Christmas Berry Silver Necklace

Christmas Berry Silver Necklace

Make this beautiful Christmas berry silver necklace using our jewellery making kit. This project would also make a lovely gift either given as it is or already made up by you presented in a lovely jewellery gift box.


1. Start by wire wrapping the beads. Use side cutters to cut your 0.3mm sterling silver wire to length - we recommend a length of wire approx 10cm.

2. Slip the beads onto the wire. Ensure one side of the wire is longer than the other - pinch both ends of wire together at the top of the beads to form a triangle shape, making sure the beads are central.

3. Hold both sides of the wire with round nose pliers and bend the longer length to a right angle. At this point, work half way up the plier nose to ensure you allow yourself enough room for a good wrap. If necessary, trim any access wire on the short side with side cutters.

4. Use round nose pliers to form a loop with the longer side of the wire by bending it to a right angle and wrapping it around the tip of the pliers. Hold the loop flat between the tips of snipe nose pliers and take the long end of wire and use your fingers to tightly wrap it around the stem of the wires - begin at the base and work downwards.

5. Use snipe nose pliers to gently squeeze the coil together and continue to wrap upwards until you reach the top of the bead. Once you're happy with the wrap, use side cutters to trim excess wire and squeeze the end into the coil for a neat finish.

Click here for step by step instructions with photos of how to wire wrap a briolette.

6. Using snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers, twist open a jump ring - attach the loop of the charm and the beads' loop. Hang onto the chain and close the jump ring.

Your design is now complete! How easy was that?

Check out our other exciting Christmas jewellery making projects: why not pair it with matching Christmas berry earrings.


Side cutters

Round nose pliers

Snipe nose pliers or flat 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!


Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies

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How to wire wrap a briolette bead

Read our wire wrapping advice pages with tutorials


The Basics of Bead Stringing by Debbie Kanan

Beading Design by Kim Glover

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