C scroll pendant

I found this motif on a fragment of an Irish golden brooch dating back to the eighth or ninth century. The brooch was fabricated from beaten sheet gold, soldered with the 3-C scroll wire pattern. You can enlarge or reduce the design depending on the amount of wire and size of beads that you use. Alternatively, make it with twisted wires to create more filigree effect.

You will need 20-gauge silver wire 28-gauge silver wire 4 x 8 mm crackle-effect Deads 1 x 6 mm black bead 1 x 0.5 mm crimp bead Nylon filament 8iack organza ribbon Masking tape

Round- and flat-nose pliers Wire cutters

1 . Cut three 6-in. lengths of 20-gouge silver wire ond spirol each end inward, leaving about 1 in. of wire in the center. Make sure that the spirals are approximately the same diameter on each side.

Celtic Civilization Jewelry

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This bold pendant design is made with crackle-effect porcelain heads suspended from an organza ribbon, but any coforaf beads would look effective.

Z. Holding the spirals with your fingers, slightly bend each unit so that it is shaped like a shollow letter "C" or crescent.

Cut a 2-3-in. length of 28-gauge silver wire. With the curves of the first two C-shapes facing inward, bind the first two units together just under the top two spirals.

(). Keeping the nylon filament tout, thread both ends of the filament through one block, one crackle-effect, and one crimp bead. Push the nylon filament back through the crimp bead to form a loop, and then press the crimp bead with your flat-nose pliers or crimping pliers to secure. Cut off any excess filament.

Cut a 2-3-in. length of 28-gauge silver wire. With the curves of the first two C-shapes facing inward, bind the first two units together just under the top two spirals.

4*. Cut two more pieces of 28-gouge silver wire, and attach the third unit in the same way Cut off any excess wire and neaten the ends (see page 1 7)

). Cut a 4-in. length of nylon filament. Thread it through three of the crackle-effect beads and the centers of the spirals, os shown, until both ends of the filament meet at the top of the motif.

/ . Moke two coils of 20-gouge silver wire obout X in. long, in the some woy os when making jump rings (see page 16). Thread o length of /-in. black organza ribbon through the first coil, then through the nylon loop, and finally through the second coil. Push both coils up tight cgoinst the nylon loop.

Wire Wrapped Celtic Cross

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This version usesgold wire and red heads, with the motif being suspended from a gold chain interspersed with red beads. lixjkTiment to create your own variations.

O. Make a coiled fish-hook clasp and fastener (see page 20), and attach to the ribbon ends.

9. To finish, squeeze the lost coil with your flat-nose pliers to secure.

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This version usesgold wire and red heads, with the motif being suspended from a gold chain interspersed with red beads. lixjkTiment to create your own variations.

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  • MARTHA
    How to make a cscroll out of wire?
    8 years ago

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