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A little wirework makes a charming necklace!
A few simple elements, when added together, can create a lovely vignette. A bead, a button, one key and some easy wirework transforms a plain chain into a romantic charming necklace, perfect for any outfit!

Posted by marsha t. from Clinton, Maryland, United States • Published See marsha t.'s 11 projects »
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  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Assemble your supplies. For this project I'm using antiqued bronze elements, but you can use silver or gold if you wish.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Working from the spool, make a small loop with the 20 gauge wire.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wrap the 20 gauge wire around the Sharpie 3 times, leaving about a 1/2 wrap tail.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut the 24 gauge wire aprox. 3" long, and make a small bend on one end.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Slide the 24 gauge wire onto the 20 gauge wire and make 2 wraps on 1 side of the little loop.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make 2 wraps on the other side of the loop. Trim your excess 24 gauge wire, pressing it firmly so it won't snag anything.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    With your round nose pliers, make a spiral with your excess 20 gauge wire. This is your charm holder!

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make your bead unit with the headpin and spacer beads, finishing it with a wrapped loop. Add a large jump ring to your button.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach your charms to your charm holder with jump rings. I've added 2 jump rings to the button charm so it will lay flat.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Attach your toggle ring and bar to your chain with jump rings.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Attach your charm holder to your chain with a jumpring.

  • How to make a key pendant. Charmed Key Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Make sure all your jump rings are secure and your wires are smooth.

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Muhaiminah Faiz
Muhaiminah Faiz · Sylhet, Sylhet Division, BD · 305 projects
Love it! definitely making one ^_^
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