Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace, Classic Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. This stunning necklace showcases a obsidian ladder pendant showcased with beautiful classic wire wrap and accented with pearls.
Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace
by Joe Rushing
  • Category: Classic
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
This stunning necklace showcases a obsidian ladder pendant showcased with beautiful classic wire wrap and accented with pearls. You can use any pendant of this shape, and follow the wrap instructions.

Materials

Golden Obsidian 8mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-209
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $7.57
  • Gold Club Price: $5.68
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47 x 34 Mahogany Obsidian Ladder Pendant
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Gold Filled Bright Beads 3mm - Pack of 10
J9-322
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $2.49
  • Gold Club Price: $1.87
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Gold Filled Saucer Beads Corrugated 6mm - Pack of 2
J9-367
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.27
  • Gold Club Price: $2.45
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Gold Filled Saucer Beads Corrugated 8mm - Pack of 1
J9-368
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $2.67
  • Gold Club Price: $2.00
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12mm Potato Pearls
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Gold Filled Chain Small Curb 1.08mm - 18 inches - Pack of 1
C4-149F
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.40
  • Gold Club Price: $10.05
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 52.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 10FT
  • Price: $40.05
  • Gold Club Price: $30.04
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20 Gauge Half Round Half Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-20HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.68
  • Gold Club Price: $2.01
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21 Gauge Half Round Half Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-21HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.15
  • Gold Club Price: $1.61
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Beadalon 7 Strand Bead Stringing Wire, Bright, .015 Inch, 30 Feet
BDC-300.15
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

E6000 Adhesive Glue 3.7 oz. - Pack of 1
G16-18
  • G16-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.57
  • Gold Club Price: $7.18
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coiling gizmo
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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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Weighted Rawhide Mallet
HAM-408.00
  • HAM-408.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $48.97
  • Gold Club Price: $36.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Begin by holding the 4 round 11 inch wires tightly and bending into a V shape.
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Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wire working
Step 2
Hold the V centered against the Ob. Ladder, (more towards the upper half) and bend the wires together around the sides. Using your half round wrap wire, wrap the wire in each bend. (ok to use round wire for wrapping here)
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Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wire wrapping with Gold Filled Wire
Step 3
Separate 3 wires and sculpt an oval around the shoulder. Run the 4th wire through the bail hole. Repeat for the opposite shoulder.
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Step 4
Now take the 3 wire bundles and cross them in the back as an X just below the bail hole.
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Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Gold Filled wire on Obsidian
Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Gold Filled wire on Obsidian
Step 5
Take one of the bail hole wires and stitch it back over, under and around the X.
Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Gold Filled wire on Obsidian
Step 6
Repeat with the second wire, and flatten with your mallet.

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Step 7
Next, squeeze your bail wires together and wrap with half round or round wraps until the end, or 2.5 inches. Move around to the front and complete the body wrap, pushing the wire together tightly.Trim at a 45 degree angle and curl the wire tips evenly across the front.
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Step 8
Using the Coiling Gizmo wrap the 8 inch round GF wire in loose rolls approx. 1/4 inch apart. Using the Gizmo or the round pliers make 6 jump rings.
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Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using Gizmo to twist wire
Step 9
After installing a j. ring to each curl, bend a swing hoop on the end of the twirled dangle wire, and cut to suite just below the pendant. After making two the same length, glue an 8mm Mahogany Ob. bead to the lower end. Install both. Cut two smaller length "dangles" and glue a bead on their tips as well. Bend a swing hoop and hang on necklace (when built).
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Step 10
In this last part you will be constructing the necklace itself. Using the hh 26ga. beading wire we thread on the beads as shown, using the fancy beads right up front by the pearls. We also wrap a tiny piece between the pearls as a bail rider for support. Once the bail rider is wrapped, hang the bail over the necklace, placed between the pearls and then wrap the bail.
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Step 11
All that remains is to hang the short dangles and attach the curb chain.
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Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Using round nose pliers
Step 12
As shown in the final photo, the long dangles were removed from the pendant and converted to earrings.
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Joe Rushing's Obsidian Dangle Ladder Necklace - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Completed Obsidian Pendant with earrings