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Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

I'm a self-representing Cape Breton wire artist with a dozen years of experience writing clear instructions for online, adult learners. I love curriculum development almost as much as I love making ...

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SALE! Hand Woven Neck Wire

from Gayle Bird Designs
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : SALE! Hand Woven Neck Wire
SALE! Hand Woven Neck Wire
SALE! Hand Woven Neck Wire
SALE! Hand Woven Neck Wire
SALE! Hand Woven Neck Wire
SALE! Hand Woven Neck Wire

Pattern Description:

Sometimes, a chain just isn't fancy enough. And when you use non-tarnish / artistic wire, it can be frustrating when your findings don't match your work. So, after plenty of experimentation I managed to come up with an easily repeatable and measurable method of creating a fancy, sturdy alternative to pre-made chains!

Along with the step-by-step techniques for making this gorgeous neck wire, you'll also learn:

How to make an integrated wire clasp.
How to create loops without tools or jigs.
How to create the perfect wire twist.

More than two dozen precisely explained steps and nearly 40 close-up, sharp photos will ensure you are never left confused.

The final product can be the base for a more elaborate neckpiece, or you can use a bail to create an interchangeable alternative to a chain.

This neck wire will help you add value to your designs and is a great up-sell addition to your special pendants!

Edit March 1, 2013: It's my birthday and I'm having a sale!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • With this pattern you can make a necklace (or bracelet) of any length - I'll show you how!


  • 18ga wire (4x the desired length of your finished design - at least 64")
  • Roundnose pliers and/or bailmaking pliers
  • Chainnose pliers or Bent nose pliers
  • Flush Cutters
  • A nylon or rubber hammer/mallet
  • A hammering surface or anvil

You Will Also Need:

  • Patience and a sense of whimsy!