Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. Leaves are an enduring design in almost all crafts.
Silver Lined Leaf Pendant
by Kimberly Newman
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Lashing, Making Loops, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Leaves are an enduring design in almost all crafts. Follow along to make this beautiful pendant. Then dangle some beautiful beads from it, or lash some seed beads along an edge!

Materials

20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-I20-25FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.90
  • Gold Club Price: $5.18
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24 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 60 ft
H17-I24-60FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.00
  • Gold Club Price: $6.75
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20 Gauge Round Burgundy Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-K20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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20 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-M20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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24 Gauge Round Bronze Enameled Craft Wire - 60 ft
H5-I24-60FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.60
  • Gold Club Price: $4.20
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24 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 60 ft
H5-M24-60FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.60
  • Gold Club Price: $4.20
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24 Gauge Round Burgundy Enameled Craft Wire - 60 ft
H5-K24-60FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.60
  • Gold Club Price: $4.20
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Pliers
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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90 Degree Bent Nose Pliers
G2-66
  • G2-66
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.98
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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
  • G17-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer with Wood Handle - Economy
G3-14
  • G3-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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Instructions
Step 1
Measure and cut a 14 inch piece of 20 gauge silver plated wire. Mark with your Sharpie at 7 inches on your 14 inch piece of wire and bend in half over your round nose pliers.

Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, bend the wire in half
Step 2
Move the round nose pliers ¼ inch from center bend on one side of the wire and bend until it crosses over making a triangle pattern. Uncross the wires putting a slight curve with your thumbs ½ inch up the base of the wire to make the stem of the leaf.

Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, cross the wires
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, uncross the wires
Step 3
Using round nose pliers, freeform the points of the leaf about every ½ inch. Outside curve, inside curve, outside curve, inside curve in a zig zag pattern. (I made three points on one side and two points on the other.)

Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, shape the leaf
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, shape the wire
Step 4
Shape the top of the leaf in a point leaving one side straight and wrapping the other side three times around the straight side clipping off the excess.

Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, wrap the neck
Step 5
Bend the Straight wire over 90 degrees. Make a loop with your round nose pliers and wrap downward to meet your beginning loops. Cut off excess wire with cutters and press down cut end with your bent nose pliers.
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, make a 90 degree bend
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, make a loop
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, wrap the neck
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, trim excess
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, press in the ends
Step 6
On the steel block, hammer the bottom of the stem and all of the outside tips of the leaf.
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, hammer the leaf
Step 7
Measure and cut a 6 inch piece of 20 gauge silver plated wire. Anchor the 6 inch piece of wire you just cut to the lower left side of the leaf right above the stem wrapping it two rotations. With your fingers, bend a slight S curve in the center vein of the leaf and anchor it to the top left side of the leaf wrapping it two times around. With the excess top and bottom wire, take your round nose pliers and make spiral loops to the size you desire.
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, anchor the wire
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, anchor the wire to the top
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, make some loops
Step 8
Cut five 3 inch pieces of 24 gauge wire. Anchor each 3 inch piece to the tips of the leaf and the center vein of the leaf by wrapping three times cutting of excess with cutters. Take your bent nose pliers and make twists and bends gently in all 24 gauge pieces to give them a more realistic look.
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, anchor the fine wire
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, give the wires a slight twist with the pliers
Step 9
Add a jump ring or bail of your choice to the top and hang on any chain, cording or other material you like.

Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, add a jump ring
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, add a chain
Kimberly Newman's Silver Lined Leaf Pendant - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, add some dangles