Kristal Wick's Peaceful Zen Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, . This is a simple yet very satisfying project.
Peaceful Zen Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
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.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Vintage Bronze Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-N20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 13.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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20 Gauge Square Dead Soft Red Brass Wire
H3-20SQD
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $4.31
  • Gold Club Price: $3.23
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6mm blue zircon bicones
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 14.00 each
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Tools

Ultimate wire-pliers Set
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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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 14 two inch lengths of the flat wire. Make a 90 degree bend ¬Ĺ' on each wire end and make a simple loop.
Kristal Wick's Peaceful Zen Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , peaceful zen necklace
Step 2
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.
Kristal Wick's Peaceful Zen Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , peaceful zen necklace
Step 3
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.
Kristal Wick's Peaceful Zen Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , peaceful zen necklace
Step 4
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.
Kristal Wick's Peaceful Zen Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , peaceful zen necklace
Step 5
Make one crystal link with one of the loops turned 90 degrees. Add a charm to the crystal link (I used a TierraCast Buddha).
Kristal Wick's Peaceful Zen Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , peaceful zen necklace
Step 6
Add both end loops to the charm dangle loop, slip over your head and enjoy!

Kristal Wick's Peaceful Zen Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , peaceful zen necklace
Kristal Wick's Peaceful Zen Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , peaceful zen necklace