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Moss Aquamarine Briolette Necklace

Moss Aquamarine Briolette Necklace

This necklace design is perfect if you want to make a special handmade gift with moss aquamarine. We've used a wire wrapped aquamarine briolette to create a pretty design that really stands out.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Start by wire wrapping the briolette bead. Use side cutters to cut your wire to length - we recommend a length of wire approx 15-20cm for wire wrapping briolettes.

Slip the briolette onto the wire around 3-4cm down. Ensure one side of the wire is longer than the other - pinch both ends of wire together at the top of the briolette to form a triangle shape, making sure the briolette is central.

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.

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.

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.

Next, simply thread the loop of the wire wrapped briolette around the split ring (as you would on a key ring) until it is fully attached to the split ring.

Open the necklace and thread through the split ring.

Your design is complete!

Why not view our selection of presentation boxes to complete the look and make a beautiful gift?

RECOMMENDED TOOLS FOR THIS PROJECT

Side cutters

Snipe nose pliers

Round nose pliers

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HELPFUL PAGES

How to wire wrap a briolette bead

Read our wire wrapping advice pages with tutorials

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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