Mei Tan's The Urban Edge, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. This simple boxy design can be a pendant, bracelet charm, or a zipper charm.

The Urban Edge

by Mei Tan
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This simple boxy design can be a pendant, bracelet charm, or a zipper charm.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 7.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $4.82
  • Gold Club Price: $3.61
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26 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26D
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.50 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.73
  • Gold Club Price: $0.55
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3 assorted beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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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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Chain Nose Wire Pliers
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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4oz Ball Peen Hammer with Wooden Handle
G3-36
  • G3-36
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.25
  • Gold Club Price: $3.94
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Steel and Wood Bench Block 3x3 Inch
G17-25
  • G17-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Instructions
Step 1:
Form the loop
Cut a piece of 5.75 inches of 18-gauge wire. Mark the center of the wire and use a round-nose pliers to create a loop about the size of 4.5 mm in diameter.
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - Form the loop, Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - Form the loop, Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - Form the loop, Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Step 2:
Forming the frame
With the loop created, use a marker pen to mark 1 cm from the loop's center, on both sides.
Once done, use a round-nose pliers to bend the wire at the designated marks, bending it to a 90-degree angle as shown.
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - Forming the frame, Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - Forming the frame, Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Step 3
Use a round-nose pliers to create a loop at each wire end to a size of about 3mm
Coil the loops for another 180-degrees as shown.
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Step 4
Flatten the loops with hammer up to the mid-section of the frame as shown.
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Step 5
Cut two 28-gauge wires measuring 3 inches each and thread them through the beads you have chosen. Hold the beads in place by coiling it away from the center of the frame as shown. After securely positioning the beads, proceed to coil the remaining wire away from the central frame until none remains.
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant
Step 6
Well done!
Mei Tan's The Urban Edge - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, simple wire pendant