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
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!
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