Abby Hook's Spiral Bead Charm, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. This Tutorial shows you how to make a versatile spiral bead unit.
Spiral Bead Charm
by Abby Hook
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This Tutorial shows you how to make a versatile spiral bead unit. It is easy to make and has many uses, you could simply hang it on a chain for a stylish necklace or use it as part of a more complicated piece of jewelry.
Wire spirals have many uses, from a pretty way to finish wire ends to creating a bezel to hold a stone in place. Once you have mastered it the possibilities will be endless!

Materials

14mm Foil Round Purple/White Gold, Size 14mm
A3-222
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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20 Gauge Round Half Hard 14/20 Gold Filled Wire
H4-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $5.06
  • Gold Club Price: $3.79
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Tools

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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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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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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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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
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Instructions
Step 1
Choose the bead you would like to use. Cut a piece of 20 gauge wire 5 inches long.
Abby Hook's Spiral Bead Charm - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, choose a bead
Step 2
Hold the end of the wire with the round nose pliers and coil the wire round the pliers with your fingers to form a loop. Hold the small loop with the flat nose pliers and gradually spiral the wire around the loop until you have 3 complete coils. You will use approx. 1 ½ inches of wire to do this.
Abby Hook's Spiral Bead Charm - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, spiral the wire
Step 3
Bend the wire with the flat-nose pliers at a right angle to the spiral. String the bead onto the wire.
Abby Hook's Spiral Bead Charm - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, string on the bead
Step 4
Make a bend in the wire about ¼ inch above the bead with the flat nose pliers. Hold the wire with the round nose pliers against the bend and bring the wire round the pliers to form a loop. Hold the loop with the flat nose pliers and coil 3 times to close the loop. Using the flush cutters trim the tail of the wire close to the coils and tuck the end in with the long nose pliers. You have finished!
Abby Hook's Spiral Bead Charm - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, make a wrapped loop