Erika Pal's Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant, Classic Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. For this wire wrapped pendant you can use<br />
a round cabochon between the size 20-25<br />
mm.
Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant
by Erika Pal
  • Category: Classic
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
For this wire wrapped pendant you can use
a round cabochon between the size 20-25
mm.
You can use larger stones as well, in this
case please cut longer base wire.
This stone is a 25mm big Labradorite.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.81
  • Gold Club Price: $0.61
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20 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.50
  • Gold Club Price: $0.37
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26 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-26H
  • Lesson Quantity: 22.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.02
  • Gold Club Price: $0.76
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28 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-28H
  • Lesson Quantity: 22.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.85
  • Gold Club Price: $0.64
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Tools

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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Round Nose Wire Plier
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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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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Instructions
Step 1
For the base wire you can use:1mm (18ga) or 0.8mm (20ga) wire. Cut a 30 cm (12 inches) long base wire. Position the center of the base wire below the stone, as shown with the arrow.
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Step 2
Bend both ends of the base wire around the stone, as shown on this picture. Make sure that the 2 ends of the base wire cross over each other at 1cm above the top of the stone.
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Step 3
At the point where these 2 wire ends cross over each other, hold one wire tight within the flat nose pliers, then bend it completely upwards as shown on the next picture.
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Step 4
This is the result we must get.
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Step 5
Now repeat exactly the same step with the other wire end as well.
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Step 6
For the weaving wire you can use: -0.4mm (26ga) or 0.3mm (28ga) wire. Cut a 30 cm (12 inches) long weaving wire. Position the initial end of the weaving wire behind both base wires, at the point where we recently bent them.
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Step 7
Wrap the weaving wire 3 times around both base wires, as tight as you can.
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Step 8
Continue to wrap the weaving wire around the base wires, until you arrive at the end of the weaving wire. Make sure that the wrapped part is extremely tight, otherwise compress the weave, pushing it downwards with your fingers.
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Step 9
Behind the base wires, cut off the extra end of the weaving wire, then pressure it with the flat nose pliers, until it is completely closed.
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Step 10
Flatten the woven part with the flat nose pliers.
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Step 11
Hold the center of the woven part tight within the round nose pliers, close to the center of the pliers, as shown on this picture.
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Step 12
Bend the upper wire ends completely backwards, then downwards. This bent woven base wires will make the bail of the pendant.
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Step 13
Switch to right side view of the pendant. At the point where the woven part ends, hold both wire ends tight within the flat nose pliers, then bend them slightly backwards, as shown on the next picture.
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Step 14
This is the result we must get (right side view).
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Step 15
Now push the wire ends close to the front side of the pendant, as shown with the arrow.
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Step 16
Switch to front view. This is the result we must get.
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Step 17
Bend both wire ends to the sides, making a little curved part with them, as shown on this picture. Make sure that the wires are positioned close to the center of the pendant, on both sides, as marked with the arrows.
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Step 18
On the right side of the pendant, at the point where the wire end meets with the wire structure, hold it very tight within the flat nose pliers...
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Step 19
...and bend it inwards, as shown on this picture.
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Step 20
Cut a 15 cm (6 inches) long weaving wire. Close to the point where we bent the wire end, wrap the weaving wire 3 times around the wire structure.
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Step 21
Now wrap the weaving wire 2 times around the bent wire and the wire structure, to connect them, as shown here from the right side view.
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Step 22
Cut another weaving wire with the same length, and repeat the same bending and weaving steps on the left side as well.
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Step 23
Make sure that the 2 wire ends cross over each other at 0.5 cm above the bottom of the wire structure.
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Step 24
At the point where these 2 wire ends cross over each other, hold them one by one with the flat nose pliers, then bend them completely downwards.
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Step 25
Cut a 10cm (4 inches) long weaving wire. Wrap it 5 times around these 2 wire ends.
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Step 26
Cut off the extra end of this weaving wire.
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Step 27
Position your stone inside of the wire structure.
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Step 28
Take both base wire ends, bend them completely upwards, bending them tightly over the stone.
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Step 29
Now bend the wires to the sides, making a slightly curved part with them over the stone, and positioning them above the woven parts on the sides.
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Step 30
On the right side, with the help of the round nose pliers, bend the wire end inwards, making a loop with them close to the woven part.
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Step 31
Wrap the weaving wire 3 times around the recently bent wire and the wire structure, to connect them.
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Step 32
Now wrap the weaving wire 3 times around the wire structure and cut off the extra weaving wire end.
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Step 33
Repeat exactly the same steps on the left side as well.
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Step 34
Make sure that both wire ends have the same length, otherwise cut off the extra end of the longer wire.
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Step 35
On the right side of the pendant, with the help of the round nose pliers, bend the wire end outwards, making a very little loop with it.
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Step 36
Pressure this little loop with the flat nose pliers, until it is completely closed.
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Step 37
Repeat exactly the same steps on the other side as well.
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Step 38
On the right side of the pendant, measure 0.5 cm above the woven part. At this point hold the base wire tight within the flat nose pliers, then bend it slightly inwards, as shown on the next picture.
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Step 39
Repeat the same step on the left side as well, so the stone is set tightly inside the wire structure.
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Step 40
Your beautiful wire wrapped pendant is ready.
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