Personalized Birthstone Necklace Project - Make Necklace with Copper Wire and Turquoise Beads
Summary: Our personalized birthstone necklace project is going to tutor you a simple way to make wire wrapped necklace with multi-shaped turquoise beads.
Synthetic Turquoise Beads, Size: about 18mm long, 8~10mm thick, hole:1mm, about 12strands/kg.(TURQ-H033-1)
Unit: 2000 g Weight: 2300(g)
US $17.93 / 2000 g
Brass Wire, Nickel Free, Golden, 0.5mm, 9.5m/roll(CW0.5mm007)
Unit: 10 Rolls Weight: 264(g)
US $6.10 / 10 Rolls
Faux Suede Cord, Black, Size: about 5mm wide, 1.5mm thick, 100yards/roll(LW-S011-1)
Unit: 1 Roll Weight: 270(g)
US $12.20 / 1 Roll
A Set of Three Pliers with a Container, Ferronickel, 12cmx16cmx2.8cm(P011Y)
Unit: 1 Set Weight: 460(g)
US $4.76 / 1 Set
Today the project backs to wire wrapping again; we are going to utilize easy wire wrapping techniques to make pretty personalized birthstone necklaces; this kind of DIY necklace can be either kept for yourself as a beautiful and wearable jewelry piece, or sent to others as birthday gifts.
Materials and tools:
0.5mm gold copper wire
Synthetic turquoise beads
Black suede cord
Flat nose plier
Round nose plier
Step 1: Make caged turquoise beads
1st, pick a piece of gold copper wire that measures about 36cm;
2nd, at the 1/3 position make a wire wrapped loop with round nose plier and slide heart-shaped turquoise bead onto base wire;
3rd, wrap working wire against the front side of the heart shaped turquoise;
4th, squeeze the heart shaped turquoise upwardly and wrap working wire right under the bead;
5th, the heart shaped turquoise is secured and then slide a large flat turquoise onto base wire;
6th, wrap working wire around this large bead in your favorite way;
7th, secure this caged bead by wrapping rest wire under it;
8th, leave about 6-8cm length of base wire and cut off the excess;
9th, coil the 6-8cm base wire with round nose plier, so the caged bead pendant is done.
Step 2: Finish the birthstone necklace
1st, cut a 50cm piece of black suede cord;
2nd, thread it through the pendant loop and tie a bowknot at back.
The final look is like this:
Now the tutorial of making necklace with copper wire and turquoise beads is done; it is a great opportunity to learn something about wire wrapping and caged beads, we bet such kind of techniques are really useful in personalized necklace making.