Wrapped stone pendant

It is probable that the Celtic tribes would have kept stones as talismans and charms, and this project shows how you could wrap a pebble, semiprecious polished stone or. in fact, anything that does not have a drilled hole to be tlireaded. Die next time you are on vacation, or having a weekend break, look for an interesting stone, piece of bark, or fragment of china or glass and take it home to be wrapped in wire and turned into a pendant as a souvenir of your trip.

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Stones of all shapes and sizes can be lightly wrapped in wire to create striking centerpieces.

2.. Hold the spirol of the top of the stone, flot against the back, and pull the wire down to the base of the stone.

. Wrop the wire around the front and middle of the stone a couple of times, and then bring it around to the top of the front of the stone.

I . Cut a length of 20-gauge silver wire approximately four times the length of the stone. Curl one end into on open spiral (see page 15).

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Stones of all shapes and sizes can be lightly wrapped in wire to create striking centerpieces.

4. Using your fingers, uncoil the spiral at the back.

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Here you can see an alternative version of the etui clasp, which has a wire heart decoration. A sjfiral or threaded bead would look equally attmctiif.

O. Wrap the cut end of the wire around the stem to secure. Cut off any excess and neaten the ends (see page 1 7).

Using your round-nose pliers, form a link at the end of the protruding wire (see page 13). Cut off ony excess wire and neaten the ends (see page 17).

4. Using your fingers, uncoil the spiral at the back.

/ . To form the top bail of the pendant, cut a 5-in. length of 20-gauge silver wire and fold it in half, squeezing the ends together so that the doubled wires run parallel to each other.

<S. Using the ends of your round-nose pliers, curl the doubled-up end of wire into o loop.

f). Holding the loop in your left hand, curl a spiral at each loose end of the wire, curling the spirals outward in opposite directions.

f). Holding the loop in your left hand, curl a spiral at each loose end of the wire, curling the spirals outward in opposite directions.

10. Place the widest port of your round-nose pliers around the wires just past the loop, and bend the wires down to form o hook.

10. Place the widest port of your round-nose pliers around the wires just past the loop, and bend the wires down to form o hook.

11 . Attach the link at the top of the wropped stone into the doubled link on the bail.

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I 2,. Thread a length of jewelry cord through the center of the boil. Moke sure that the spirals are pressed firmly against the front. Make a coiled fishhook clasp and fastener for the cord (see page 20)

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