Techniques: Sculpting, connections
Skill Level: Beginner/All
Yes, you can use a single wire to make an attractive pendant with your favorite, large focal bead! This pattern was developed to show you how quick and easy an elegant design can be, by including the formula so you can use any bead you have. (Providing of course, that it has a large hole!)
Materials: Wire: 18-gauge square NT Brass (formula below) 1 piece of scrap wire, round or square, 3-inches long (or 1-3 inch long headpin).
Beads: 1 large focal bead (example uses 48x25mm flat bead with 2mm diameter hole), 7 or more accent beads of your choice (sample uses 5- 8x5mm carnelian rice, 1- 5mm rhondel and 1- fancy cut carnelian tube).
Tools: Flat, chain and round nose pliers, wire cutters, ruler, marking pen (or any round bail shaping tool), wire twister or pin vise.
Formula: length of bead x 6 = length of 18g wire needed, round "up" (sample used 12-inches)