Introduction: Handmade Wire Crystal Necklace
This handcrafted wire jewelry necklace is an entirely handmade piece. By using some common wires and beads, you can make a variety of unique necklace pendants with basic wire wrapping techniques.
Step 1: You'll Need:
Jewelry Wire: 1.5mm Aluminum Wire ; 0.5mm Brass Wire
10mm Faceted-round Glass Beads
6mm Abacus Glass Beads
Snowflake Spacer Beads
Side Cutting Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Step 2: Preparations for the Necessary Components
1. Make the dangles for the pendant. String the proper beads and spacer onto the headpins. Create a loop on the end of the headpins and wrap the leftover wire around itself.
You will need 5 pieces:
Dangle 1 (x2): 1 Headpin, 1 6mm Bead and 1 Snowflake Spacer Bead
Dangle 2 (x2): 1 Headpin, 1 6mm Bead, and 1 10mm Bead
Dangle 3: 1 Headpin, 2 6mm Bead,1 10mm Bead and 2 Snowflake Spacer Bead
2. Make the beaded connectors for the chain. Take the 0.5mm brass wire and string the following beads: 1 x 6mm Bead, 1 x Snowflake Spacer Bead, 1 x 10mm Bead, 1 x Snowflake Spacer Bead, 1x 6mm Bead. Next, make the wire wrapped loops on both ends. The amount of connectors needed depends on your desired length of chain.
3. Wrap several S-spiral components. Cut 10cm long of aluminum wire and curve two ends inwards in opposite direction.
Step 5: Make the Unique Necklace Pendants
Take another segment of aluminum wire, about 20cm long. Curve one end inwards several times. Thread on the beaded danglers and Tibetan bead alternatively. Finally, make a spiral at the other end of the wire.
Step 6: Assemble Your Necklace Chain
Assemble the beaded connectors and S-spiral components alternatively using jumprings.