DIY Leaf Pendant From Wire
This wire leaf pendant is absolutely beautiful and very simple to make. Once complete, you will have a lovely, delicate piece of jewelry that can be made into a necklace, earrings, or a keychain. Feel free to try variations with different sizes and lengths of wire so your DIY leaf pendant will be exactly to your liking.
Tools and materials:
- 20 inches of 26 gauge wire (0.4 mm)
- Chain nose pliers
Bend the wire in half, and twist it so there’s a small loop in the center. Then continue making twists down the wire, until the twisted part of the wire is 3 centimeters (1 inch) long.
Bend and crimp
Bend the wires back so they are at the sides of the twist, and crimp the end with chain nose pliers.
Pull the wires outward from the side. You should have a bit of a pointed shape at the top.
Bend and twist
Bend one wire so it creates a half-circle shape beside the center of the leaf. From front to back, wrap the excess wire twice around the center. Repeat with the second wire, this time twisting the wire around the center from the back to the front.
Insert and bend
Insert the end of one wire into the center of the loop above it, from back to front.
Then fold the wire around the loop above it, and bring it back to center, wrapping it twice around the center, front to back. Repeat on the second side, inserting the wire front to back, and twisting back to front.
Continue running the wire through the loop above it, and twisting it around the center until you reach the loop at the bottom.
Wrap and cut
Run the excess wire once through the loop, and twist it once or twice around the neck of the loop. Then cut off the rest of the wire.
Use chain nose pliers to gently squeeze the wires around the loop into place.
Then, squeeze each wire just below where they fold over the loops above them to tighten everything.
Your pendant is complete. Make a second one and attach hooks for earrings, or slip it on a chain for a necklace.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you make a leaf pendant of your own, I’d love to see the results.
Enjoyed the project?
- 26 gauge wire
- Chain nose pliers
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You are so talented and creative. I love all the jewelry you have shown us how to make. You also give good instructions and the videos are easy to follow. Thank you!
Another fabulous design for me to try! Thank you!