of the crystal.
Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, lovely links
Step 6
Use one wire length of each color to create each link. Attach both wire loops with a jump ring making sure each wire length is facing the opposite direction.
Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, lovely links
Step 7
Intertwine the other loops of the 2 wire lengths and slip into a jump ring. Add a crystal dangle and close the jump ring. Repeat for the remaining wire lengths by attaching the crystal dangle as the connector between links.
Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, lovely links
Step 8
Add a clasp to one of the ends of the necklace and a few jump rings to the other end.

*For earrings: Create 2 crystal dangles using head pins instead of eye pins. Repeat steps 6-7 and finish off using ear wires instead of a clasp.
Kristal Wick's Lovely LInks - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, lovely links