Donna has been making wire jewelry since 2007. During that time she has had several tutorials published in Wirework Magazine, and in the book "Wire Style 2". Donna specializes in weaving and coiling ...
Donna has been making wire jewelry since 2007. During that time she has had several tutorials published in Wirework Magazine, and in the book "Wire Style 2". Donna specializes in weaving and coiling to add texture and interest to the pieces she makes, while striving to maintain the structural integrity of the work to create functional, wearable pieces of art. You can find her finished pieces at http://www.GailaviraJewelry.com http://www.ShutUpAndCuffMe.com and http://www.GoddessReturn.com .View all patterns by designer (38) »
This lesson teaches you to make a beaded frame for a pendant. Though it is shown on a teardrop shaped bead, it can easily be adapted to work with almost any shape of bead, including crystal points. Also, if you prefer a frame without beads, you can leave them out of the weave for a simpler look. You could even use a different style of weave for the frame.
With a little bit of imagination, and few changes here and there, you can create a limitless number of pieces using the techniques in this tutorial.
The stone used for the pendant I made while illustrating this tutorial is a titanium druzy teardrop. An excellent supplier for the druzy beads used in this design is NeatoThings on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/neatothings (She also sells the gorgeous Solar Quartz beads that I used in one of the sample pendants)