Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant, Classic Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. A solitary flower can symbolize a lot of things; to me this pendant means spring, summer, life, growth, and just honest beauty.
Solitary Flower Pendant
by Sherrie Lingerfelt
  • Category: Classic
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
A solitary flower can symbolize a lot of things; to me this pendant means spring, summer, life, growth, and just honest beauty. To enhance this lovely Mother of Pearl carving, I decided to keep the setting very plain. I hope you enjoy learning to make this simple statement of beauty that would be a suitable gift for a bridesmaid, or to celebrate a sweet 16 birthday.

Materials

4mm Amethyst 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-55A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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4mm Fuchsia 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-116A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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4mm Light Rose 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-115A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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Large mother of pearl flower bead
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

22 Gauge Square Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-22SQH
  • H8-22SQH
  • Lesson Quantity: 15.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.04
  • Gold Club Price: $1.53
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20 Gauge Half Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20HRH
  • H8-20HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.53
  • Gold Club Price: $1.15
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6-1/2 Inch Chain Nose Pliers
G2-70
  • G2-70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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6.5 Inch Long Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-74
  • G2-74
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.87
  • Gold Club Price: $7.40
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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
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Instructions
Step 1
Straighten, then measure and mark the center of 22-gauge wire at 7 ½ inches. Use chain-nose pliers to hold the wire at this mark and press both ends straight up. Then squeeze the loop closed.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 2
From the looped end down, measure ¾ inch and mark across both wires. At this mark, use chain-nose to hold on to both wires while using your fingers to separate and press each wire about 50° toward its respective side (meaning, in opposite directions).
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 3
Mark each bent wire, ¾ inch up from angle. Use chain-nose to hold each wire at this mark, and bend the wire up and back toward the 50° angle, forming a loop. Gently squeeze the loop closed.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 4
Repeat all of steps 3 and 4 on the remaining wires, building two prong legs on each side of the first/center one made.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 5
On just the first three prong legs made, use the 1" pieces of 20-gauge half round to make 4 wraps to show on each leg, working from each angle toward the tip/looped end.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 6
On the last two wire lengths, mark each ¾ inches down from the loop end. Use chain nose pliers to hold this mark and press the free end of the wire back to lie alongside of the newly made 'leg'.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 7
Remember to begin and end all of the half-round wraps on one side (which is the back). On each of these new legs use a 1 ½ inch piece of 20-gauge half round to make 4 wraps to show, working from the angle toward the loop end. From the last wrap made, measure 3/8 inch toward the loop end and mark. Use a 1 ½ inch piece of half-round to make another 4 wraps to show, from this mark working toward the end.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 8
Bend each of the two remaining wire lengths toward each other and then measure and mark each, 1/4 inch up from the wraps. These are now the bail wires. At each mark, make a bend that will bring the two wires together. Use half round to wrap the bail wires together, 4 to show from the marks up.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 9
Place one Swarovski crystal bead on each of the three headpins. Place chain nose pliers tip on the headpin immediately under the crystal and hold while using fingers to bend the pin at a 90° angle. Repeat on each headpin.

Bundle the three headpins. Use the end of one headpin to wrap all of them together, beginning immediately directly the crystals and trim. Twist the two remaining headpins together and thread them through the front of the center hole in the mother of pearl flower.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 10
Use chain nose pliers to hold the twisted headpin wires close to the back of the flower to hold crystals in place and twist the remaining headpin wires together. Trim and gently press the wires to the back of the flower.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 11
Mark each leg 3/16 inches from the looped end. With the wrap ends facing you, place the chain nose on the 3/16 inch mark and bend up slightly. Repeat on all legs.

Place this harness on the back of the mother of pearl flower and arrange the curved legs to fit between the petals as shown. Remove the harness and use chain nose pliers to add a small curve to the end of each bent leg, forming prongs.

Replace the mother of pearl flower and use flat nose pliers to gently press the prongs between the petals, locking the flower into the harness.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 12
Mark the bail wires at ¾ inch above the top of the flower and make another mark 1/4 inch beyond the first. Use flat nose to hold the wires at the ¾ inch mark and bend the wires back.

At the second mark, hold the wire with flat-nose and bend down to form the bail. Use 1 ½ inch of half round wire to make 3 wraps to show, working from the top of the flower up, wrapping the bail in place, and trim.
Finished Pendant.
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Sherrie Lingerfelt's Solitary Flower Pendant - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,