Dale Armstrong's Quick Bead and Wire Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. I am often asked how to use jewelry wire scraps, and while playing with some large beads today (and using scrap wire to do so), this pendant idea emerged.
Quick Bead and Wire Pendant
by Dale Armstrong
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I am often asked how to use jewelry wire scraps, and while playing with some large beads today (and using scrap wire to do so), this pendant idea emerged. This would be both a great sales item, as well as a gift idea for those who prefer a more contemporary design. Please note that the wire gauges can be adjusted according to the hole in the bead you choose to use, as well as the chain segment, accent beads and scraps (which can be square or twisted square). Just use this design as a base, and run with it!

Materials

Iron Zebra Jasper 30x40mm Oval Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-218
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $20.07
  • Gold Club Price: $15.05
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $7.65
  • Gold Club Price: $5.74
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Iron Zebra Jasper 4mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-219
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.77
  • Gold Club Price: $3.58
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Silver Filled Oval Cable Chain 2.85x2.15mm - 10 Feet
C10-325U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $28.20
  • Gold Club Price: $21.15
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Silver Filled Headpins 22GA 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
S8-11
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $2.40
  • Gold Club Price: $1.80
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Tools

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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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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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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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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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Find the necessary wires, straighten and clean. Decide on a bead combination to use. On the larger gauge round wire, measure 3/4" from one end and make a small "eye." If using chain insert it now, then wrap the loop closed (minimum 1 time to show).
Step 2
Slide a focal bead on to this wire and, using the largest location on round-nose pliers, make and wrap in a loop at the open end of the wire. This is now the bail.
Dale Armstrong's Quick Bead and Wire Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Make and wrap a loop for the bail.
Dale Armstrong's Quick Bead and Wire Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Make and wrap a loop for the bail.
Step 3
To make scrap-wire charms, make a tiny rosette at one end of the scrap wire (twisted square, plain square or round) slide on the accent bead(s) and make a loop at the top. Insert the loop through a chain link and wrap it on. Repeat with as many charms as desired. (You can also use headpins to make the charms.)
Dale Armstrong's Quick Bead and Wire Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Make a tiny rosette and add any accent beads.
Dale Armstrong's Quick Bead and Wire Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Make a tiny rosette and add any accent beads.