This free wire pendant tutorial is not as detailed as the ones available from my store, but will be fun for all skill levels! Please keep in mind that these measures are not 'exact'... I shared this project live and on the fly... please eyeball your own piece and read ahead! ... Enjoy!
Start with three, 20 gauge, round dead soft wires (frame wires).
A 1 inch focal bead, top drilled.
Lots of 30 g weaving wire.
Some 28 g weaving wire.
:)) Most of my work starts with 13 inches of frame wire... you'll have some trim of about 4 inches, but it will make it easier for threading through the bale and will leave room for your own creative design.
1. Weave approximately 1.5 inches of 2 / 2 coils. Create a nice curve, then bend a bare frame wire down and thread your focal bead. Secure the threaded wire with a couple of wraps, then weave another 1/4 or so 2/2 coils.
2. Switch weave pattern to 2 frame wires, 5 single coils, 4 double coils...
Do the 5 / 4 wraps until you can reach around the bead... approx 1.5 inches
NOTE: I show weave beyond this bend, but at the end of this project, I actually removed the weave so don't feel you have to do it... read ahead. :))
Use round nose, take hold at the bale and bend the coiled wire down, follow the 5/4 weaved wire.
Trim the top wires to liking... then make your lovely spiral designs.
AH HA! I changed my mind here because I weaved more than I instructed to do, so I removed some weave... decided to end it in a simple double spiral at the bottom. Yes... you CAN remove weave to adjust design... enjoy!
This is your gorgeous pendant! Add chain, rope or lovely ribbon and enjoy!
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