Wire Wrapped Key Pendant
Metal components and crystals come together in a glamorous way for this completely unique key shaped pendant. If you've been intimidated by ornate wire wraps, have no fear. Simple wrapping is used throughout this project. Gather your jewelry pliers and cutters and any leftover beads and spacers you might have in your stash. This pretty pendant requires little else than 18 gauge and 24 gauge round silver wire.
Cut 18 Gauge Wire
The Key - Cut one wire 7" long for the key. Mark at 2" and 5". Create 90-degree angles at the marks. Bend the wire between the angles over a round object, bringing the angles together. Flatten the circle slightly into an oval.
#1, #2, & #3 - Cut 3 wires to measure 1.50". Bend them into circles and use round nose pliers to curl the ends.
#4- Cut one wire to measure 1" and bend into a circle. Curl the ends.
#5- Cut one wire to measure 1.50". Mark at .50" from each end and bend into 90-degree angles. Curl the ends with round nose pliers.
At Michaels Store
- 24 gauge round wire
- 18 gauge round wire
- 6mm decorative round bead
- 6mm flat spacer bead
- jewelry cutters and pliers
- round objects for shaping wire
- 6mm Swarovski bicone crystal - dark teal
- jewelry pliers