Making a Necklace Out of Wire Wrapping
If you have a stone you really love but it doesn't have a whole to string it on a necklace, there is still a pretty easy way to create a hook using wire. I had a beautiful rose quart stone in a very interesting shape that I wanted to make into a charm.
I recommend using 16 or 18 gauge wire. I went with rose gold to match the rose quartz. You can find wire at any craft store. Then I just started wrapping it around the stone like I thought looked nice and secured it. I feel like less is more.
On the back, you can make it a little less pretty so that the stone doesn't fall out easily and cute the ends with wire cutters, then bend them in so they aren't poking you. I then used pliers to crimp some of the wire to tighten it.
I also used pliers at the top to create a hook for the charm. I had a few other rose gold charms and beads that looked very nice together as well as a delicate pearl strands, I used for the chain.
These pearls were already on a sting and were so fine, I was feeling lazy so I didn't restring them, I jus tied the ends or the existing strands together.
Then I added my new charm on!
- 16 or 18 gauge wire
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