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How to Make a Beautiful Wire Wrapped Pendant

Updated on April 11, 2016
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Create your own beautiful 14k gold pendant

I have been creating wire wrapped jewellery for approximately five years now, (showcasing it on a small website), and the most common remark I receive, aside from being told how stunning they are, is how difficult they must be to make.

Of course, I don't correct their assumptions, I would rather them think that I am a 'jewellery Guru' and purchase my wares, than have them trundle off and create their own! However, for the sake of this hub, I will, just this once, come clean and explain how to twist your own pendant.

I must admit, seeing my creations like this does make me realise just how beautiful they really are, but when you are the one actually making the piece, you are mostly concerned with making sure you don't mess it up - especially when you are using sterling silver or 14k r.gold. A mistake can prove rather costly, so you do need to keep your concentration.

Dichroic glass with swarovski crystal in sterling silver, and faceted jade pendant in 14k gold
Dichroic glass with swarovski crystal in sterling silver, and faceted jade pendant in 14k gold
freshwater pearl with crystal highlight in sterling silver
freshwater pearl with crystal highlight in sterling silver
Baltic cherry amber with freshwater pearl accents in 14k r.gold
Baltic cherry amber with freshwater pearl accents in 14k r.gold

Stunning One-Of-A-Kind Creations

While a pendant in sterling silver or 14k r.gold does look amazing, it might be a good idea to start with a copper or coloured wire first until you get a bit more comfortable with twisting. The wire comes in various sizes, called gauges, and also different strengths. I personally prefer 18 gauge, dead soft for my work. The 18 gauge gives the pendant a more solid look and feel to it, and the dead soft strength makes it easier to twist the wire - and my fingers appreciate that.

If you use half hard strength, the wire is still very pliable, however, for the smaller details, it is necessary to use pliers to make any of the loops and swirls - dead soft can be twisted with bare fingers. Being that I am (what I call) inherently lazy - something my sister disagrees with - I prefer not to have to use pliers unless necessary.

To be honest, it really isn't laziness that makes me prefer the softer wire, but the fact that I can create my designs quicker and with more control and ease than if forced to use pliers all the time.

amethyst, rose quartz, and turquoise drop pendants with freshwater pearl and garnet accents in sterling silver and 14k r.gold
amethyst, rose quartz, and turquoise drop pendants with freshwater pearl and garnet accents in sterling silver and 14k r.gold

Semi-precious gem stones

The pendants in the photograph give you a clear picture of what I mean by semi-precious gem stones. These stones are not faceted, but are a tumbled, rough cut bead that can be purchase from many rock and gem stores by the string.

A very easy and eyecatching pendant can be created very simply with a bit of ingenuity and an eye for detail.

jewellery pliers set
jewellery pliers set

Tools of the trade

As with any hobby or craft, you need to have the proper tools to do a good job. For wire wrapping, you should have at least three pairs of pliers - one flat nose, one regular serrated grip, and one smooth, round nose. You also need a good pair of wire cutters. I use two pair, one heavy duty for cutting memory wire, and one for my gold and silver wire.

You need to be very careful when using pliers with sterling silver and 14k gold wire, because they could inadvertently crimp the metal, and leave a nick or mark in the finished product. Not only does that not look professional, it weakens the metal which could cause it to break easily.

Brazilian agate in sterling silver
Brazilian agate in sterling silver

Standard wrapping

The spirit stone in the picture above is a good example of standard wrapping. After you make the bail (the loop that holds the pendant on the chain) you simply wrap the wire around the stone, and using your pliers, make twists in the wire to tighten it around the stone, to insure it won't slip out.

If you look closely, you can see the wire through the stone - as you can see, you twist the wire on the back of the piece as well. This makes it impossible for the stone to come loose, unless of course, you drop and break it.

Wire pattern for caged tumbled gemstone pendant

Here is a complete set of instructions for a beautiful caged pendant.

Supplies Required

  • 30 inches of 14kt. r.gold 21 gauge square half hard wire or brass practice wire
  • 1 small tumbled stone approx. 1 inch long

Tools Required

  • Flat nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutter or flush cutter
  • Sharpie metal marking pen
  • Ruler
  • Knife


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Let's get started!

Step 1

Cut four 6 inch lengths of 21 gauge Gold-filled square half hard wire.

Cut one wrap wire 2 inches long and cut another wrap wire 4 inches long, both from 21 gauge Gold-filled square half hard wire.

Make a flat bundle with the four 6 inch wires and mark the center of the bundle with a Sharpie pen.

With the 2 inch wrap wire, make three wraps at the center of the bundle and trim excess wire with the cut edges on the inside of the cage.

Step 2

Working out from the center of the bundle, mark the bundle at 1/4 inch on each side. Then 1/2 inch and then at 1-1/2 inches. At this point you should have your wraps in the center with three lines on each side of the center. NOTE: Mark the inside of the bundle which is the side with the cut ends of the wrap wire.

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Using your flat nose pliers, make a 45 degree bend at the pen mark closest to the center.

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Repeat the bend on the other side of the bundle.

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Next use your flat nose pliers to make a second 45 degree bend at the second pen mark from the center.

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With your flat nose pliers, grasp one side of the bundle at the pen mark and bend the wire 45 degrees outward. At the pen mark on the other side of the bundle bend the wires 45 degrees outward. Your bundle should look like this.

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With the 4 inch wrap wire, start wrapping the two section of wire together at the uppermost pen mark, wrapping upwards. Make about three complete wraps. NOTE: Do not clip off the wrap wire.

Step 8

Next, using your hands, bend the two rear wires of each side of the bundle backwards. These will be your bail wires.

Step 9

Bend the remaining three wires down on each side, covering the wraps. Clip the wires even with the bottom of the wrap wire.

Step 10

With your chain nose pliers, press the cut ends of the wire against the wrap wires.

Place your round nose pliers about 3/4 inch up from the top of the wrap wires and bend the two bail wires back and around.

Step 11

Clip the bail wires even with the uppermost wrap wire and continue wrapping the bail wires to the pendant using the same wrap wire. Make about 5 more complete wraps and clip the excess wire on the backside of the pendant.

Step 12

With a knife, carefully separate the pendant wires starting with the outermost wires on the backside of the pendant cage. Then separate the next set of wires on the pendant cage.

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Using your knife, carefully separate the pendant wires on the front side of the pendant leaving a space between the wires in the front of the pendant in order to slip the stone into the cage.

Step 14

Slip the tumble stone into the cage and bend the remaining two wires to close the stone into the cage.

You're on your way

Once you have finished creating your pendant, you are on your way to creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewellery anyone will be proud to wear.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Another great hub, Enelle - full of information and clear illustrations. Super instructions , very easy to follow - not that I would having seen your work. I'd rather just buy mine from the master! :)

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      RedElf - Thank you for the compliment! Master indeed LOL - I never know how they are going to look until I'm finished - I just follow the wire :D

      What one did you say you wanted? LOL

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Just love this - and as soon as my daughter is home from college, I'm going to show her this - she's the artistic one in the family. Enelle - you are incredibly talented - I love the step-by-step detailed instructions. And the next time I'm in your part of the world, I'm coming by to order!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Ah Shalini - you say the nicest things :) Thank you so much for the compliments, it's so nice to know my work is appreciated...

      (pssst...I can ship to anywhere LOL) :D

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 7 years ago from France

      Great hobbie, I really liked that Brazilian agate in sterling silver, it looks really beautiful.

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      lindagoffigan 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Great hub with much detail. Could you write a hub on how to cage the stone without enclosing it like a pendant. I like the wire wrapped stone that seemed to follow the crevices in the stone. If that an easy task that I can figure out myself?

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Great instructions, Enelle, I used to do this several years ago and you inspire me to start again with your beautiful work, thank you.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Princessa, thank you for the compliment - I love Brazilian agate, but my favorite is Montanna agate - absolutely stunning when it's wrapped!

      lindagoffigan, yes I can write out the instructions for that pattern - I don't have any pictures, so will see what I can do to correct that for you.

      Gypsy Willow, thank you so much for your kind words :D It's all about creativity and enjoyment :D

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      fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

      This is so great, well done. I may try this when it gets cold, for me that would be a winter hobby,

      dori

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi dori, I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) - this started out as a winter hobby, and kind of grew into all seasons lol but it certainly is very relaxing and enjoyable

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

      Nice step by step photo directions. Great job you did in your presentation. Thumbs up Enelle.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      C.S. - What to say except thank you! :D It is one of my favorite patterns - simple, clean, yet a touch of elegance...

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      This is a very informative hub. I thought of trying jewelry making before but somehow never got to doing it. I got engrossed in photography instead.

      Still this looks fun and easy because of your step by step procedure. Hmm, I might try this one of these days.

      Thank you for sharing!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thank you jill - I tried to keep it simple and straightforward for anyone wanting to give it a go :) Can be fun to make your own jewellery and a great way to express your creativity.

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      Cam Anju 7 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      This is so wonderful!

      I love the pendants, very beautiful. Easy instructions... I'll have to try it sometime! :)

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Cam Anju - Thank you for the compliment - it really is fun to do.

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      Ashley Joy 7 years ago

      Great looking jewelry! Thanks for sharing how to make it.

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      faemom 7 years ago

      Those are amazing! I always wanted to try but didn't know how. Thanks for posting this.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Ashley Joy - so glad you like my work, thanks for stopping by

      faemom - you're welcome, it's fun to see what you can create once you get started.

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      the2ndmouse 7 years ago from Washington State

      So pretty and not as hard as I thought it would be. Thanks for the great information.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks the2ndmouse - It really isn't difficult once you know how =)

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      Lisa J Warner 7 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You for this article -I have put it on my favorites-it answered many questions for me and will truly come in handy!

      Lisa

    • EdenvaleShoppes 7 years ago

      Creative article!! I enjoyed it.

      Thanks.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Lisa Luv - So glad you enjoyed it - thanks for stopping by :)

      EdenvaleShoppes - Nice to meet you - thanks

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      kartika damon 7 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      This is wonderful - thanks you! Your photos and are lovely! Kartika

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      kartika - thank you so much for stopping by, I'm so glad you liked it =)

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      myawn 7 years ago from Florida

      Very nice instructions and very pretty pendants. i am going to try to make one.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      myawn - I did my best to make them clear and easy to follow - just be sure to keep your wires as straight as possible and you shouldn't have any trouble! Thanks for dropping in :)

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      KevCC 7 years ago

      Good hub, my daughter makes wire wrapped jewellery too, there is a knack or skill to it and it certainly makes attractive pieces.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      KevCC - you are so right! Sometimes it's a challenge, but it's always fun!

      Misstikal1 - thank you so much for stopping by! I will be sure to come and visit your hubs!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks for a great hub on wire wrapped jewelry. Thanks for sharing. I'll bookmark this page. creativeone59

    • Home Girl 7 years ago

      If I ever retire...

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      creativeone59 - you are most welcome - I'm glad you enjoyed the patterns!

      Home Girl - what's retire?? LOL

    • Sandi 3m 7 years ago

      Wonderful, I am passing this on to my daughter, she is the artistic one. She will love this!

    • Calling Crow 7 years ago

      Wow! Thank you thank you!

      I have been collecting crystals and minerals for a few years now and have quite a collection. I recently started dabbling with wrapping them so I could wear them. Thank you for the very helpful information! Great hub!!!

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      sukhera143 7 years ago from Home

      Amazing hub.

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      Mindfulness 7 years ago

      Thank you for the good directions on how to make wire wrapped jewelry. I've seen them before but yours ARE stunning. I normally prefer semi-precious stones but your fresh water pearl pendant is gorgeous!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Sandi 3m, You are most welcome my dear - I'm glad the info was helpful for you - enjoy creating! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Calling Crow, so happy you found my instructions helpful - wirewrapping is a beautiful and creative art form - the more you do, the better you get! And it's fun to boot lol! Thank you for stopping by and commenting;)

      sukhera143, thank you for the compliment, so glad you enjoyed!

      Mindfulness, thank you so much for the lovely compliment on my jewellery - I love using rough cut semi-precious stones as well, but I couldn't resist the pearls lol!

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      SArthur 7 years ago

      Amazing!! I am so excited to try this!! Hopefully it doesn't take me too long to practice with less expensive metals cause I have bad allergies. Did it take you long to get the hang of it? Bring on the gold!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      SArther, I know the feeling! I could hardly wait to try my hand at creating wire jewellery - I wrapped one 'trial' pendant using inexpensive wire and immediately moved on to sterling silver. You have to be careful if you do that because sterling wire is unforgiving if you make a mistake, and you could end up wasting both the wire and your money! I would suggest quite a bit of practice before moving on to the gold - I have been wrapping for over 5 years and I still take my time with designing in gold - haste makes waste LOL...

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      Sonoma Gemstones 7 years ago from Northern CA Grape Growing & Wine Producing Region

      Good hub, Enelle. As a wire wrapper myself, its nice to see others appreciation of the art. Keep up the good work.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Sonoma Gemstones - Will have to stop by and check out your work :D - thanks for the compliment!

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      nikki1 7 years ago

      wow.. love this. Very informative. Love the

      jewelary.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      nikki1 - thank you so much for the compliment, and for stopping by to comment! Pleasure to meet you :)

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      denise.earwen 7 years ago from Stockholm Sweden

      Amazing!! I am so excited to try this!! Hopefully it doesn't take me too long to practice with less expensive metals cause I have bad allergies. Did it take you long to get the hang of it? Bring on the gold!. You are most welcome my dear - I'm glad the info was helpful for you - enjoy creating! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Mindfulness, thank you so much for the lovely compliment on my jewellery - I love using rough cut semi-precious stones as well, but I couldn't resist the pearls lol!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      No it didn't take me long at all...just remember to be careful when working with the real deal cause if you make a mistake you can't scrap it and start over...

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      WOW!!! I have some stones that I have been wanting to wrap for quite some time!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      advisor4qb - Thanks so much! Have fun with those stones :)

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Dear Enelle, Thank You for taking the time to share your story. I am thrilled to have landed on yur hubs. I inhereted all this great costume jewlery and vintage buttons. I have been seriously thinking of getting creative. This hub helps a great deal. I look forward to reading more of your fantastic hubs. may God Bless you.

      You are a woman of many talents and skills. God uses you in a mighy way. Hugs

      Please visit my hubs on occasion. I am a fairly new hubber, love it here.

      With Love

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      skye2day - You say the nicest things :D - thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! I will be most pleased to visit your hubs, and am so glad you enjoyed mine!

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      Dao Hoa 7 years ago

      Good detailed explaination and illustrations. I bookmarked this hub and will try it later. I also will show it to my daughter when she be home on Thanksgiving. Thanks.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Dao Hoa - thanks so much! The instructions and illustrations make it easier to create your own pendants - lots of fun and beautiful results! Thanks for stopping by to comment.

    • vera 7 years ago

      how do you make the wire so straight? Usually the wire comes in spools, so its really curvy and hard to straighten out. Good job. :]

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi vera - first you cut the length of wire that you will need, then you straighten it by drawing it through a polishing cloth slowly until it is straight enough to work.

      Thanks for the compliment :D - glad you liked it.

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      Kathy Rimel 7 years ago

      Loved your jewelry and the directions you give make it seem very easy. Can't wait to give it a try

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi Kathy - Thank you for your lovely words :)I hope you have as much fun as I did making this piece the first time.

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      Sybil Marie 7 years ago

      I have always wanted to learn how to do this but was sure it must be very difficult. Your hub has made me want to try my hand! I absolutly love your work! Thanks so much

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      Jyoti Kothari 7 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi,

      i am in Jewelry trade and written few articles about Jewelry. I appreciate your hub. It is nicely written and understandable by the laymen.

      Thanks and thumbs up!

      Jyoti Kothari

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Welcome Sybil :) thank you so much for the lovely compliment - I'm so glad you like my work! It really isn't that difficult to create your own pendants but don't tell everyone that or they won't want mine LOL

      Hi JYOTI - thanks for the compliment - from one jewellery designer to another, so glad you enjoyed the hub!

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      AnythingArtzy 7 years ago from OHIO

      great hub. Beautiful work. Very imaginative. You are an ARTITSTE.

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      roswebb 7 years ago from Ireland

      what a brillant hub; I have wanted to make jewllery for ages and now I can. Thank you.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      AnythingArtzy, thanks so much for the wonderful compliment!

      roswebb, I'm happy to help - I'm sure your creations will be gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by :)

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      ToadRun 7 years ago

      Great article. I went ahead and plugged it for you at PlugRun.com so others can see it. :)

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Greetings ToadRun (cool name btw lol)Thank you so much - that was such a wonderful thing to do and I appreciate it very much - thanks again!

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      Kathleen Lewis 7 years ago from Southern Michigan

      Wow, beautiful work! My husband has hinted about making jewelry (he is now retired), so I turned him on to this article. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi lewgard - thanks for the lovely compliment! It's so enjoyable creating jewellery, I'm sure your husband will have a ball!

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      Garnet Greene 7 years ago from Lovely Town, USA

      Very nice work. I will give this a try. I really like the design and have a nice piece of beryl to wrap. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi Garnet - thank you for the compliment :D I'm pleased you like the design - it really is quite elegant - the beryl would look fabulous in it!

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      MagicStarER 7 years ago from Western Kentucky

      How beautiful the Brazilian agate is! You are really good at this! I got to about step 7 and realized that at this point I would begin to have my fingers all tangled up in wires and not know what to do next... Alas, I fear I may not be cut out for this, but I am going to bookmark it and go over the directions again, which I am sure make perfect sense to everyone else but me... I am fascinated by crystals and gem stones and would dearly love to learn to do this. You are a prodigy! :)

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      MagicStarER - thank you for the wonderful compliment! I must admit, it took me a couple of times to figure it out too LOL...just make sure you use the tape until you get used to working with wire ;)

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      Renee S 6 years ago from Virginia

      These are beautiful! Nice Hub.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi lovelypaper - thank you - glad you like!

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      Priscilla Chan 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Not sure if I want to make my own Jewelry but love the beauty of the handmade Jewelry! Thanks for sharing:)

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      tim-tim, thank you for the compliment! If you aren't sure about creating your own pieces, there are many artist out there who would love to have you choose one of theirs ;)

      So pleased you enjoyed the hub!

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      Craftsmith 6 years ago from India

      veryyy nice craft :)

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Craftsmith, thanks for the comment!

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      couponalbum 6 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

      What a great work!! I must say Enelle, you have done a great job. I found the way to make those bold and gorgeous pendants from my own hands. I have joined your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine!!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks couponalbum, I would love to see a picture of your pendant! I bet it's every bit as beautiful as mine :D

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      FashionFame 6 years ago from California

      Thanks for such a fantastic hub. I love the hubs that give ideas on 'DIY'. I will definitely try it. Best thing about these pendants are that they look very stylish and classy. Best to wear with any dress. Congrats on great work. Looking forward to read more of your writings. I am joining your fan club and would like to invite you to join mine to stay connected. Have a Good Day.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks so much FashionFame! I will be sure to stop by and check out your hubs :D You have the right of it for sure, these pendants look amazing with the right outfit! Glad you enjoyed the post, and am looking forward to reading some of your work:D

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      kasparaskari 6 years ago

      wow! these are stunning!

      very informative hub, thanks a bunch for sharing!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks so much kasparaskari, it was fun making them too! So pleased you stopped by :D

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      electricsky 6 years ago from North Georgia

      Beautiful jewelery.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thank you electricsky they are fun to make :)

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      kaja_mel 6 years ago from Saraland, AL

      Nice hub, very detailed. Thanks.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Welcome kaja_mel, glad you enjoyed it

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      Georgina_writes 6 years ago from Dartmoor

      Just stumbled across your hub. Fantastic writing, really inspiring, and beautiful designs. Thank you. rated and tweeted

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thank you very much Georgina! That was so nice of you to do that! I'm pleased you enjoyed my jewellery, I enjoy making it!

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 6 years ago from Maine

      I'm so happy I found this hub, I've been wanting to learn how to make jewelry for the longest time, now I can start. Thank you! Great hub! Thumbs up!

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      Trohnjem 6 years ago from Oregon

      I really enjoyed this, I was afraid it was going to look bad but you did a really nice job! Great hub!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi Trohnjem - happy to surprise you :D Glad you enjoyed my work!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi creativelycc! I'm happy to help, and thanks for the fan mail :D

    •  6 years ago

      Great page love the tutorial on wire warping you make it look so easy as does my wife with her jewellery making.

      It must be something that only artistic people can do because my attempts always end up looking more like a tangled mess.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I have had a few tangled messes as well, and if I don't pay attention, I still get them! It is more a matter of practice and concentration than talent - however, talent and artistic ability come in handy from time to time!

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      Mary Gaines 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      This was so interesting - you do awesome work and thanks for the tips I've been wanting to try this myself.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      So pleased you enjoyed my work Whidbeywriter! I'm looking forward to seeing your results :D

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      Sarah Carlsley 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Very beautiful jewelry! It's certainly one-of-a-kind and gorgeous. Great post!

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      PassinItAlong 6 years ago

      Beautifully written hub, i have always liked this style of jewelery so i like the insrtuction given here

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      aliaven - thanks so much for telling me about jewelery.com - it sounds great.

      Thanks so much Pinkchic18 :) I'm pleased you like my designs!

      I'm tickled you enjoyed the hub PassinItAlong! I'm looking forward to seeing some of your creations :D

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      KristenBrockmeyer 6 years ago from Augusta, MI

      What beautiful jewelry - thank you for the tutorial! :)

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      LOL - I seem to be cutting my throat with this hub - everyone is getting creative now :D

      I'm so happy you liked mine, it really is a pleasure to create them.

      (I take orders.... :P )

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Yum jewelry--just delicious! Your work is beautiful!

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      RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

      This is fantastic! Your creations are WONDERFUL! BEAUTIFUL! I love the natural stones. I love the step by step photos. Do you have instructional videos? If so, I would love to buy them!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      RTalloni, thank you so much for such a lovely compliment :)

      You know, I never contemplated intructional videos before - what a neat idea! Thanks RunAbstract, I will have to think about this...LOL

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      RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

      If you decide to do them, please let me know!

    • Gold jewelry 6 years ago

      I like these new design i m waiting from a long time that the author update this hub with some new photos, i like these all

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks Gold jewelry, I won't keep you waiting - I hadn't planned on adding any new photos, but if you are interested I do have a website that has pictures of some of my work...

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      steampunksteve 6 years ago from Santa Margarita California

      do you sell video tutorials Enelle im interested , not even sure if im aloud to ask this question.

    • Fresh Purple Jewellery 6 years ago

      Fantastic tutorial and great work! :)

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi steampunksteve - so far I don't, but I will be working on one in the near future - seems there are a few people who would like that!

      Fresh Purple Jewellery - So glad you enjoyed my work :) Thanks for the compliment!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      AWESOME instructions.. learned alot of things I had been wondering about as far as good tools and how to do this stuff. Your pendants are beautiful. Def bookmarking this one. Thanks SO much for sharing!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks Jamie, I'm happy you enjoyed the hub. I do have a couple of others with different instructions for different pieces you can check out as well...,

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      C De Melo 6 years ago from Florence, Italy and WORLDWIDE

      Beautiful jewelry!!! You are very talented. Nice presentation on this hub. Brava!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks REALfoodie :D

      I appreciate the compliment :D

    • kellis john 6 years ago

      Fantastic & so attractive great work.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks so much :) glad you stopped by!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      The ultimate in how to - great step by step photos and instructions.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks Gma, I use most of these steps every day when I make my new pieces for the Christmas craft fairs.

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      MalAdjusted 6 years ago

      Beautiful work, I own a piece like this, they just look so delicate and remind me of elves, which sound weird but they do.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I don't think that sounds weird at all...:D Thank you so much for the lovely compliment :D

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      jessica_alias 6 years ago

      Thank you for the step by step tutorial. It will really help in my projects. Thanks once again.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      You are most welcome jessica_alias! You will have to show and tell!!

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      Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always wanted to try this and I have bought beads and cord and clasps ans needles several weeks ago because the beads were just so lovely. You have given me an idea how I would like the necklace to look...I have no idea how successful I will be, but I bought cheap wire...so if it doesn't turn out I can always re do my project!

      This Hub is inspiring...all the books I looked at had boring design...this is what I love! It will only be this one necklace, but sort of fun to make....hopefully!

      Thank you!!!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I'm sure your creation will turn out beautifully Scribenet! Just don't rush the project - take your time when you twist the wire, and you will be surprised at how it just flows! Would love to see the finished work :D

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      Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Well, Enelle, If my project looks half decent, I would love to share the result! I plan to set some time aside in the winter months (don't we all!)

      I have charcoal-blue freshwater pearls of odd shapes (the largest of the beads). Also tiny cloisonne beads (blue,brown and green with gold highlights , some very pale green (almost grey)shells cut into facets so they look like stones(very opalescent)

      I bought some gold beading wire from Walmart...(.3mm) I doubt it is "gold" from the price.

      I like the idea of clustering and adding the other smaller beads around the larger irregular ones like you have shown. I have no idea if these will look good like that, I may have to go and get more beads, once I start!...lol

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      Doll Heart Candy 6 years ago from Belfast

      Great hub Enelle. I run my own online jewellery store - Doll Heart Candy- and just love looking at ideas for designs. I am currently looking at designs for wire wrapped rings. The pendants are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Doll Heart Candy - Awesome! I will have to check out your goodies :D

    • destination wedding photographers  6 years ago

      I completely agree with you. Very nice and informative article!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks destination wedding phot0graphers (can I call you dw for short?)Glad you liked the article :D

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      AnkushKohli 5 years ago from India

      I am very happy to see this kind of hub. I am always want to make jewellery for my wife. I learn a lot from this hub. Truly speaking, funny enough :)

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I'm sure she will love what you make for her :)

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      AnkushKohli 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Enelle. I'll definitely post the expressions here :)

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      phubbers 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wow..Great hub, I like what i saw here. Thanks..

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      So glad you enjoyed it phubbers :) thanks for stopping by!

    • ryan 5 years ago

      great hub i like this

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks ryan :)

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      susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

      Some beautiful ideas. I will try them.

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      You will have to show me how they turn out :D

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      Emma 5 years ago from Houston TX

      Creative and very informative piece of work which fascinated and motivated me about been self employed if i can learn this tips very well.thanks for sharing.

    • Blakrose Accessories 5 years ago

      hi sweet,

      i love ur work?? umm this may sound rude but is this your tutorial or sumone elses its just i noticed its a mans hand in the pics?? but thanx for posting anyway huni

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi Blakrose Accessories - this is not a tutorial featuring me - that one is on another hub! Glad you like my work (which is featured above the tutorial)

    • katherineJJ 5 years ago

      Very comprehensive and clear - without these sort of tutorials it would be hard to get encouraged - I'm now encouraged to have a go!!

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Awesome katherineJJ - I would love to see the results!

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      angelika47 5 years ago from Fountain Colorado

      This is great!!!! Easy to follow directions. Thanks for shareing...

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      My pleasure :) glad you enjoyed the hub!

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      Freegoldman 5 years ago from Newyork

      Good hub.Very informative.Thanks.

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      Fantastic hub! I also enjoy making my own jewelry creations. It's something fun my sister showed me and I decided to try myself and quickly it became one of my many hobbies.

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      It is a lot of fun creating! Thanks so much for the compliment and stopping by to read :D Pleasure to meet you!

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      Dr Rockpile 5 years ago from USA

      Really nice jewelry, and great step by step instructions. :)

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks Dr Rockpile! I appreciate the compliment :)

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      misterumbe 5 years ago from Calapan City, Philippines

      a super clear step by step guide..plus beautiful creativity..tks4shearing yr art

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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thank you misterrumbe! I enjoy the creative part :D it really is fun to make new pendants!

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      how-to-make 4 years ago from India

      What a great piece of an ultimate artistic work. I loved this hub and the tips to create my own pendent.

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      Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Once you get started it can be quite addicting :D Some days I lose track of time because I'm so focused on creating!

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      Reve 4 years ago from Dhaka

      Enelle Lamb thanks for your great hub. This will inspire many people as they are getting a good idea of starting a bussines :)

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      Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thank you Reves-diary for the wonderful comment!

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      Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks cablemanagements - I don't think this kind of wire would be very good for that though! lol

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      Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Sounds like she had talent :)

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      Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Good idea cablemanagements :) best of luck to her!

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      dotty1 4 years ago from In my world

      Lovely jewellery you are making :) I am going to attempt this.... http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Dot-Bs-Accessories

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      Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thank you dotty1 :) I'm sure yours will be just a beautiful :)

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      dotty1 4 years ago from In my world

      Thank you for your optimism Enelle hehe :)

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      Laura Brown 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I found your post when I was looking on Google for how to wire wrap a stone in the shape of a pentagram. I was going to ask you if you knew how to do it. But, looks like you are long gone from HubPages. If not, you badly need to moderate for comment spam.

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      Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Actually, I am not gone from HubPages, however, I rarely have much time available to write lately. I did know about the previous comment, but I appreciate your concern :)

      As for wrapping in the shape of a pentagram, you will most likely need a fair amount of wire to ensure the stone is secure. As to the actual pattern, if the stone is smooth it would need to be encased in a cage because the wire won't be able to hold it securely. If the stone is rough, the wire should be able to secure it snugly, and then you can work the pentagram shape. If you were looking for a pentagram cage, that would take a bit longer to figure out so that the stone would be secured in the cage with both ends of the wire making the bail. It would take a bit of working as I have never made that shape, but it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out. I would have to see the stone and a drawing of what you actually wanted to achieve in order to work out a pattern. Hope this helps somewhat.

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      Melissa Flagg 3 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      Awesome hub. I have a piece of topaz and a bloodstone that I have been wanting to turn into a pendant but I wasn't quite sure how to go about doing it. I had to bookmark this hub so I can order all the stuff!! Voted up and shared!!

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      Enelle Lamb 3 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      It's great to explore different ways to wrap and twist wire - there are so many beautiful pendants to choose from and figuring out how they are done really makes your brain work!

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      Lynn Kaltenbach 2 years ago from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

      What is the best way to measure and make sure the cage fits the stone?

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      Enelle Lamb 2 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      You can use a simple ruler to measure the wire with. Just make sure to straighten a portion of the wire first as it is difficult to measure while it is still curved. (Most wire is bought/sold in a coil.) Use a soft cloth and run the wire (using your fingers,) through the cloth to straighten it. The cloth works in two ways; 1. to protect your fingers from getting sore - working with wire will give you calluses, but your fingers get very tender before that happens :) and 2. any residue left on the wire will come off on the cloth, instead of your fingers - this is especially noticeable with sterling silver wire, but is also present with gold/gold-filled & 14K. gold wire as well.

      When you measure the wire, make sure that you include some "extra" so you can make the bail, as some stones are larger and will need some extra room. If you measure too short, the stone won't fit properly or the bail will be too small.

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      Enelle Lamb 2 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      rule of thumb is approximately 6 - 8 inches per cage. if the stone is larger, increase the length of wire :)

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