Natalie Patten's Top Drilled Stone Pendant, Wire Weaving. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. This woven bail will work on any top-drilled stone and can be adapted for larger stones as well.
Top Drilled Stone Pendant
by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Wrapping, Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
This woven bail will work on any top-drilled stone and can be adapted for larger stones as well.
The length of the base wire will depend on the size of your stone. 8 inches of 0.8mm/ 20 gauge has been used here and the 0.4mm/26 gauge weaving wire has been kept on the reel or bobbin)

Materials

top-drilled stone pendant
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.87
  • Gold Club Price: $2.15
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26 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $3.07
  • Gold Club Price: $2.30
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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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Chain Nose Wire Plier
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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Instructions
Step 1
Take the length of 0.8mm/ 20 gauge wire and fold in half
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Step 2
.Using your fingers or pliers, position the ends of the wire close together to create a small bend at the top of the wire, which will become your securing loop.
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Step 3
Using the 0.4mm/26 gauge wire, attach onto the bottom 0.8mm/ 20 gauge base wire, by wrapping around 3 times.
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Step 4
Create a two-wire weave to wrap the two 0.8mm/ 20 gauge base wires together. This has been done by wrapping once over both base wires, bringing the weaving wire through the middle, wrapping over the top wire once, bringing the wire up over the bottom base wire and wrapping once over the bottom base wire and wrapping over both wires again.
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Step 5
Trim off the tail at the start of this weave, near the loop only and secure it by tucking into place, so that there is no sharp end sticking out.
Step 6
Repeat this weave for the length that you want your bail to be (around 2cm).
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Step 7
With the weaving wire still attached from your weave, continue to coil the weaving wire around the bottom base wire for approximately 1 inch in length.
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Step 8
Using the uncoiled base wire bend this back and position through the hole in the top of your stone.
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Step 9
Bend this uncoiled base wire up the back of the stone and position it through the loop at the top of the weave.
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Step 10
Bend the weave back over the top of the stone to create the bail.
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Step 11
Ensure the base wires are positioned closely to the stone.
Step 12
Bring the uncoiled based wire back over the top of the stone, next to the bail so that it runs along the front of the stone, next to the coiled base wire.
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Step 13
Position both wires closely together and bend towards the side of the stone.
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Step 14
Create a loop with them both, so that the coiled wire sits around the outside of the uncoiled base wire.
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Step 15
Join both of the base wires together, after the decorative loop, by repeating the same two-wire weave (approximately 6 repetitions of this) .
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Step 16
Bend both wires towards the side of the stone.
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Step 17
Continue to use the weaving wire to coil what is now the top base wire until you almost reach the side of the stone. Then wrap both base wires twice with the weaving wire to secure.
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Step 18
Continue to wrap only the top wire to finish the coil on the edge of the stone.
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Step 19
Trim off the weaving wire and ensure any sharp ends are secured in place.
Step 20
Bring the coiled top wire around the back of the stone.
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Step 21
Position through the loop at the back of the bail.
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Step 22
Create a loop to tighten the wire against the stone.
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Step 23
Secure the wire onto the bail to hold it in place.
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Step 24
With the remaining uncoiled base wire at the front of the pendant, bend it in the direction of the decorative swirl.
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Step 25
Cut off any excess, leaving over a cm to make into a curl. Tuck the curl into itself, so that it is positioned underneath the two wraps on both of the base wires.
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Step 26
You can now add a jump ring or attach your pendant directly onto a chain.
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