Today I am very excited to introduce another new guest to you, Bev from Linkouture. Bev has joined my Creative Team, and she is a talented jewelry designer. I own a bracelet and she has lots of great pieces in her Etsy shop. However, if you read her blog, you will find that she is also a whiz at time management — she really has to be, as a mom to an adorable little girl, blogger, AND business owner! She’ll be sharing some of those tips with us as the year goes on. Please take a minute after you leave here today to stop over and visit her at her blog, and follow her on social media as well.
These spiral pendant necklaces are a great jewelry tutorial for beginner jewelers and make a beautiful gift idea!
I have been making jewelry for as long as I can remember. What’s great about this spiral pendant necklace is you don’t need years of experience making jewelry — I promise this jewelry tutorial is incredibly easy to follow. Plus it makes a beautiful gift!
[contextly_sidebar id=”Rdnoy92hQBQABFhPBvpFsZunj1Nlgr8D”]You can vary it up using different metals or color rings. For example, you can use aluminum rings in multiple colors for a teenage girl or use gold jump rings to make a gift for a special birthday or holiday (or simply to treat yourself!).
Jewelry Tutorial: How to Make a Spiral Pendant Necklace
To make this necklace you will need:
- 2 pairs of flat nose pliers
- 5 large jump rings (I use 7.0 mm ID sterling silver jump rings)
- 4 small jump rings (I use 3.5 mm ID sterling silver jump rings)
- 2 tiny jump rings (I use 2.2 mm ID sterling silver jump rings)
- length of wire (for an 18-inch necklace, I use about 17 1/2 inches)
- 1 small lobster clasp
To get started on the pendant, take the five largest jump rings (7.0 mm) and close one of them (you know it’s closed well when it makes a click sound and the two ends are flush).
Take a second one and loop it through the first jump ring and close it tight.
Hold the two jump rings so that they are flat against each other with a small opening between them, kind of like you are making a venn diagram (I know, who would have thought a jewelry tutorial would involve something you probably haven’t used since high school).
Take a third jump rings and loop it through that opening where first two jump rings overlap. Now close up that jump ring.
You’re going to do the same thing again, but hold two of the rings together and make a venn diagram with the third ring. Link the fourth large jump ring through this opening and close it up.
One last time. Hold three of the jump rings together and make a venn diagram with the fourth jump ring. Link the fifth and last jump ring through that opening close it up.
To complete the pendant, take one of the smaller jump rings (3.5 mm ID) and loop it through the five rings. Close it it nice and tight with the pliers. I like to add a second smaller ring as well, but you can just use the one.
Now to make the actual necklace! Loop the really tiny jump ring (2.2 mm) onto one end of the chain, and then loop it through ring on the end of the lobster clasp. Close the ring so it is nice and secure.
String on the pendant, making sure to go through the small jump rings (3.5 mm) so that the pendant hangs down.
Once it is strung on, loop another tiny jump ring (2.2 mm) on the other end of the chain and close it.
Loop the small jump ring (3.5 mm) through the tiny one and close. (This is where you will hook on the clasp.)
That’s it, you are done! Your spiral pendant necklace is ready to be worn or wrapped in a nice box and gifted.
You can also find similar necklaces for sale in my Etsy shop.
Bev Feldman is a creative entrepreneur and a mom to one adorable toddler (not that she’s biased or anything). She makes handcrafted modern and elegant jewelry for women with a focus on chainmaille with a feminine twist and blogs about her adventures in running a small business while being a stay-at-home mom. She has an affinity for all things handmade and loves to travel. She even spent 5 months backpacking around South America right after she got married! You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinteres