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Cactus & Peridot Necklace

Cactus & Peridot Necklace

This is such a simple necklace project made with a simple wire wrapping technique - it would make a perfect gift for a plant lover!

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Simply cut a length of wire about 5cm long. Form a loop one end using the round nose pliers, leaving a short length one side of the loop. Before you begin to wrap the wire, slide on the peridot bead. Take the shorter length of wire and wrap it around the longer length to create a tight neat coil, 2 or 3 twists should be enough. You can use your snipe nose pliers to hold the loop whilst wrapping.

You can see the full technique used in step by step photographs here.

2. Use side cutters to cut off any excess wire as close to the coil as possible then use the snipe nose pliers to make sure it's tucked in and there are no sharp points.

3. Form another loop and attach the charm before wire wrapping to secure. Again, neatly cut off any excess wire and tuck in any sharp points.

6. Use snipe nose pliers to twist open a jump ring and attach the loop of your component and chain before twisting closed. If your loop is big enough, you can also ditch the jump ring and attach the chain directly through the loop instead!

Your necklace is complete!

Watch How To Make This Cactus Necklace In This Video (1 Minute In)

RECOMMENDED TOOLS FOR THIS PROJECT

Side cutters

Snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers

Round nose pliers

You may like to get our pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!

CUSTOMISE YOUR KIT

Make the design your own by using other gemstone beads and charms.

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JEWELLERY MAKING BOOKS

The New Encyclopedia Of Jewellery Making Techniques - Jinks McGrath

The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques By Sarah Withers


The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.

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Total price for all items: £21.94

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