Tuesday, 26 June 2012

DIY: Wrapped Gemstone/Seaglass/Seashell Pendants




Hi guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a while; it's been one busy end- of- term rush for me, I tell you! But the holidays are within reach, and with them will come some sweet new DIY's- promise!


Anyhow, here are some wrapped pendants I made a few days ago. I had some fine copper wire left over from playing with soldering irons, so I decided to use it up by making myself some indie bling! It's surprisingly easy- kind of like wrapping ribbon around a gift, really. Instructions after the jump, kids!



Supplies:

+ Fine copper wire (mine was less than a millimetre wide)
+ Precious stones/ seaglass/ seashells, etc.
+ Some super glue or PolyCement
+Pliers



Rightio, so firstly I positioned the wire underneath my stone..







...Then flipped it over and bent the ends upwards, like so:







Then, I crossed the ends over:






And twisted both ends clockwise 90 degrees, so the wire formed a cross:







Then, I turned my gemstone over...







Folded one end up to meet the other one...







...Then using my pliers, twisted the two ends together, making a loop and trimming off the excess wire so I could hand my pendant off a necklace, like this:


























Feel a little like your stone's in danger of slipping out of your wire harness? Never fear, PolyCement is here! A small dob on the cross on the back of your pendant should do the trick.






Tada! All finished! How simple, hey? Of course, you don't always need to use this method to wrap
your precious objects. Get creative- check out how I wrapped this seashell and piece of seaglass!





9 comments:

  1. what a simple, yet brilliant idea! thanks :)

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    1. Shy- no worries! I'm glad you liked it. :) x

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  2. I think the seashell pendant is my favourite!

    -Sarah
    http://laceandlavenderhints.blogspot.ca/

    ps.If you follow leave a comment, I always follow back.

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    1. Sarah- yeah, my personal favourite is the seashell too! And I checked out your blog- I love it! Keep doing what you do best. :)

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  3. How did you wrap the seashell? Is it all the work of PolyCement? :)

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    1. Rinnie, how I did it was I tucked one end of the wire into the open part of the seashell, then followed the shell's natural spiral, wrapping it as tight as I could. I then secured it with the PolyCement. Hope I helped! :)

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