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Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial
This beautiful, rustic copper cross can be made in less than 2 hours. It may be left bare, with no patina or antiqued as shown, It is simple and elegant and looks great on anyone. The trickiest part is making sure it is aligned perfectly with all the angles at 90 degrees so that it does not look sloppy. Make sure to cut all the wire ends on the back of the pendant and file them smooth.

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 cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Straighten and cut a 6″ piece of the frame wire

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold wire in half using round nose pliers

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make a round or oval loop at the halfway point

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a 90% bend 5/8″ from the top on each side

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using your marker, draw a line at 5/8″ on each wire. Bend the wires with the tips your round nose pliers

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bend the wires again at the mid point as shown with your chain nose pliers

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use the round nose pliers to form a little loop at each “arm” of the cross

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bend your wire with the chain or square nose pliers again as shown

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    With your chasing hammer, flatten the loop at the top and the loops are each end of the arms. Lightly hammer the rest of the cross

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Straighten the whole pendant and hammer the ends into a paddle

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Using a 2″ to 4″ piece of half round wire, begin to wrap the ends as shown.

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    Place the center of the half round wire behind the cross, flat side facing you

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Crisscross the wrap wires in front as shown and around to the back

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Bring the wires to the back and crisscross again

  • How to make a cross. Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    Back of the cross pendant

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Laura N.
Laura N. · Dunlap, Tennessee, US
great project. I love it & will definitely attempt to make. Thanks for sharing!
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Dimitry V.
Dimitry V.
I just love this project. I am very religious person and I will definitely make myself one!
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Aron B.
Aron B.
Amazing. Do you reckon it's not gonna get green or anything since it's just a wire? Would you secure it with some sort of polish or something?
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Larissa B.
Larissa B. · Portland, Oregon, US
Beautiful. It looks rather Viking.
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