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Kenneth City, Florida, USA

Bobbi Maw is a Master Wire Jewelry Artist, and award-winning jewelry designer based in Kenneth City, Florida. With more than 25 years of experience, she has been published in Step by Step Wire ...

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2 Hinged Cages & Locket Pendants

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : 2 Hinged Cages & Locket Pendants
2 Hinged Cages & Locket Pendants
2 Hinged Cages & Locket Pendants
2 Hinged Cages & Locket Pendants
2 Hinged Cages & Locket Pendants
2 Hinged Cages & Locket Pendants

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This is an advanced level tutorial - it assumes you are familiar with basic wire techniques and improvising when needed. It is 28 pages with 67 steps and over 100 crisp, clear photographs. The file size is 2.27MB.
  • Don't be intimidated by the length and number of steps - This tutorial covers 3 FULLY illustrated pieces. While this is an advanced level tutorial, intermediate wire workers with a solid foundation of basic wire wrapping skills can, with patience, complete this design.

Pattern Description:

This tutorial teaches you step by step how to create a basic hinged cage, with or without beaded embellishments. This is a wonderfully versatile design to hold a favorite stone, maybe a love note, or a treasured trinket. Once it is on a chain, it is virtually impossible to come open by accident.

***As a bonus this tutorial also includes 2 COMPLETE step by step variations including a crossed wire and locket style cage.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • size is up to you :))


  • Materials suggested: For a basic Cage 40 inches (101.6cm) 18 or 20 gauge round half-hard wire 9 inches (22.9cm) 20 or 21 gauge square half- hard wire
  • Tools needed: Flat nose pliers Wide nylon jaw pliers Round nose pliers Flush Cutters Ruler (with millimeters) Pen knife Permanent marker (Sharpie) Round wooden dowel (for shaping) Optional: Small Clamp; Bent-nose pliers Square wooden mandrel (piece of 1 by 2)

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