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The Claw pendant

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : The Claw pendant
The Claw pendant
The Claw pendant
The Claw pendant

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This is an intermediate tutorial, it would be helpful to already know the basics of wirework, for example forming a loop, however detailed instruction and step by step photos are included

Pattern Description:

This lesson teaches you how to make a Dragon or Falcon claw pendant. This design uses two contrasting weaves, one for the bail or leg and the other (the rainbow weave) is used to form the foot, covering half of the bead. This is a very quick design to make using minimal materials, making it the perfect gift idea.

This design also lends itself to earrings, by making a matching pair and adding earwires and jump rings, you have yourself an unusual and stylish set of jewellery.

The last picture in the sequence is of the back

This is an intermediate tutorial with 28 detailed steps over 12 pages and lots of clear, colour photos.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The pendant measures 3/4" tall and 1/3" wide.


  • 6 1/4" 20 gauge half hard round wire
  • 58" 28 gauge soft or half hard round wire
  • 1 8mm round stone bead
  • 3 2mm round silver beads

You Will Also Need:

  • Long nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Nylon jaw pliers
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Inspired as a child to make jewellery when I was bought a bead weaving loom one Christmas, my style has changed dramatically over the years, from simple strung necklaces into what you ...

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