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Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial
This spiral pendant with a circle of beads is quite easy to make. It can be created in a variety of sizes and beads. You can use 14 or 16 gauge round, soft wire or square soft wire for the spiral and 20 or 22 gauge wire for the beads. You could even insert a bead in the center if you leave a big enough hole at the beginning of the spiral. A simple 16 or 14 gauge jump ring may be used as a bail or you can use any bail you like. It looks great on a cord, a chain, a ribbon, a collar or it can be part of a necklace element.

Posted by zoraida.bros from Patchogue, New York, United States • Published See zoraida.bros's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    With the round nose pliers and 12″ piece of 16 or 14ga wire, create a flat spiral. Keep each round tight and close to the one before until you get to the last round. This last round should come out just about 1/8″ in order to leave space for the beading wire. The spiral should be about 1 inch in diameter. Leave a tail of 1/2″ to 3/4″ for the loop on top of the spiral.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make a loop with the round nose pliers at the end of that tail

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the spiral on your steel block and gently hammer all around (skip this step if you’re using square wire). Make sure you hammer lightly all around the spiral. If you hammer too much on any side, the spiral may warp out of shape. If this happens, hammer all around some more and use your hands to flatten the spiral again. You can hammer the top loop as well but don’t close it completely yet.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Insert the 22ga piece of wire through the last loop on the spiral at the top where the loop meets the spiral

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wind the 22ga wire around the top section where the spiral and loop meet

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wind the 22ga wire around again to secure it leaving a short tail of about 1/2″ to hold onto

    Hold the spiral in your non dominant hand and add a bead to the 22ga wire.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bring the bead close to last loop on the spiral, insert the wire through the last loop on the spiral from back to front. Keep the wire snug against the spiral.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Loop the wire around the last round of the spiral again and bring the wire up to attach another bead

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Continue wrapping and adding beads in the same manner until you reach the top of the spiral next to the small loop and insert the wire through the top loop, go under and up again

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    The spiral with have a textured side from the hammering and a smooth side. Both sides are attractive and you can have either face out.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Bring the 22ga piece of wire toward the center of the top loop, cut it close to the bottom center. Cut any extra tail wires and if your top loop is still open, close it now.

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

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  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Tuck in the cut end of the 22ga wire with your chain nose pliers

  • How to make a wire wrapped pendant. Beaded Spiral Pendant Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Attach a jump ring or bail to the top loop. Add your chain, cord, collar, ribbon and you’re done!!!

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