Peach Twist Pendant – DIY Jewelry Wire Wrapping Tutorials .

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Peach Twist Pendant – DIY Jewelry Wire Wrapping Tutorials .

The wire is so cleverly concealed in this enchanting pendant design, you can hardly tell wire-wrapping techniques were used to create it. This lovely piece has just the right amount of subtle sparkle to catch the eye without going
over the top, but the asymmetrical shape and interesting color composition are really what make this wire pendant project a standout.

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Materials:

 six 6mm and seven 4mm midnight blue rondelle beads
 seven 4mm gray pearls
 seven 4mm silver beads
 seven Swarovski 4mm peach bicone  beads
 14 clear seed beads 10/0
 Artistic Wire 18 gauge
 Artistic Wire 26 gauge
 round nose pliers and wire cutters

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Instructions:

1.) Cut a length of 18-gauge wire to measure 6 inches. Create a 45-degree angle in the end of the wire at 0.75 inches.

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2.) Unwrap at least one yard of 26-gauge wire from the spool to work with. Wrap it around the thicker wire six times, close to the angle.

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3.) A “set” is made up of one silver, blue, gray, and peach bead combined with clear seed beads twisted on wire. To create a “set,” add a clear seed bead followed by a 4mm silver bead to the #26 wire.

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4.) Hold the silver bead ½ inch away from the seed bead and create a 45-degree angle in the #26 wire.

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5.) Pull the silver bead into the bend; then twist the bead, causing the wire between the silver and seed bead to wrap around each other.

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6.) Add another seed bead to the wire, followed by a 4mm blue bead.

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7.) Hold the blue bead ½ inch away from the seed bead and create a 45-degree angle in the #26 wire. Pull the blue bead into the bend and twist.

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8.) To complete the set, add the seed beads, gray beads, and peach beads. After adding the peach bead, wrap the #26 wire around the #18 wire four times. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you have seven sets attached to the #18 wire. Finish by wrapping the #26 wire around the #18 wire four times; then cut off the excess.

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9.) Slide the beads to the right side of the #26 wire. Wrap the #18 wire around a circular object to shape it. Slide five 6mm blue beads onto the left side of the wire. Create a 45degree angle in the wire; then cut off excess, leaving
a ¾-inch tail.

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10.) Cut a small piece of 18-gauge wire and wrap it around the tails three times at the base of the 45-degree angles. Cut off excess.

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11.) Use round nose pliers to shape the wire tails into a loop. Bend and reposition all the beads where necessary to create an attractive shape for your pendant.

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