Kristal Wick's Terrific Tucson Turquoise, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. The length of your spiral dangle will vary depending on the size of the main focal piece you use.
Terrific Tucson Turquoise
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
The length of your spiral dangle will vary depending on the size of the main focal piece you use. I used an oblong seaglass focal 1 ¬ľ" long x .5" wide and 5" wire length. You may have to try a couple different wire lengths to come up with your fave.

Materials

4mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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20 Gauge Round Brown Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-D20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.10
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bronze chain
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers
G2-1301
  • G2-1301
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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5 1/2 Inch Nylon Flat Jaw Pliers with Replacement Jaws
G2-1
  • G2-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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Instructions
Step 1
Make wire swirls by cutting a 5" piece of 22 gauge wire and straightening it with the wire straightener. Place the Wubbers small jaw 2.5 inches in and wrap around the jaw twice.
Kristal Wick's Terrific Tucson Turquoise - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, terrific tucson turquoise necklace
Step 2
Using the tip of your smallest round nose pliers, make a loop on one wire end.
Kristal Wick's Terrific Tucson Turquoise - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, terrific tucson turquoise necklace
Step 3
Using the chain nose pliers, wrap the wire tightly against itself to form a spiral.
Kristal Wick's Terrific Tucson Turquoise - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, terrific tucson turquoise necklace
Step 4
Wrap a tight spiral with the other wire end leaving it longer than the first one. Gently push the spirals towards each other so they're almost touching.
Kristal Wick's Terrific Tucson Turquoise - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, terrific tucson turquoise necklace
Step 5
Create a crystal dangle by making a simple loop at the top of a headpin and attaching to a small piece of chain.
Kristal Wick's Terrific Tucson Turquoise - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, terrific tucson turquoise necklace
Step 6
Open the jump ring and slide through the sea glass focal. Add the spiral link and chain link. Close jump ring.
Kristal Wick's Terrific Tucson Turquoise - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, terrific tucson turquoise necklace
Step 7
Attach the jump ring to a chain (See Peaceful Zen Necklace https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_patterns_tutorials/Peaceful-Zen-Necklace_369.html to make the chain here) or leather cord and enjoy!

Kristal Wick's Terrific Tucson Turquoise - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, terrific tucson turquoise necklace