Wednesday 13 February 2013

Simple Wire Wrapped Pendant

 Hey Everyone,

I shared this post at Inspiration Cafe last month...

Another necklace I hear you ask? I know, I know, I'm more of a bracelet person myself, but for some reason I'm rocking the necklaces lately.
And this one is just so easy, its a great beginner's project and can be whipped up super quick as an accessory to match your new outfit or
as a last minute gift for a special occasion.

 What you need for 1 pendant:

A bead (tear drop is preferable but not necessary), 1 headpin, a length of 20 gauge jewelry wire, a jump ring, pliers and a chain

How to:

1. Thread the bead onto the headpin.
2. Bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle
3. Using round nosed jewelry pliers bend the headpin back around to form a loop. (note - you don't need round nose pliers, if all you have are the standard pliers - those work just fine too)
4. Cut off excess wire

5. Attach the jewelry wire onto the loop and secure (ignore the jump ring in this pic)

6 - 8. Wrap... it does not need to be neat - in fact its supposed to be random and fun. Tuck in the end of the wire and add the jump ring

9. Cute pendant! Now add the chain!

 I loved this one so much I made a whole bunch of them!!!

I attached 3 to a larger jump ring to make a small cluster pendant of sorts.

These little pendants are simple and striking enough to be worn on their own. 

I love this turquoise one - love it!!!

Once you start making these, you wont be able to stop. 
Be warned - they are addictive!  

If you have more beads of the same colour, this technique would look stunning if you were to make earrings! 

I really hope I've inspired you all today.... 

Take care everyone,


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  1. Oh Natalie - these are just gorgeous - you make it look so easy!
    Definitely pinning this!

    1. Suzan it is easy - I wish you would give it a try xxx

  2. That triple cluster is so pretty! One of these days...I'm telling ya I am going to get me bead on.

  3. I love these Nat! I've done a ton and some are super tiny I did for earrings. I love the look!!

  4. I love these pendants, Nat! Simple and pretty.

  5. You weren't kidding about these being addictive. I planned on making one (or three) and I now have 10. I only stopped because I ran out of head pins. I hope you don't mind if I post them on my blog, with a link back to you of course.

    1. Oh yay - so glad you made some (um 10) - they are so easy and fun!!! I cant wait to see them on your blog yay.


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