How to Wire Wrap a Pendant for a Perfume Bottle Necklace - Tutorial
Summary: How to wire wrap a pendant? Use only two types of wire, an array of assorted crystal beads, a clasp and a pair of pliers to make this wire wrapped pendant! Full tutorial!
It always makes us happy when dig out a piece adorns with sparkling crystal beads. I’ve had these crystal-like glass beads for a long time and without knowing what to do with them until i saw my perfume bottle. So as long as I set up my mind to diy the wire wrapped pendant, I hoard every piece of bead that I can put on. Then, let’s share how to wire wrap the pendant now!
Supplies needed for the wire wrapped pendant:
Assorted Crystal-like Glass Bead
Heart-shape Glass Pendant
Flat Round Wood Bead
Tibetan Style Pendant (Tower)
Lobster Claw Clasp
0.3mm Brass Wire
1.5mm Aluminum Wire
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Side Cutting Pliers
How to wire wrap a pendant?
Step 1: Wrap a square frame
1st, rough out the size of your pendant;
2nd, cut a length of 25cm long aluminum wire (for a 4*4cm square);
3rd, leave 5cm at starting and then wrap a 4*4 square shape;
4th, wrap the starting 5cm wire end around the long tail, about 5~7 turns. Then, remove the excess part of short wire end;
5th, string the flat round wood bead on, keep 1cm at end for making a simple loop with the round nose pliers.
Step2: Embellish the wire frame with crystal-like glass beads
1st, cut a 50cm piece of 0.3mm brass wire and wrap tautly to the lower-left corner of wire frame;
2nd, string the beads on wire to adorn the frame. Ensure each bead is connected securely in the frame.
Step3: Attach the necklace chain
1st, measure a length of chain around your neck;
2nd, slide the wire wrapped pendant on chain;
3rd, add the heart pendant and tower charm by a jumpring;
4th, assemble a clasp and jumpring at two ends of chain.
So far, these are all details about how to wire wrap the perfume bottle pendant! This wire wrapped pendant is pretty nice for using beads that been cut in lots of faces. Being worn under the flicking sunshine, each bead alters according to the sunshine, looks glamorous and enchanting, which may be called “the palette of artists”.