Wire Wrapped Double Ring Necklace

pendant measures 1.50"

pendant measures 1.50"

If you haven’t wire wrapped before, I can see how the pendant in this project may look difficult to create. It isn’t. What you should know is I did not deliberately position the green beads in their interesting pattern. The angling of the beads is created automatically due to the circular slant of the wraps and the fact that the wraps prevent one bead from sitting parallel with the next.  The wraps and the two joined rings are the perfect backdrop for the shimmering, frosted glass focal bead.

 

Directions

step 1 - Wrap tape right of center around the two rings to hold them together while you work.

step 1 - Wrap tape right of center around the two rings to hold them together while you work.

step 2 - Leave a two-inch tail on a 15” length of wire.  Wrap around both rings eleven times.  Wrap loosely so the rings are not forced to meet except at top center.  On the 12th wrap add a green bead to the wire.

step 2 - Leave a two-inch tail on a 15” length of wire.  Wrap around both rings eleven times.  Wrap loosely so the rings are not forced to meet except at top center.  On the 12th wrap add a green bead to the wire.

step 3 - Move the wire across the front and continue adding beads to each wrap.

step 3 - Move the wire across the front and continue adding beads to each wrap.

step 4 - Create 9 beaded wraps followed by two plain wire wraps.  Bring the excess wire to the back of the work.  Trim and tuck the end invisibly into the backside wrap. 

step 4 - Create 9 beaded wraps followed by two plain wire wraps.  Bring the excess wire to the back of the work.  Trim and tuck the end invisibly into the backside wrap. 

step 5 - Remove the painters tape.  Cut another 15” piece of wire and wrap the right side following steps 2 - 4. 

step 5 - Remove the painters tape.  Cut another 15” piece of wire and wrap the right side following steps 2 - 4. 

step 6 - Slip a green bead, a frosted bead and another green bead onto a ball headpin wire.

step 6 - Slip a green bead, a frosted bead and another green bead onto a ball headpin wire.

step 7 - Create a wrapped loop in the wire.

step 7 - Create a wrapped loop in the wire.

step 8 - Attach two chain links to the loop.

step 8 - Attach two chain links to the loop.

step 9 - Turn the pendant upside down.

step 9 - Turn the pendant upside down.

step 10 - Open the top chain link and attach it to the large ring.

step 10 - Open the top chain link and attach it to the large ring.

step 11 - Attach two chain links to the ring flanking the first.

step 11 - Attach two chain links to the ring flanking the first.

step 12 - Connect the two links with one more single link.

step 12 - Connect the two links with one more single link.

step 13 -Connect two pieces of chain to the single link to fit the size of your desired necklace.

step 13 -Connect two pieces of chain to the single link to fit the size of your desired necklace.

step 14 - Add a lobster clasp to the end of one chain.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  jewelry pliers and cutters
  •  2” ball head pin wires
  •  chain with 5mm links -18” or more
  •  11/0 green seed beads - 20

Michaels Store

  •  .50” round flat frosted glass bead
  •  1.50” ring & 1” ring
  •  lobster clasp

Miscellaneous

  •  tape

 


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