This necklace project was the result of a lot of playing around and experimenting, much of which I show in the video. I started out with just the general idea of making some similar elements on a wire jig and then connecting them together with beads to make a necklace.
It certainly wasn’t my intent to make something autumn themed, but the timing couldn’t have been better!
In the video I mention two Friday Findings videos I’ve done previously, one on wire jigs and the other is on pinch bails. Click on the links to check them out if you haven’t seen those videos already.
I hope that this video will not only give you the directions for making a project, but will also give helpful tips for creating your own designs.
Tools and Materials:
- 20 and 24 gauge craft wire in color of your choice
- Wire jig
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Crystal briolettes (this is the set I used)
- Jump rings
- 4 mm crystal rounds (I used Swarovskis in Fire Opal)
- Head pins
- One Step Looper, optional
- Bench block
- Rawhide hammer
- Nylon jaw pliers
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Autumn Jewels Necklace-Jewelry Video Tutorial at YouTube.