Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DIY wrap wire: this star is mine

Summer: light weight fabrics, tan skin, sandals and... what's missing?
... A cool, sparkly, big jewelry piece around your neck.
... And if it's shaped like a star, even better :) !

I made my own.

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--> You need:
* glass beads
* natural pearls
* 6mm Swarovski Crystal Beads in different shades
* moon stone beads 

--> How-to / tutorial:

* start by drawing a star on a piece of paper, including a ring on the top, this will be the pattern you'll be using to bend the 18 gauge HH wire in shape
* once the star and the ring on top (to make it as a pendant) is done, twist one end of the wire around the next part of the star few times so it won't get undone
* cut the wire and eventually twist it again so it won't pinch you, nor your clothes ;)



* take the 28 DS wire and wrap it in one of the junction of the star
* start beading the big stones first, scattered around (this will give you a sort of spider-web so you will have plenty of wrapping spots for the smaller stones and the beads)
* bead some of the small glass beads on the 28 DS wire (5 or 6 at the time), wrap it onto the structure of the star, bead some more, until you'll be happy with the result!

This is how the back of my star looks like!
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... and if you'll make one, you know to snap a picture and send it over here, right?

enjoy the summer!
xox, d.



keep in touch! 

7 comments:

  1. This is so cute. My sister would love a pendant like this. I guess I'd better get busy making her one! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful!! Thanks for commenting on my blog too!

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  3. What a pretty star! Great tutorial - Glad I found you from the Thrifty Nifty Linky. I posted something too! Hugs, Antonella :-)

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  4. Very cute!
    Thanks for sharing this as well!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  5. This would be a great Christmas tree ornament! Thanks!

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