DIY stone pendants

Posted by on mai 14, 2012 in DIY - Do It Yourself! | 7 Comments

This past weekend, I got lucky: I found, at my house, a forgotten bag of semi-precious polished stones and some metal wire. How convenient, and perfect to create stone pendants I thought! Making them required a bit of dexterity but besides that it’s a quick, easy and fun DIY. Plus, it leaves lots of room for creativity and each piece is guaranteed to be unique. Follow the six quick steps below to create your own!

What you need:

  • Stones (can be any kind; polished, raw, precious etc. click here for more info about rocks and minerals)
  • Artistic wire (copper wire or gauge wire)
  • Pliers
  • Cutters

Start by placing your stone in the middle of your wire so you can wrap it around the stone. Tip: round polished stones are the hardest to wrap because they have no corners and the wire will slip. To ease the first try, use triangular or diamond shaped stones.

Then twist your wire perpendicularly so you can wrap the rest of the stone. (Same technique as wrapping a ribbon around a present box) Make an extra loop around your stone if you feel like it might be too loose and slip. Once both of your wire ends meet, twist them. We’ll use this extra wire to create the hoop.

Twist the wires until you’ve reached the desired length and then make a hoop shape with it. Keep in mind that the longest you twist your wires, the biggest your hoop will be.

Now that you’ve got a hoop shape, use the extra wire to solidify the hoop by wrapping each of the wires once or twice around it.

Cut the extra wires. You’ll have two little ends.

Use the pliers to hide those little ends. And you’ve got your pendant!

You can wear it on a chain, a cord or as a charm on a bracelet, key chain, or, depending on the size, you could probably wrap it around an old flat head ring… endless possibilities!

 

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7 Comments

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