Natalie Patten's Woven Wire Pendant and Earrings Set, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. This tutorial will show you how to create a very elegant pendant, that can be repeated to make matching earrings.
Woven Wire Pendant and Earrings Set
by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
This tutorial will show you how to create a very elegant pendant, that can be repeated to make matching earrings.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 54.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $12.64
  • Gold Club Price: $9.48
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 90.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 10FT
  • Price: $3.61
  • Gold Club Price: $2.70
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Lapis 8mm Round Large Hole Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-662
  • Lesson Quantity: 30.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.00
  • Gold Club Price: $15.75
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Rose Gold Filled Round Bright Beads 3mm - Pack of 10 - Pack of 10
L9-13
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.32
  • Gold Club Price: $1.74
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.030) 20ga. (OD) 6mm (ID) 4.27mm - Pack of 10
K11-29
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.98
  • Gold Club Price: $2.24
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Sterling Silver Earwires 21mm w/ 1.5mm Bead - Pack of 2
K19-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.28
  • Gold Club Price: $1.71
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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 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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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.80
  • Gold Club Price: $10.35
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 3 lengths of 0.8mm/ 20-gauge wire at 6 inches each.
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Step 2
Start your weave one and a half inches in from the end of the 0.8mm/ 20-gauge base wire and wrap 0.3mm/ 28-gauge weaving wire around the base wire three times to secure.
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Step 3
Attach the second 0.8mm/ 20-gauge base wire above the first, by wrapping the weaving wire three times over the second base wire only.
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Step 4
Attach the third base wire above by wrapping the 0.3mm/ 28-gauge weaving wire three times around only the third base wire.
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Step 5
Bring the weaving wire over all three base wires and wrap three times around them all.
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Step 6
Bringing the weaving wire between the top and middle base wires and wrap the top base wire three times.
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Step 7
Bring the weaving wire between the bottom and middle base wires and wrap the middle wire three times (push your weave together with pliers to neaten and keep your weave tight).
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Step 8
Wrap around the bottom base wire three times.
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Step 9
Bring the weaving wire up over all three base wires and wrap three times.
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Step 10
Repeat this weaving pattern 7 times.
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Step 11
This weave repetition should create T like shaped weaves.
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Step 12
Remember to keep gently pushing your wraps together to create a neat finish.
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Step 13
Leave the end of the weaving wire attached.
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Step 14
Cut off the starting tail of weaving wire at the beginning of the weave.
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Step 15
Tuck in this end to the base wire with pliers to prevent any sharp edge of weaving wire sticking out.
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Step 16
Bend up the top base wire to a 90 degree angle (if you would like to make a pair of earrings that are mirror image of each other, then bend the top base wire on the left at the start of the weave for right earring or on the right hand side after the weave for the left earring).
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Step 17
Add the 8mm round bead to the wire that is bent upwards.
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Step 18
Bring the wire with the bead on towards the weaved wires and the remaining two wire ends without the weave upwards to curve around the bottom of the bead.
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Step 19
Start to curve the weaved wires around the bead.
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Step 20
Use your pliers to keep the weave flat while doing so to prevent it from turning inward.
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Step 21
Continue to do this until the weaved base wires surround the circumference of the bead.
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Step 22
Curve the remaining weaved wires in an upward direction.
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Step 23
Curve the wire that the bead is thread onto around the bead itself, so that it is in line with the other base wires.
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Step 24
Using bail step pliers or round nose pliers, shape the weaved wires you have placed upwards into a bail, by curving it back down in the direction of the back of the bead.
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Natalie Patten's Woven Wire Pendant and Earrings Set - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire pendant and earring set
Natalie Patten's Woven Wire Pendant and Earrings Set - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire pendant and earring set
Step 25
Using the tail of weaving wire, still attached, wrap this three times around the base wire with the bead on.
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Natalie Patten's Woven Wire Pendant and Earrings Set - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire pendant and earring set
Step 26
This weaving wire can now be cut off and tucked in to secure.
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Step 27
Bend these three base wires around the wires that form the bail.
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Step 28
Cut off these wires when they reach the opposite side of the bail, leaving enough to tuck them around the bail itself to secure.
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Step 29
Using your pliers press these wires firmly around the bail so that they hold tightly in place.
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Step 30
Spread out the base wires from the bail, middle going down towards the bottom, and the other two out to the sides.
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Step 31
Turn the pendant (or earring) so that it is front facing.
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Step 32
Curve the wire on the right of the pendant across the top of the bead towards the bail.
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Step 33
Curve the bottom wire towards the right side, so that it is positioned underneath the wire you have just curved upwards.
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Step 34
Curve the wire to the left, towards the bottom of the pendant, so that all of these wires create a curved triangle shape around the weave to frame the bead.
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Step 35
You can add a 3mm bead onto each of these wires (optional).
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Step 36
When you are happy with the position of the wires (and where these 3mm beads sit), bend them around the back of the pendant/earring.
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Natalie Patten's Woven Wire Pendant and Earrings Set - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire pendant and earring set
Step 37
Using wire cutters, cut off the wire that is positioned near the bail, leaving just enough length to tuck into the bail.
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Natalie Patten's Woven Wire Pendant and Earrings Set - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire pendant and earring set
Step 38
Use your pliers to firmly tuck and tighten this wire into the bail to secure in place.
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Step 39
Cut the base wire that is coming across from the side.
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Step 40
Loop this around the base wire that runs down the middle of the back of the bead and tighten with pliers so that it is held in place.
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Step 41
Cut the remaining wire and secure into the back of the pendant also, by anchoring it on to the central wire.
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Step 42
Ensure the wires are taught around the pendant/earring and are firmly attached.
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Natalie Patten's Woven Wire Pendant and Earrings Set - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, woven wire pendant and earring set
Step 43
Attach a jump ring to the bail of the earrings so that they are positioned forward when the earring hooks are added.
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Step 44
This is now ready to be worn as a pendant by attaching a chain or attach ear wires and wear as earrings.
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