Simple Frame for an Undrilled Stone

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Simple Frame for an Undrilled Stone Pattern


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Jewelry: Simple Frame for an Undrilled Stone
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • how to make a bail
  • coiling wire

Pattern Description:

This is a very quick and easy wrap for an undrilled stone. It works great for crystal points (both single and double terminated) as well as tumbled stones. The pendant pictures only took about 30 minutes to complete. I've done some smaller ones in less time than that. This is a style that is great for men's jewelry because it's simple and not overtly feminine, but can also be worn by women as well.

This lesson assumes you already know how to do a few basic techniques. You will need to know how to coil and how to make a bail. You can use one of many methods for making the bail. The one shown here is only an example.


  • 20g round dead soft or half hard wire (amount depends on size of stone)
  • 28g round dead soft wire (amount depends on size of stone)
  • 1 Undrilled stone (crystal points and tumbled stones work well for this design)

You Will Also Need:

  • Wire Cutters
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Round Nose Pliers

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 1 review)

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Good East y to follow  May 31, 2013

I'd never wrapped wire before in this manner and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to do from the instructions. The it problem I had was keeping the stone in place when taking the wire across, but don't give up!

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*Always accepting tutorial requests! If you see a project of mine that I do not have a tutorial for (and it isn't based on someone else' work) just leave a comment to let me know you would like a tutorial for it. :)

My name is Donna. I've been making "stuff" for as long as I can remember. I began making and selling beadwork at pow wows when I was a teenager, but had to give it up when my ...

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