Kristal Wick's Winter Red Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. I made this necklace on the short side to wear as a choker.
Winter Red Necklace
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making, Making Loops, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I made this necklace on the short side to wear as a choker. You could add a few jump rings to each end before you attach the clasp to make the length variable. I also used a fancy shaped crystal but any gemstone, pearl or glass bead will work well. This would make a great bracelet too.

Materials

Pink Mabe Pearl 9 to 10mm - Pack of 1
A8-910AP
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 5.00 each
  • Price: $10.47
  • Gold Club Price: $7.85
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6mm Siam 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-90B
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.10
  • Gold Club Price: $3.08
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20 Gauge Round Black Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-B20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.10
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Sterling Silver Oval Lobster Clasp (Gun Metal) 11 mm - Pack of 1
K3-139
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.30
  • Gold Club Price: $1.73
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.030) 20ga. 9mm - Pack of 10
K11-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 30.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 3.00 each
  • Price: $4.06
  • Gold Club Price: $3.05
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-I20-25FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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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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Wire Looping Wubbers
G2-1350
  • G2-1350
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $30.95
  • Gold Club Price: $23.21
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Bead Reamers - 2 Piece Set
G16-9
  • G16-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.97
  • Gold Club Price: $8.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Create the crystal links: Cut 8 pieces of 6" black wire and create spiral bead cage crystals. See link for instructions:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_patterns_tutorials/Spiral-Bead-Cage_303.html
Kristal Wick's Winter Red Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, winter red necklace
Step 2
Create the pearl links: Cut 7 pieces of 6" red wire and create wrapped loops on each side. Make one wrapped loop and slide on a decorative spacer, pearl and spacer onto the wire. Create another wrapped loop. See link for instructions on making a wrapped loop:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Perfect-Wrapped-Loop_13.html
Kristal Wick's Winter Red Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, winter red necklace
Step 3
I attached the links using two twisted wire jump rings. I like the texture of two rings together also they are made from a very thin gauge so I wanted double protection.

You can make your own twisted jump rings by first twisting 2 wires together:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Making-Quick-Work-of-Twisting-Wire-_188.html
You can also use regular commercial jump rings as well.
Here are great instructions for opening and closing jump rings the correct way:
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_videos/Making-Jump-Rings_17.html.
Kristal Wick's Winter Red Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, winter red necklace
Step 4
Attach all the bead links using two jump rings in the pattern shown.
Kristal Wick's Winter Red Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, winter red necklace
Step 5
Add a jump ring to each end of the necklace, adding a lobster clasp at one end.
Kristal Wick's Winter Red Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, winter red necklace