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Feelingstone on craftsy.com
Hermiston, Oregon

We have been doing wire work for about 10 years or better. I saw my first piece of wire wrapped jewelry at a Rock and Gem show. I fell in love with all the pendants and rings all wrapped in wire. I ...

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Scrape Metal Links Bracelet or Pendant

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Scrape Metal Links Bracelet or Pendant
Scrape Metal Links Bracelet or Pendant Scrap Metal Links Necklace
Scrape Metal Links Bracelet or Pendant Scrap Metal Links Bracelet

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use of some knowledge using jewelry tools and wire

Pattern Description:

Waste not, want not. When you make jewelry using wire and/or metal sheet/strips, you almost always end up with left-over pieces from the projects you have made. After a while, you will see your amount of scraps growing. Don't throw them away, what is now bits of scrap, can be made into new, beautiful and unique, pieces of jewelry.
This tutorial will show you how to use those scraps to make beautiful beads, instead of letting them go to waste.
By recycling your scraps this way, you will not only feel good about creating less waste, you will also save money by using materials that would otherwise be discarded.
You will learn how to turn waste into values with this tutorial. It will give you detailed step-by-step instructions, with large, clear pictures and lots of suggestion of how to make the pictured project.
If you don't have enough scraps yet, you can, of course, include new, previously uncut, pieces of metal and/or wire, or make the project from entirely new materials.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Make to your Size.


  • Flush cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Bail Pliers (8mm tubular jaw)
  • Metal block
  • Chasing hammer
  • Buffing pad, if antiquing
  • Antiquing method, as and if desired
  • Black permanent marker
  • Ruler

You Will Also Need:

  • Steel wool 00 aught
  • 24ga (~0.5mm) metal scraps, any metal
  • 18ga (~1mm) scraps of wire, any metal
  • 16ga (~1.3mm) scraps of wire, any metal