Saturday, 23 February 2013

Wire Wrapped Pendants


I have a confession… I’m addicted to jewelry making. Since getting my office / craft room in order I have rediscovered my love of all things beaded.

It all started with these wire wrapped glass bead pendants. The instructions I used are from Nat at North Shore Days. She has a great tutorial that you should check out.

I made 3 for me…


And then another 5. Seriously, I couldn’t stop. The only reason I didn’t make more was that I ran out of head pins.


Because I couldn’t make more but, as stated above, couldn’t stop making jewelry, I decided to make some pendants with wire circled at the bottom.

I’m not good with jewelry tutorials but hopefully you get the idea.



First I wrapped 20-gauge wire around my round-nosed pliers. I then continued wrapping to form a swirl, flattening it with my flat pliers as necessary. Once I had enough wire I straightened the wire so it came off the circle at a 90 degree angle and strung on a few beads. I then cut the wire, made a loop at the top, and added a jump ring.

True to style, I shouldn’t stop at one so I made 3 with two beads each and another four with three beads that I haven't taken photos of. I told you. Addicted.


On a sort-of related note, I sold my first items on Etsy: 3 bird nest pendants. Woo hoo! It may have taken a while but better late than never. If you want to check out the other items I have available (including some of the pendants shown in this post) you can click on the tab for my Etsy page up top. Use the coupon code BlogDiscountFeb2013 to save 10%.

Because I love them so much, here's one last shot of my wire wrapped pendants. I wore the three of them together one day last week and got several compliments on them. By the way, check out the new haircut. I chopped it off after the wedding but went even shorter about a month ago and started straightening it again. It makes me happy.

9 comments:

  1. Wow they are awesome Allison! I love your hair too - really lovely!

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  2. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog! I look forward to reading more.

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  3. Those are really nice. I know what you mean about being addicted. I'm a jewelry addict too (-; I have a torch now so I can make my own head pins. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. So adorable! Love it, thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. Turned out cute! Congrats on the Etsy sales. I want to start a jewelry store too. I've got several tutorials up on my blog, but I feel I need to improve my photography first. Maybe I just like making excuses. ;)

    I'd love it if you come check out my site.

    Thanks!
    Bethany

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  6. Your pendents are gorgeous, I must try wire wrapping, I have never done it before!

    Alison
    x

    heavenlyhandmades.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again.

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  8. You have done such a great job! Nat is awesome to steal stuff from! :)

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  9. Yay - so glad you linked these up Al - I still love them xx Nat

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