How to make a stone necklace? Learn how to make a stone necklace with this tutorial! Have you reviewed the beautifully designed guides?
How to use simple spiral cage technology to wind stones. If you have beautiful stones or sea glass without holes but want to turn it into a necklace. This is the easiest way!
How to make a stone necklace video？
Materials for making stone necklaces:
- Steel Wire Wrapped Stone-Spiral Cage
- -0.8mm wire
- Chain pliers
- Round nose pliers
Notes on winding stones:
You will find that there are always more sharp lines at the ends of the winding stones. I tell you if you don’t want the sharp ends to stick out to scratch your skin or pierce your clothes. Then, use pliers to flatten the ends or plug them into existing wires.
A very simple winding technique. If you want a more “messy” look? Then you can continue working. Because it will not affect work even in a messy situation. Alternatively, you can wind several coils around each other. Then work neatly.
Usually, you will use very fine wire weaves. And weaving around thicker wire. However, if you want the coil to be thicker here. Then you can use a thicker wire to keep the braid open and loose. Just like coiling, a little mess can increase the artistic flavor of the stone necklace.
Some notes about making selection materials:
The wires should be soft. Because softer wires are easier to bend. And more neatly wound. Also easy to use. You will also find them easier to mark. That’s why I recommend that you have nylon pliers and non-serrated chain-nose pliers. Because nylon pliers are too clumsy.
Natural precious metals (copper, silver, gold, filled gold) are usually softer than steel, brass, and other cheap metals. However, they can be expensive. Copper is a good “starter line” because it is very soft and easy to use, but the price is still affordable.
Refers to the thickness of the wire. The higher the specifications, the thinner the wires. Although I would definitely recommend that you take all 12-28 wire gauges seriously in order to perform the winding. But for beginners, this may not be realistic. Therefore, I recommend that you use the 16th, 20th, and 24th meters conveniently. For most projects, a 20-inch thickness is a good intermediate thickness.
How to make a stone necklace steps?
Step 1. Find a jewelry line in a hardware store
One of the best places to look for wires is your local hardware store. And if you don’t mind using copper, steel or aluminum wires. These materials are excellent choices for wire-wrapped pendants.
You can usually buy wires from a hardware store or online.
Step 2. Select a stone to wrap
Cut two 24-gauge wires. Make sure that each wire is at least 5 inches in length. The number of wires cut will depend on the size of your stone. The stones here are wider than 1/2 inch by 1 inch high. For heavier stones, you can choose to use a thicker 22 gauge wire.
You will need some basic wire processing tools such as pliers, chain nose and round nose pliers. If you have bail or step pliers, they can also replace round-nose pliers.
Step 3. Cross and twist the two wires at the midpoint.
This twist will form the side of the pendant.Takes a bit of practice to appear . Although for these types of pendants, they are very free and natural.
Hold the wire with your thumb and index finger. Move the wire near the intersection. And rotate your wrist 1/2 circle. You need two wires entangled with each other. Instead of winding one wire into a coil and winding it around another.
Step 4. Align the wire to the stone
Hold the twisted pair along the side of the stone. Then place the stone between the two lines. And make sure the wire is under the wide point of the stone. Then smooth the wires before and after the stone to the other side. There is more distortion there.
Step 5. Form the strands into a basket
First tighten the wire on the other side of the stone to secure it. It is easier to remove the stone and complete the twist.
Step 6. Finish the wire basket base
Complete the length of the stranded wire. Until the same length as the other side. Or the right length aligned with the side of the stone. At this point, you have formed a barbed wire basket.
Barbed wire baskets hold the polished stones in place. The twist will rise along the sides of the stone.
Step 7. Fixing the stones
Fix the stone in place. Separate the wires and take one wire from each side. Then connect them back and forth. You can add them so they can pass through the surface of the stone as decoration. Or you can try shaping the wire to follow the outline of the stone. And as unobtrusive as possible. This example keeps the wires covered with stone to a smallest. To show the beautiful color changes in the stone.
Step 8. Twist together
Twist the front and back of the wire together to secure the stone. Continue twisting the remaining wires. Until at least one inch of twisted pair. The extra twisted pair is used to form a single wire. Later rings used to form pendant suspension
Step 9. Fasten the wires
This is a side view of the wire basket. First bend a wire at a 90-degree angle. Then wind it around another wire. The winder needs to tighten the stone and the surrounding wire.
Step 10. Finish the winding and trim the ends
Wrap the wire at least once or twice with another twisted pair. Trim the ends somewhere on the side or back of the pendant. Then you can’t see it. If possible, plug the wires in. The other thread will be used to make a wrap ring for pendants.
Step 11. Parcel loop
Bail forceps are a great tool for making collars. The ail pliers are round-nose pliers with two barrels. The dimensions of the two barrels are the same along the entire length of the barrel. Rather than tapering like round-nose pliers.
Bail pliers are perfect for making jump rings and coils. They are one of the best tools for jewelry making. It has five basic wire processing tools. Guns with only two barrel sizes are perfect for making hooks. And the pliers with many size barrels can well meet other wire forming needs. Especially ear line.
Wrap the wires under the ring to secure the wires. Wrap the new wire around the wrap. To secure another wire. This can form a heavier wrap, resulting in beautiful decorative elements. It also helps secure the wires and hides the ends.
Finally: adjust wires, add chains
Adjust the wires to ensure that the stone is firm. Whether the wires are loose during packing. The wires can be tightened with round-nose pliers. Grasp a wire between the jaws. Then twist it with pliers. This will add a small kink to the wire. But this will also tighten the wires around the stone.
If you find this a bit complicated. Let’s decorate some beautiful pre-made pendant frames. It is also ideal for adding undrilled stones.
This is how to make a stone necklace without drilling. I also provide many tutorials for different necklace making. So if you are interested, please comment below or send me a message in the form! Want more modern craftsmanship, creative inspiration and exquisite ready-made jewelry?