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