Spring is here so let’s create a beautiful green necklace! This wreath necklace reminds me of a vintage brooch but with a modern twist. Let’s get started!
- 26 or 28 Gauge Jewelry Wire
- 16 Gauge Jewelry Wire
- Beads (I used 4mm bicone crystals, 3x4mm crystal rondelles, and slightly larger beads from my stash)
- Jewelry Chain (I recommend purchasing two) and a Jump Ring
- Jewelry Wire Cutters
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Chasing hammer
Step 1: Cut a short length of the thicker wire and twist into a circle the size you like. If you want a uniform circle, use a round object to shape the wire. Step 2: Hammer the circle on the anvil. This will harden and slightly flatten the wire.Step 3: Use the thinner wire to wrap around the circle several times. I did this right at the overlap point, which secures the circle. Step 4: Slide a bead onto the wire and wrap around the circle. Continue doing this. For the very small beads, you might want to slide two on and then twist the wire around the circle. I kind of did a pattern of one medium bead, two small, one-two medium, two small, one medium, one large and repeat several times. But I kept the pattern loose and just added beads as I saw fit.You might need to use the pliers to really tighten the wire as you go around the circle. Step 5: To create the tassel, cut several short chains about the same length. I did a long tassel so my chain lengths were at least three inches. Step 6: Place the chain lengths onto a piece of thin wire and twist the wire once. Step 7: Twist the wire around the circle several times and trim excess. Step 8: Use pliers to open a jump ring to attach the beaded circle to a long piece of chain.
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