We love this sparkly design, featuring our popular magenta chalcedony briolette bead - perfect for adding a pop of colour to your designs! This necklace features a wire wrapping technique and features our elegant teardrop charm, which creates a gorgeous frame for the briolette bead.
You can easily customise this project using your favourite gemstone beads, wire and charms, just get creative and have some fun!
Some products featured in the shopping list include more jump rings and wire than you need - you can use these for future projects.
1. Firstly wire wrap your chalcedony briolette bead. Using 15-20cm of sterling silver round wire, slip the briolette onto the wire around 3-4cm down. Pinch both ends of the wire together at the top of the bead to form a triangle shape. Use round nose pliers to bend the longer length to a right angle and if necessary, use side cutters to cut the short side of the wire. Use round nose pliers to form a loop with the longer side of wire by bending it to a right angle and wrapping it around the tip of the pliers.
2. Before wrapping the wire, slide the wire loop onto the loop of the teardrop charm.
3. Hold the loop flat using snipe nose pliers and begin wrapping the wire down towards the bead. Wrap it back up towards the loop, trim and tuck in with snipe nose pliers.
4. Use a pair of snipe or flat nose pliers to twist open a jump ring, then attach the loop of the teardrop charm and the necklet chain before twisting closed to secure.
Pair of snipe nose pliers & 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
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
Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.
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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