Peach Twist Pendant

necklace measures 18"

Just a little peach color is enough to make this twisted collection of beads pop.  Faceted midnight blue rondelle beads, gray pearls, plus silver and clear beads give strong contrast to the pale glimmering Swarovski peach bicones.  Wrapped on a silver wire, this eclectic grouping has enough sparkle to light up any outfit.  The pendant measures 1.50” long.

Directions

step 1 - Cut a length of 18 gauge wire to measure 6”.  Create a 90 degree angle in the end of the wire at .75”. 

step 1 - Cut a length of 18 gauge wire to measure 6”.  Create a 90 degree angle in the end of the wire at .75”. 

step 2 - Unwrap at least one yard of #26 gauge wire from the spool to work with.  Wrap it around the thicker wire six times, close to the angle.

step 2 - Unwrap at least one yard of #26 gauge wire from the spool to work with.  Wrap it around the thicker wire six times, close to the angle.

step 3 - A “set” is made up of one silver, blue, gray, and peach bead combined with clear seed beads twisted on wire.  To create a “set” add a clear seed bead followed by a 4mm silver bead to the #26 wire. 

step 3 - A “set” is made up of one silver, blue, gray, and peach bead combined with clear seed beads twisted on wire.  To create a “set” add a clear seed bead followed by a 4mm silver bead to the #26 wire. 

step 4 - Hold the silver bead .50" away from the seed bead and create a 45 degree angle in the 26 gauge wire.

step 4 - Hold the silver bead .50" away from the seed bead and create a 45 degree angle in the 26 gauge wire.

step 5 - Pull the silver bead into the bend, then twist the bead causing the wires between the silver and seed beat to wrap around each other.

step 5 - Pull the silver bead into the bend, then twist the bead causing the wires between the silver and seed beat to wrap around each other.

step 6 - Add another seed bead to the wire followed by a 4mm blue bead.

step 6 - Add another seed bead to the wire followed by a 4mm blue bead.

step 7 - Hold the blue bead .50" away from the seed bead and create a 45 degree angle in the 26 gauge wire. Pull the bead into the bend and twist.

step 7 - Hold the blue bead .50" away from the seed bead and create a 45 degree angle in the 26 gauge wire. Pull the bead into the bend and twist.

step 8 - To complete the set, ad the seed beads, silver bead and peach bead. After adding the peach bead, wrap the 26 gauge wire around the 18 gauge wire four times. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you have seven sets attached to the 18 gauge wire. Finish by wrapping the 26 gauge wire around the 18 gauge wire four times,then cut off the excess.

step 8 - To complete the set, ad the seed beads, silver bead and peach bead. After adding the peach bead, wrap the 26 gauge wire around the 18 gauge wire four times. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you have seven sets attached to the 18 gauge wire. Finish by wrapping the 26 gauge wire around the 18 gauge wire four times,then cut off the excess.

step 9 - Slide the beads to the right side of the #26 wire.  Wrap the #18 wire around a circular object to shape it. Slide five 6mm blue beads onto the left side of the wire.  Create a 90 degree angle in the wire then cut off excess leaving a three-quarter-inch tail.

step 9 - Slide the beads to the right side of the #26 wire.  Wrap the #18 wire around a circular object to shape it. Slide five 6mm blue beads onto the left side of the wire.  Create a 90 degree angle in the wire then cut off excess leaving a three-quarter-inch tail.

step 10 - Cut a small piece of 18 gauge wire and wrap it around the tails three times at the base of the 90 degree angles.  Cut off excess. 

step 10 - Cut a small piece of 18 gauge wire and wrap it around the tails three times at the base of the 90 degree angles.  Cut off excess. 

step 11 - Side View Use round nose pliers to shape the wire tails into a loop.  Bend and reposition all the beads where necessary to create an attractive shape for your pendant.

step 11 - Side View

Use round nose pliers to shape the wire tails into a loop.  Bend and reposition all the beads where necessary to create an attractive shape for your pendant.

 
 

Top Row - 6mm rondelle, 4mm rondelle, 4mm peach bicone

Bottom Row - 4mm gray pearl, 4mm silver pearl, 10/0 clear seed bead



Supplies

At Amazon

  • six 6MM and seven 4MM blue rondelle beads
  • seven 4MM gray pearls
  • seven 4MM silver beads
  • 14 clear seed beads 10/0 or 11/0
  • Artistic Wire 18 gauge
  • Artistic Wire 26 gauge
  • round nose pliers and wire cutters
  • seven Swarovski 4mm peach bicone beads

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