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Handmade chain links
This project is partly based on an idea by Sharilyn Miller, author of Bead on wire.

I have also found that I can use a pen, lip stick or a manderel as well. You don't really need to use an 18 guage like she mentioned.

Posted by Dee S. from London, United Kingdom • Published See Dee S.'s 41 projects »
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  • How to make a wire necklace. Entirely Handmade Wire Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Intro and materials needed

  • How to make a wire necklace. Entirely Handmade Wire Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a piece of wire, about 5cm. Form a loop using a round nose pliers.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Entirely Handmade Wire Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Form a second loop using the middle part of your round pliers.

    My version:(sorry I forgot to take a picture)wrap the other side of the wire on a pen, manderel or any other object. I use both versions depending on my mood, LOL.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Entirely Handmade Wire Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    The second loop will be larger than the first.

    Hammer on a steel block or Beadsmith whacker.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Entirely Handmade Wire Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take the large loop, place in the middle of the pliers.
    Twist the small loop with your fingers or flat nose pliers. I prefer the form, using my left fingers.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Entirely Handmade Wire Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is how the links will turn out. I usually make loads of these and store away for future projects

  • How to make a wire necklace. Entirely Handmade Wire Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Link to basic or wire wrapped beads. You can use this technique for the top part of a necklace or long as the one pictured. Also for the first part of a clasp. The possibilites are endless.

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Dragoness
Dragoness · 28 projects
wow, impressive!
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