Kristal Wick's Sandy Beach Necklace or Wrap Bracelet, Wire Jewelry Design. Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. The inspiration for this piece was a gorgeous image of a sandy beach on the ocean.
Sandy Beach Necklace or Wrap Bracelet
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Chain Making, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
The inspiration for this piece was a gorgeous image of a sandy beach on the ocean. I used 4 different colors of 18- gauge wire to represent the variations of the sand. Then added a pop of matte blue seed beads for the water. You can also wrap it around your wrist for a wrap bracelet.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 21 ft
H5-M18-21FT
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18 Gauge Round Antique Copper Enameled Craft Wire - 21 ft
H5-Q18-21FT
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18 Gauge Round Vintage Bronze Enameled Craft Wire - 21 ft
H5-N18-21FT
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18 Gauge Round Brown Enameled Craft Wire - 21 ft
H5-D18-21FT
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Rose Gold Filled Oval Lobster 9mm - Pack of 1
L3-16
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 5mm (ID) 3.9mm - Pack of 25
J11-176
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
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Wubbers Round Mandrel Pliers - 5 Plier Set
G15-18
  • G15-18
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer with Wood Handle - Economy
G3-14
  • G3-14
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
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  • Price: $21.95
  • Gold Club Price: $16.46
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GLS-120.40
  • GLS-120.40
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a wire piece 3.5" long. Place pliers at 1" and make a 90 degree bend.
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Step 2
Place the wire in the Wubbers large pliers at the bend.
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Step 3
Wrap the longest end of the wire around the largest plier jaw. Cross wire over.
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Step 4
Wrap the longest top wire around the base wire 2-3 times.
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Step 5
Trim excess wire and tuck wire end in so there's no sharp edge showing.
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Step 6
Slide seed bead onto the wire. Measure .5" long and cut excess wire (doing this step for each link keeps all of them the same size).
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Step 7
Bend at right angle above bead.
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Step 8
Make a simple loop at the wire end using the round nose pliers. Make as many links as you like for the length you desire.
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Step 9
Using the chasing hammer, pound the large part of the wire loop flattening and giving it texture. Attach all the links together by opening the simple loop and closing it around the large loop of the previous link.
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Step 10
Attach a clasp to one end using a jump ring.
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