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TIRED OF LOOKING at page after page of messy, poorly finished, amateurish jewelry, then suffering through half-explained techniques? Want to walk away with new skills instead of a new ...

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Calypso Pendant, Clasp

from Shaktipaj Designs Tutorials
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Calypso Pendant, Clasp
Calypso Pendant, Clasp
Calypso Pendant, Clasp
Calypso Pendant, Clasp
Calypso Pendant, Clasp

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Simple wrapped loops, basic wire handling

Pattern Description:

Swirled, curled, and looped wire was never so gorgeous - or so easy!!!
The tutorial includes complete and detailed instructions for learning how to make all the items pictured - a pendant, a clasp, a pearl enhancer finding, and a ring. Like getting 4 tutorials for the price of 1!!!

The method for creating this beautiful clasp is unbelievably simple, creating a visually stunning piece that lends itself to many different pieces of jewelry.

Both visual learners and those who read all the text will love this tutorial. Presented in easy to understand, step-by-step comprehensive format, with over 75 clear and close photos. Numerous tips and troubleshooting make this project easy to finish and help you create your own personal variations.
This tutorial is written as an Intermediate project: great for expanding and perfecting your skill set! You won't believe the compliments you'll get!


Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • this pendant measures about 1 inch wide. Complete instructions are given for scaling the piece up or down.


  • 24in. (61cm) 22g wire,
  • 18in. (36cm) 22g or 24g craft or scrap wire
  • 21in. (54cm) 26g or 28g wire (I like 28g for this, but 26g works well, too )
  • 7in. (18cm) 16g wire
  • One 12mm Swarovski rivoli button
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • nylon jawed chain nose pliers
  • one pair of double pointed knitting needles Size 1 (US) or 2.25mm
  • an awl or fat pointed sewing needle in a pin vise (my personal favorite tool!)
  • pencil or pen marker (will also be used as a mandrel)
  • Ruler with metric markings

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional file, sandpaper or rotary tool,
  • You CAN make substitutions! Use a bead instead of the Swarovski button for different looks!