Kristal Wick's Turquoise Tears, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Lashing, Wire Lashing. This is a great project to use up your orphan seed beads, crystals and anything else that fits your wire frame.
Turquoise Tears
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Lashing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This is a great project to use up your orphan seed beads, crystals and anything else that fits your wire frame.

Materials

28 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 120 ft
H17-I28-120FT
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  • Price: $12.00
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4mm Aquamarine 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-84D
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  • Price: $3.57
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Gold Filled Chandelier Component Marquise 37x16mm - Pack of 2
J19-30
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  • Price: $11.88
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Gold Filled Chandelier Components Hammered Oval 34.3x22.3mm - Pack of 2
J19-34
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Gold Filled Chandelier Components Hammered Round 34mm - Pack of 2
J19-35
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Gold Filled Chandelier Components Hammered Teardrop 31.5x22.8mm - Pack of 2
J19-36
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Silver Filled Chandelier Components 32mm - Pack of 2
S19-16
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Silver Filled Chandelier Components Mq 42x 21mm - Pack of 2
S19-17
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African Turquoise 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-734
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*8/0 seed beads (3 different colors were used in this sample)
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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Economy Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-25
  • G2-25
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
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Instructions
Step 1
Use a purchased wire frame (of any shape) or follow the instructions for creating a wire frame in project: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_patterns_tutorials/Crystal-Waterfall-Pendant_345.html
Using your flush cutters, cut a 30" of 28 gauge wire and wrap around the left frame edge. 1/4 " down from the top and wrap six times leaving a 2" tail. Using the chain nose pliers, carefully squeeze the wraps together so they're tightly next to each other.
*Your wire may kink up while wrapping, use the nylon jaw pliers to smooth out your wire during this process.
Kristal Wick's Turquoise Tears - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, turquoise tears
Step 2
Trim the tail and string enough size 8/0 seed beads to fit across the frame (I used 11 in this sample). The number of beads per strand varies depending on your choices. Just be sure they fit snugly without too large a gap between the beads and the end of the frame. Place the wire across the top of the right frame edge and wrap wire around frame edge six times.
Kristal Wick's Turquoise Tears - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, turquoise tears
Step 3
Add crystals to the wire and wrap around the other frame edge six times (I used seven 4mm crystal beads in this sample).
Kristal Wick's Turquoise Tears - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, turquoise tears
Step 4
Add size 8/0 seed beads to fit across the frame (I used 13 in this sample). Wrap the wire around the frame edge 6 times.
Kristal Wick's Turquoise Tears - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, turquoise tears
Step 5
Add turquoise beads to fit across the frame (I used six in this sample). Wrap the wire around the frame edge 6 times.
Kristal Wick's Turquoise Tears - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, turquoise tears
Step 6
Add size 8/0 seed beads to fit across the frame (I used 11 in this sample). Wrap the wire around the frame edge six times. Using the chain nose pliers, carefully squeeze the wraps together so they're tightly next to each other and flat on the frame. Trim the excess wire. Add a necklace strand using a jump ring.
Kristal Wick's Turquoise Tears - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, turquoise tears