Sunday, January 13, 2013

Simple Wire Wrapped Pendant



 Hey Everyone,

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 and have a great week, don't forget to follow us on Facebook,
 


 xxx
 
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46 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! Lovely Natalie

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  2. This is so great! I am a new follower from the Sunday Showcase Party.
    Mikaila from A Little Bit of Craft

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  3. What a beautiful pendant. It looks perfect for spring. :)

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  4. Love the look of this! I will definitely have to make some.

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    1. Amanda they are so so easy. Good luck and have fun

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  5. That is really pretty! I love the colours!

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  6. This is so nice! Makes me want to get my beads back out and start making jewelery again! Thanks for sharing this lovely creation! =)

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    1. You really should get those beads out, you can whip these up in no time at all!

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  7. It's absolutely gorgeous! You know I love that turquoise color.

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    1. Sherry, I love that one too and I decided to keep it for myself lol xxx

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  8. ACK! I love those. LOVE them. I can't say that enough....love them, love them, love them! I'm pinning and hopefully getting to these very soon (of course, that's what I think with all my pins...)

    hazelandcompany.blogspot.com

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    1. Erin, thank you so so much and for the pin, yay. Seriously these are so easy to make you wont believe it xx Nat

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  9. you are my last visit from nifty thrifty tuesday.... and i'm so glad i decided to click on one more post.....i'm definitely a jewelry beginner and will be trying this out with my daughter. thanks for the detailed post. awesome!!

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    1. Thanks B - I'm glad you stopped in too. I hope you have fun making these xx Nat

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  10.  Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.  Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out.
    http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-1.html

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  11. So elegant!!! Love these pendants! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  12. That pendant looks beautiful!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love this! thanks for the tips :)

    Lindsey @ http://the-dailyme.blogspot.com

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  14. très très jolie j' adore c' est vraiment sympa et merci pour le tuto c' est assez facile a réaliser biz

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    1. Merci Dane, c'était un projet très facile, je suis content que vous l'aimez xx

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  15. So cute! I will have to try and make earrings with this technique, very beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

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  16. Hi, Natalie

    I love these pendants and you make it look so easy. I found your lovely blog on Whims Wed link party. I enjoyed looking around your lovely blog. I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com.

    Have a great day,
    Vanessa

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  17. This is absolutlely beautiful. I'm going to make these when I get home. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Melanie @ Keep It Simple and Fun

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  18. Hi Natalie, I'm visiting over from Wildly Original. Your thumbnail caught my eye because it's such a pretty necklace. I really love it. I've never made any jewelry, but you make it look so easy, I'm almost tempted to try it! Beautiful job. So glad you posted!

    Debbie

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    1. Thank you Debbie - it is so easy, I hope you do give it a try

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  19. Cute! I want to make one now...pinning this tutorial.

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  20. I love these! I featured it on my blog today: http://digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/01/shout-out-sunday-3.html

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  21. Oooh. Very cool. These are going to be popular. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
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  22. I LOVE the cluster! It would be a beautiful take on the 'mother's' ring or necklace. Useing beads the color of children's birthstones.
    Thank you for such a lovely tutorial. Pinning for reference.

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  23. What a great tutorial!!!! I can't wait to try it out.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! :)

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    1. Thanks Christine - I really hope you give it a try xx

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  24. Hi,
    Great tutorial. You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  25. I wish I was more confident with jewelry making...maybe I'll have to take it up this year as a resolution. Your pendant necklaces are gorgeous!

    We're featuring you this week @ Keep Calm & Link Up! Come by, grab a button, and link up your latest and greatest this weekend when you get a chance.

    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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