Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. A sweet little pendant for beginner wire weavers using minimal materials and basic tools.

Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant

by Elizabeth Schultz
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
A sweet little pendant for beginner wire weavers using minimal materials and basic tools.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 18.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $15.09
  • Gold Club Price: $11.32
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.25
  • Gold Club Price: $1.69
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Matte Onyx 10mm Round Cabochon - Pack of 2
E8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.67
  • Gold Club Price: $3.50
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12mm Gemstone Round Cabochon Assortment - Pack of 100
E1-356
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $30.97
  • Gold Club Price: $23.23
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Tools

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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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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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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6 Inch Steel Ruler Set of 2
G7-13
  • G7-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.95
  • Gold Club Price: $2.96
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Instructions
Step 1
Materials: (x3) 6" segments of 20 gauge wire, 28 gauge weaving wire and on 10mm-14mm round cabochon. Tools: Chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters and a ruler.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 2
Grab one of the segments of 20 gauge wire and wrap your 28 gauge weaving wire around the center of the wire 3 times.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 3
Next, place another 20 gauge segment of wire on top and wrap the weaving wire around both wires 1 time and bring the wire in between both wires to start the next weave.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 4
Place another wire on top of the middle wire and wrap the weaving wire around both wires and bring it in between the top and middle wires.
Then wrap the weaving wire around ONLY the top 20 gauge wire.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 5
Next, wrap the weaving wire around ONLY the bottom wire 1 time. Then wrap the weaving wire around both the bottom and middle wire one time.

Bring the wire in between the bottom 2 wires and then wrap the weaving wire round the top two wires 1 time.

Finally, wrap the wire around the top wire 1 time.This is called the Modified Soumak Weave.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 6
Repeat Step 5 three more times.

Once you've completed the weave, secure the weaving wire by wrapping it around the bottom wire 3 times and cutting off the excess. Then gently compress the weave together with your chain nose pliers.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 7
Next, wrap your weaving wire around the middle base wire on either side until the single coil reaches about 3/4". Once you've coiled the wire, cut off the excess with your flush cutters and tuck in any burs.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 8
Then lay your stone on a solid surface and begin "molding" the wire frame around the stone.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 9
Once you've situated the frame, bend the wires straight up from where the coiled base wires end. Then wrap your weaving wire around one of the back base wires 3 times.

Next, wrap the weaving wire around ALL the base wires 3 times.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 10
Wrap the weaving wire around the front, left base wire one time. Then bring the wire behind the front, right base wire and then wrap the wire around the right base wire.

Finally bring the wire around both base wires.

Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 11
Continue Step 10 until the weave measures about 3/4" to 1" long.

Finish the weave by wrapping the weaving wire around the base wire 3 times and cut off the excess. This will become the bail for the pendant.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 12
Next, separate the remaining base wires. One on the left side and three on the right side.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 13
Begin bending the woven wire back and then through the frame of the pendant.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 14
Then, send one base wire each direction around the frame.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 15
Cut off the excess off the bail wires and tuck them in with your chain nose pliers.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 16
This is how the pendant should look so far.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 17
Next, create prong on the front side of the frame by gently bending the wires inward with your chain nose pliers.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 18
Place the stone in the frame. Then, create prongs on the back of the pendant to secure the stone in place.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 19
Grab the bottom, right base wire and begin to loop over top the bail. Then direct the wire around the frame of the stone.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 20
Cut off the excess wire and tuck the wire behind the looped wire on the front of the pendant.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 21
Create a single coil on the middle base wire on the right. You can start with about an 1" worth of coil and add more as needed.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 22
Follow the previous loop with the coiled wire and around the frame like the previous steps.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 23
Cut off the excess and tuck in the wire with your chain nose pliers.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 24
Repeat the previous steps with the front, top wire.
Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant
Step 25
Then, create a loop with the final base wire similar to the previous loops. And your piece is finished!

Elizabeth Schultz's Woven Wire Cabochon Pendant - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire cabochon pendant