This lesson teaches you how to make a light and airy filigree style pendant. You can easily change the look of this pendant by using different types of charms to hang from it, choosing different metals, or even adding beads in different places.
This lesson calls for 3 “dangles” to hang from the bottom of the pendant. For the pendant I’m making to illustrate the tutorial, I’m using wire wrapped briolettes. However, you can also use bead clusters or other charms as well.
If you need instructions or ideas for making charms for this pendant you will find a free tutorial added to this download, "Briolettes and Bead Clusters".
This lesson is listed as being in the "intermediate" category, however I would say it falls in between "easy" and "intermediate". As such, this would be a great tutorial for jewelry artists who are transitioning between those two stages.
•14” 18 gauge dead soft round wire
•12’ 28 gauge dead soft round wire
•1 4mm-6mm bead
•3 dangles to hang from the bottom of the pendant
•3 jump rings (for this pendant I am using jump rings with a 3mm inner diameter made of 18 gauge wire. You may need a different size depending on the charms you are using)
•Chain nose pliers
•Round nose pliers
•6mm mandrel (or other suitable substitute)
•4mm mandrel (or other suitable substitute)
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