Try this simple but effective technique of looping and crimping plastic coated wire to create a statement piece of jewellery. This necklace is perfect to add your own style by using different colour combinations, or maybe go bold with even larger loops. Perfect to coordinate with any outfit.
Using cutters, cut one 1m length and one 2m length of plastic coated wire.
Take your 2m length of wire, measure 11cm from the end, add a crimp. With flat nose pliers, squeeze the crimp. Thread on a bead approximately 8mm, followed by crimp (donâ€™t squeeze this one yet).
Thread the 2m length back through the crimp to create a loop. Your first loop should measure approximately 2cm in diameter. Hold your flat nose pliers parallel to the table, and squeeze the crimp, so that the crimp lies at the same angle as the loop.
Thread on another bead that is slightly larger than the previous bead. Thread on a crimp, thread the plastic coated wire back through, making a loop that is slightly larger than the first one. Squeeze the crimp in the same way. Add a crimp cover to join two loops together.
Add beads making the loops larger, largest bead at the centre. Reduce the loops until the end loop is the same size as the first. You need 13 loops, the largest loop measuring 5cm in diameter. Add one 8mm bead, followed by a crimp and squeeze.
Take your 1m length, add a crimp, then a bead approximately 6mm and another crimp (donâ€™t squeeze them yet). Weave the 1m wire underneath the right-hand side of the first loop, and over the left-hand side, thread on a crimp, a slightly larger bead followed by another crimp.
Continue adding your beads with crimps either side, weaving them through the loops until you have added enough beads so that each loop has a bead, making sure you have your largest bead in the middle section.
Place the necklace on the table. Starting with the middle bead, with flat nose pliers squeeze the crimps either side, making sure that the bead is sitting in the centre of the largest loop. Work out from the centre loop making sure that the beads are central, squeeze the crimps.
Measure 10cm along looped wire from the first crimp, cut. On the straight wire, measure 12cm from the first crimp, cut. Repeat for other side.
Take one end of your necklace, thread a crimp onto both pieces of wire, leave 1cm of the longer length and squeeze the crimp.
With the longer length, thread on a crimp, then the bolt ring, thread it back through the crimp and squeeze with pliers. Repeat this to add your bolt ring tag.
To give your necklace a more professional finish, cover the crimps at the end of your necklace with crimp covers.
This is what your finished necklace should look like.