This is a simple yet very satisfying project. Once you learn how to twist square wire, you just can't stop! I think the effect is very professional and you'll find many uses for the technique. Make shorter links for a bracelet or earrings.
WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Cut 14 two inch lengths of the flat wire. Make a 90 degree bend ¬Ĺ' on each wire end and make a simple loop.
Using 2 pliers (flat and/or chain), grip each loop tightly and twist one of the pliers around 3 rotations making sure the end result has both loops facing the same direction.
Cut 13 one inch lengths of the antique enameled wire. Make a simple loop on one end, slide the crystal on and make a simple loop on the other end making sure the loops are facing the same direction.
Connect one of the long links to a crystal link by opening the loop, inserting the crystal link loop and closing the long link loop. Repeat this step until all 14 long links and 13 crystal links are attached to each other.
Make one crystal link with one of the loops turned 90 degrees. Add a charm to the crystal link (I used a TierraCast Buddha).
Add both end loops to the charm dangle loop, slip over your head and enjoy!
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Internationally award winning designer, teacher and official Swarovski Instructor, she resides with her 2 puppies, Sparkle and Bling in beautiful Colorado. Kristal's fashion endeavors include designing & creating jewelry for the Jimmy Buffet Band backup singers & dancers; appearing numerous times on HGTV, PBS and JTV and teaching on cruise ships worldwide.
The author of 4 books: Metal Clay 101 for Beaders, Foxy Epoxy, Fabulous Fabric Beads Sassy Silky Savvy; 2 DVDs: Mixed Media: Beaded Bracelets with Fiber Beads and Crystals, Resin, Wire Mixed Media: Jewelry Making with Handmade Beads, Crystals, Resin, and More! Past editor of BeadingDaily.com, her designs have been featured in over 85 publications. Kristalís jewelry has been represented in galleries spanning the globe including Santa Fe - Canyon Rd. Alaska, Cayman Islands, Italy, Germany & the Virgin Islands.
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