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Edinburgh Scotland

My passion for jewellery designing and making started 12 years ago with a silversmithing course and I have since embraced other techniques such as stringing, bead weaving, chain maille, resin but my ...

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Secret Locket

from Martine Callaghan
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Secret Locket
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Make loops
  • make spirals
  • handle very long pieces of wire
  • wire wrap

Pattern Description:

Keep the photos of your loved ones secure and close to your heart inside this unique sparkly locket which can be worn either as a pendant or used as a mini double photo frame (it stands neatly on its side when opened).

Combining wirework and bead weaving techniques, this advanced tutorial is not for the faint-hearted. It contains 79 steps illustrated with 118 photos and extensive written detailed directions including how to make the gorgeous crystal woven panels, the hinge, the frames and the clasp.

It is 3cm/1 1/4" square. Other panels of the same size such as bead work, embroidery or tapestry could be substituted on the frames.
118 photos, 79 steps, 44 pages

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3cm/1 1/4" square


  • Materials for the 2 beaded panels:
  • 2m (80 inches) Nylon monofilament (0.35mm or thinner) OR 0.3mm/28ga wire. 16 3mm bicone crystals 24 4mm bicone crystals colour A (pale colour) 16 4mm bicone crystals colour B (dark colour) 24 4mm round beads 8 6mm beads 4 grammes size 11 seed beads (a heaped teaspoonful)
  • Materials for the locket:
  • 46cm/18" 1mm/18ga round wire 210cm/85" 0.3mm/28ga round wire 48cm/19" 0.8mm/20ga round wire

You Will Also Need:

  • Tools:
  • Wire cutters GS Hypocement glue (optional) Round nose pliers Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Nylon jaw pliers Marker pen/ruler Wigjig Olympus with 8 pegs Hammer and block Sticky tape 1 10mm bead (for measuring)