Homemade Necklaces DIY - Design Your Own Necklace Pendant with Aluminum Wire and Stone Beads

Summary: This homemade necklace tutorial is going to show you how to design your own necklace pendant with black aluminum wire and purple stone beads; this is an amazing necklace making project.

This homemade necklace DIY is inspired by a typical kind of Chinese knot – Ping’an knot that is a sign of prayer for safety and soundness. Even though you merely observe the appearance of this pendant necklace, you will fall in love with this homemade necklace.


Materials and tools:

1.5mm black aluminum wire

0.5mm black copper wire

8mm purple jade beads

Black jump ring

Black iron chain

Round nose plier

Flat nose plier

Wire cutter



Step 1: Wrap Ping’an knot with aluminum wire

1st, pick a 45cm piece of black wire and loop one end with plier;

2nd, 3cm away wrap a loop counter clockwise;

3rd, continue wrapping loops and the rhombus shape is done;

4th, repeat above process twice, and the multi-layered effect is finished;

5th, leave a short tail and cut off excess wire;

6th, loop the tail and tuck the cutting end with plier.


Step 2: Attach beads onto wire wrapped knot

1st, pick a 10cm length of copper wire and coil one end;

2nd, slide one bead and fold the other end over the pendant loop;

3rd, make a messy wire wrapped loop;

4th, handle the rest 3 in the same way;

5th, attach pendant to chain by jump ring.


The final look is like this:


Tada! This homemade Chinese knot necklace is done. Even if you change different colored beads and thinner wire, the finished pendant will still prove to be very creative and pretty. It is a good way to design your own necklace pendant. 

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