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How to Make a Spiral Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Pendant

How to Make a Spiral Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Pendant


Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas! Hi this is Megan with Beadaholique.com and going to show you how to make this simple spiral sea glass
pendant and I’m just using a sea glass bead and some nice twenty gauge sterling silver wire so it’s really quick and easy.It’s a
really simple wire wrapping project The only wrapping is actually a wrapped wire loop it’s good if your not hugely familiar with doing all this or even if you just on a nice simple
project I’m going to start with just about eight inches of
wire I like to cut a little more than I
need If you find you don’t need that much you
can cut less it is not overly cheap wire take the clean end I just cut
and bead it into a spiral doesn’t have to be perfect either first I’m going to straighten it a little bit if it’s really coiled up you can actually use the the nylon pliers to straighten it This is half hard wire I’m using so it will take a bend relatively easily find the nice flush end you just cut, take some
round nose pliers and just take the very tip of the wire and bend it around when you’re not quite done I’m going to use regular chain nose pliers because I’m going to hammer this so I’m not really worry if it gets a
little tiny bit marked up and it will grip it better so I’m just
gonna take the loop I made and put it into the chain nose and grip that and then just start bending the wire
around and I want my spiral to have a little
bit of room. It doesn’t need to be super tight coils rotate it as you can keep it the way you want it to look. If you want it to be a little
tighter in, you can do it that way too this is very kind of free-form project you can do it whichever way that you like
best I have a bench block and a rubber block to absorb the
shock I’m using a little mallet for this I’m just going to hammer all over the spiral and then just right up next to where the spiral is just to flatten it out then flip it over to the other side when you’re happy with the hammered look and how that is gonna pick a sea glass bead whichever one you want for your pendant. I like this one
it’s almost a nice drop shape decide where you want that spiral to sit right at the end of for my hammering is
great so I’m going to make a bend with my round nose pliers to help that kind of bend nicely around the curve when it goes to that side of the
bead so that’s more a gradual bend then I want it to bend where it’s going to go
into the hole to be more square off. So I’m going to go ahead
and use chain nose pliers and make that bend more squared then at that point it’s a little bit of wiggling around and making it work make this bend in and over a little to center the
spiral over the back piece of wire then I’m going to try it out see how it gaps up a little bit I’m going to go in bend it a little
bit more because I want to sit flat Im going to use my fingers and bend it down flat and then put it back to see if I like the setting I want it over to the side make it the way you want I’m pretty happy with how that is and
where the spiral is and all that so I’m gonna create a wrapped wire loop I’m using wire looping pliers. You can also
just use round nose and chain nose and I want my loop to sit front to back instead of side to side so I’m going to make my loop that way to use it as a bail to hang on
the chain and don’t forget the bead is glass so don’t be too tight onto the bead when you’re doing your
loop otherwise when you tuck the end in you might break the top of the bead you can go ahead and straighten that out and then you can hang it on a chain it’s a really quick and easy way to really showcase a pretty glass bead. Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

52 thoughts on “How to Make a Spiral Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Pendant”

  1. thanks for this video, could you show how to wire wrap sea glass that does not have a hole? that would be great.

  2. The name of the tool is Wire Looping Pliers. You can get the supplies featured in our videos on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  3. I love the look of this particular technique of wire wrapping. The best part is I think I can actually do this and make it look almost as good as you did. 🙂 tfs

    Where do you purchase your sea glass? I've never seen any in my area.

  4. You can get Cultured Sea Glass on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  5. The blue handled chain nose pliers you use in all your videos, what brand are they? I love how defined the tip is. Mine are thicker and makes it hard to get into tight spaces.

  6. The brand of the chain nose pliers is Xuron. You can get them on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  7. The wire is Sterling Silver Wire 20 Gauge Round Half Hard. You can get the wire on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  8. We will add this video to our request list. In the meantime, you could watch our video on "How to do a Wire Wrapped Stone Setting" to see the basic technique for setting a stone without a hole.

  9. The Cultured Sea Glass Flat Freeform Beads that we used in this video come with a hole in them. You can get them on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  10. I'm not sure if you will get to this question or not. It seems this tutorial has been posted for quite some time. However, worth a shot.
    How are you getting the wire hole straight down the middle of the sea glass?
    Or, are you purchasing them all ready drilled?
    I have the means and the tooling, I'm just a wee bit scared to take that leap and drill the length of a piece of glass as oppose to a simple hole in the top.

  11. This video was not helpful to me at all because you did not use real sea glass, as you stated you were in the title of this video also, I am disliking this video for the reasons I have stated and suggest the readers of this do the same.I am highly disappointed in this video

  12. Just one question. I collect a seaglass, but the real one from beaches. It never has a perfect shape and texture. How is it possible that most of the glass used is so perfect? Is it a real seaglass or maybe just the product made in manufactures and bought in bulk?

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