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Crafty jewelry: Knockoff Necklace tutorial

Beading and knotting, Jewelry making  |  September 10th 2011  |  0 Comment

Knockoff Necklace

 Jewelry making

Hi.  My name is Amy and I’m a Pinterest-a-holic.  I just joined this week and already I can see that it’s going to be a dangerous addiction.  But oh, all the glorious, wonderful, crafty ideas…
Yesterday, Noah and I used an idea I found on there to create his button monogram.
But that’s not all…I also found this Anthropologie necklace and pinned it to my jewelry board.
Isn’t it fun?  I love all the colors.   Not only do they make it really cheerful and original, it would go with almost any outfit.  I thought to myself, “Hmmm…I have a lot of beads in a lot of different colors…and that’s just basic wire wrapping…I could totally do that.”  And I was right.
ANTHRO KNOCKOFF NECKLACE
Materials:
- 20 gauge silver wire
- 26 gauge silver wire
- assorted colors and sizes of beads, 22 total
- needlenose pliers, wire cutters
All I did was cut a piece of 20 gauge wire and loosely form the basic shape of the necklace.
Then, I cut a long piece of 26 gauge and securely wrapped one end around the base shape.  I threaded on my first bead, then wrapped twice and threaded the next…and so on around the pendant.  Wrap, string, wrap, string, wrap string.  When I got to the end, I wrapped the 26 gauge wire securely around the “x” where the 20 gauge wire met.  Then I cut off the extra 20 gauge wire and wrapped over it, and finally made a loop to attach it to my chain.
Overall, I’m pleased with how it turned out.

Source: oneartmama.blogspot.com