Aqua Toggle Pendant

measures approximately 16"

measures approximately 16"

Nobody does sparkle better than Swarovski and these Aquamarine beads live up to that reputation.  What easier way to mount them than inside six toggle clasps all wired together to form a polished silver ring.  The beauty of this cirque entices the eye to move around and around, finding new facets with each lap. Attach a plain bail and display it on your most prized necklace.  This project requires only three components; toggle clasps, beads and wire.

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Directions

step 1 - Starting from the back, wrap about a 12” length of wire once around the right side of a toggle ring coming back out on top. Red indicates the starting end of the wire.

step 1 - Starting from the back, wrap about a 12” length of wire once around the right side of a toggle ring coming back out on top. Red indicates the starting end of the wire.

step 2 - Add a second ring. Pass the wire across the top of ring 2, then to the back. Come up between the two rings with the wire across ring 2.

step 2 - Add a second ring. Pass the wire across the top of ring 2, then to the back. Come up between the two rings with the wire across ring 2.

step 3 - Slip a bead onto the wire.

step 3 - Slip a bead onto the wire.

step 4 - Wrap the wire around the right edge of ring 2 coming back out the top.  Add ring three.

step 4 - Wrap the wire around the right edge of ring 2 coming back out the top.  Add ring three.

step 5 - Wrap the wire around ring 3 just as you did with previous rings, wrapping once then adding a bead.

step 5 - Wrap the wire around ring 3 just as you did with previous rings, wrapping once then adding a bead.

step 6 - Continue wrapping and adding on beads until you have six joined rings. Add the last bead to ring 1. Wrap the wire around the ring once.

step 6 - Continue wrapping and adding on beads until you have six joined rings. Add the last bead to ring 1. Wrap the wire around the ring once.

step 7 - Bring the wire to the back of the work and through the small loop in ring 1. Connect the six small loops just as you did the large rings except you won’t be adding beads to them.

step 7 - Bring the wire to the back of the work and through the small loop in ring 1. Connect the six small loops just as you did the large rings except you won’t be adding beads to them.

step 8 - When you return to the small loop in ring 1 wrap the left side. Add a bead and move the wire through the opposite loop at the other end of the bead. End on the back side of the work. Bring the wire back through the bead and up to the starting end of the wire.

step 8 - When you return to the small loop in ring 1 wrap the left side. Add a bead and move the wire through the opposite loop at the other end of the bead. End on the back side of the work. Bring the wire back through the bead and up to the starting end of the wire.

step 9 - To finish, twist the two ends of wire together and trim.  Bend the ends with round nose pliers and flatten them, hiding them in the work on the back side of the pendant.  Attach a bail.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  jewelry pliers

At Fire Mountain Gems

  •  6 toggle clasps 10mm
  •  7 Swarovski Aquamarine round beads 6mm
  •  26 gauge wire

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