I've been making wire-wrapped pendants for about two years now, after I learned about it from my friends. We originally started with river rocks and plain hardware-store wire, but I progressed to sea glass and occasionally tumbled stones and I use craft wire, of course. I originally meant to make this for the first Jewelry Contest, but I never got around to it.
This is a guide of how to make your own pendants, fairly easily. It may take some practice, but it's really fun if you get good at it and it only takes a few minutes.
The only things you'll need will be wire, a few pliers, and something to wrap. Enjoy!
Step 1: Materials
I prefer to use sea glass, and my customers like it too, but you can really use anything you want to wear, so be creative.
As for wire, I use 18 gauge craft wire from BeadSmith that I just order off Amazon, Silver, Brass, and Copper. However, I highly recommend you buy a small roll of plain wire at your local hardware store to practice with before you get the actual wire, although it's not that expensive.
When I first started, the only tools I had were those red-handled wire cutters shown here, and a matching pair of needle-nose pliers. I quickly discovered these other, wondrous tools known as flat-nose pliers, nylon-jaw pliers, and round-nose pliers. If you are not familiar, the nylon ones with the black handles is for straightening out used and bent wire; it's very useful, and I will demonstrate the other two.
The string I use is 1.5mm black waxed cotton, from Shipwreck Beads, but you can find it on Amazon and other places.