This is a lovely make that would be perfect for any of your friends or family that have a love for the sea and boats!
1. Begin by wire wrapping the briolette bead. Use side cutters to cut approximately 15-20cm of 0.3 wire. Slip the briolette onto the wire around 3-4cm down. Pinch both ends of the wire together at the top of the briolette to form a triangle shape. Use your round nose pliers to form a loop with the longer side of wire and start wrapping around the stem of the wire from the base of the loop towards the bead. Continue to wrap around the top of the bead to form a cap. When you are happy with the length of your wrap bring the wire up and around towards the loop.
Follow our step by step tutorial on how to wire wrap a briolette bead here.
2. Next you will need to join the loop of the wire wrapped briolette to the split ring along with the ships wheel charm. The split ring works like a keyring. Simply thread the loop of the briolette, the charm and the main necklace chain around until they are all connected to the split ring.
Your necklace is now complete! Place your handmade necklace in one of our gift boxes for that special touch.
Make the design your own by using your favourite supplies.
The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers
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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