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Sunburst Pendant I


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Learn to weave with wire while making this striking pendant. It is my most popular pendant whether on my neck or in my shop. I will teach you an easy method of wire weaving that I have not seen used anywhere else. I developed this method based on the difficulties my wire students encountered. This method resolves many of these difficulties. There step by step photos in full color and textual descriptions of each step. Very little experience is required. However, some wire experience would be useful. I have taught this successfully to beginners in a classroom setting. Tutorial is over 60 pages long with over 100 full color step by step photos. The photos are high resolutions and can be magnified at least 300% with clarity. The step by step photos are also easily viewed in printed black and white. I would read it on the computer and then pick out and print only the pages that you want to have in front of you while you work. Save and purchase Sunburst I & II as a set here => The optional weaving mandrels are available in my Etsy shop at BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should be able to make a bail. You can use a jump ring or make a figure 8 (infinity loops) or you can make something more complex. This is not covered in this tutorial. You should be able to make a spiral. This skill is covered in many other places and is not included in this tutorial. Oxidizing, antiquing, or apply a patina (optional)

Supplies Needed

  • 4 to 5 feet 24 gauge dead soft wire
  • Flat round center bead about 16mm (5/8") to 30mm in diameter
  • 3 pieces of 6" 18 gauge hard straight wire or 4 Weaving Mandrels

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I love sharing jewelry-making techniques! I also love jewelry making supplies. Craftsy customers get 10% OFF of $10 or more in my jewelry making supplies shop on Etsy at Use coupon code CRAFTSY in your cart before checking out. I write my tutorials assuming that students have no experience. I leave nothing for you to guess about or try to figure out. They contain lots of pages but are filled with full-color step-by-step photos of every detail. With each tutorial I want you to be able gain a new ability that you can use for a lifetime!