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Green wire necklace
love the Celtic designs so i decided to make a necklace :P hope you enjoy :) sorry i don't have any pictures i never think "hay i'm going to make a tutorial" when i start something i think "hmm I've got an idea" and off i go lol

Posted by ChristineMarie from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States • Published See ChristineMarie's 94 projects »
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  • How to make a wire necklace. Wire Celtic/Elven Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    take a piece of paper and fold it in half. draw out HALF of your necklace. remember to use a sharpee or marker because you will need to be able to see it when you flip the paper over to trace the other side. open it up and there is your pattern

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wire Celtic/Elven Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    take your wire and start laying it over your pattern. secure it with masking tape along the way so that it doesn't move and you don't have to keep holding it. cut out each of your pieces leaving them still taped down.

  • Step 3

    after they are all cut and laying where they need to go take a hammer and hit them where they are overlapping so that you are pushing the top wires into the bottoms and it will lay flat. now you are ready to secure it all.

  • Step 4

    here is where your method will vary. you can either take wire and wrap it around the pieces where they join to secure them or solder or if you are like me i just used hot glue ON THE BACK(yes i know i may have to re glue it a few times but so far it has stayed together and i am horrible at wire wrapping and im not going to even attempt to solder :P. if you use hot glue make sure you have a tooth pick and work fast to make it flat. now it should be in one piece

  • Step 5

    OPTIONAL STEP:
    now that it is together you can:

    add beads with small wire:

    wrap wire over one side. add a bead. wrap wire over the other side. i did it top to bottom but it will vary with your design.

    Add a stone to the middle:

    For my stone i took a clear stone like you use in vases etc and painted it with silver sparkle nail polish. let it dry. painted it with green nail polish. let it dry and added another coat of green.

    or you could buy any stone you would like really

    take the stone and hot glue it onto the wire.if your wire isn't big enough or sturdy enough for your stone then you may have to take a piece of felt and glue it over the back of the wire and over the back of the stone.

    add whatever you want really have fun with it :D

  • Step 6

    take jump rings or in my case i used rings for making chainmail jewelry because they were kind of greenish and secure them on either side of your necklace. take a chain and fit it the length you want it. cut it in half and put one side on one ring and one on the other. put the clasps on and then wear your new jewelry out :D

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christinabeallschmidt
christinabeallschmidt · Stockton, California, US · 1 project
My name is Christina Marie, !! I'm Irish and love Celtic jewelry as well. Nicely done
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
So pretty! Happy
ChristineMarie
ChristineMarie · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 110 projects
thank you Happy
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Whimsy and Noir (Ghoulie Gaby)
Whimsy and Noir (Ghoulie Gaby) · Houston, Texas, US · 5 projects
beautiful! I always wanted to be a LOTR Elf! ;)
ChristineMarie
ChristineMarie · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 110 projects
thank you Happy
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Silene6
Silene6 · Pravia, Principado de Asturias, ES · 20 projects
that would be great! thank you! ^.^
ChristineMarie
ChristineMarie · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 110 projects
i added them to the picture part of steps one and two. it may take a bit to show up because i think they have to approve it but when they do its there Happy any more questions feel free to ask.
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Silene6
Silene6 · Pravia, Principado de Asturias, ES · 20 projects
love this! I'd love to make one, but I never find a pattern that I like that much and I don't think I'm able to draw one... anyway, I think I'll try ^.^
ChristineMarie
ChristineMarie · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 110 projects
lol i can upload my pattern if that would help. it might give you some ideas lol
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Charyawn221
Charyawn221
Well, I tried to follow. It says i am unable to. I will try again and if not... I will just book mark your page and check in sometime. Thanks again for some great ideas.
ChristineMarie
ChristineMarie · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 110 projects
it says you are following me on my side. glad you enjoy them Happy
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Charyawn221
Charyawn221
I love your necklace design. i will try to attempt to make my own this very weekend. If I succeed I will post it and let you see how and if I did well. Thank you and much kudos, Beautiful job! I am now a follower and fan of your work.
ChristineMarie
ChristineMarie · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 110 projects
awesome thanks. hope it works for you Happy
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