After I published my basic wire weaving tutorial I wanted to show how to use the techniques in a simple jewelry project. Well, it's taken a while, but here is a great beginner project that will make you look like an expert. This tutorial uses a basic wire weave and a sturdy bail design to create a beautiful, rustic gemstone donut pendant. The techniques you’ll learn in here can be the starting point for lots of variation and creativity. I hope you have fun with it.
This is my own design. Please be respectful and use it only for personal and gift-giving jewelry. Thank You!!
1 – 45-50mm gemstone pendant
1 – 10.5 inch piece of 18 gauge, dead soft, round wire
8-10 feet of 24 gauge, dead soft, round wire
Flat nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Bail making pliers or mandrel