Besides showing off this cute Spring inspired necklace, I’m going to show you how to make a decorative pendant finding…its really easy!
This was my first time ever, making one, and I think its pretty good for a beginner…
What you will need:
Jewelry wire (mine is 20 gauge) and pliers.
Don’t worry if you don’t have pair of round nose pliers, you can use ordinary ones just fine.
What to do:
Following the steps shown in the pictures below;
Cut a length of wire, bend in half carefully and begin to shape into an “M”. Play with your wire a bit until you are happy with your design – but make sure that each side it pretty much a mirror of the other.
When you have the design you like, cut each end to the same length. To make the coil, bend the wire around the pliers till you have a circle. Grab the circle with the pliers and carefully wind around the wire until there is a coil, try make it as tight as you can. Repeat for the other side.
Then the fun part…you are going to strengthen and flatten the finding using a hammer. Hammer until the wire is flat – it will be really durable now.
To make the rest of the necklace… I decided to make 3 dangles hanging from the finding.
Gather up some supplies…a selection of beads, headpins, charms…whatever you want on the necklace…
I made 3 chains, of different lengths, with beads and charms.
Attach the chains to a jump ring and loop onto the pendant finding.
Once the chain and beads are assembled, attach the necklace chain to each side of the finding and its ready to wear!
I made my necklace long, but of course any length with any combination of beads would look great with this technique..
Simple and easy right?
And a great necklace for Spring…
Till next month, don’t forget to pop over to NorthShore Days and say hi.