Lampwork Bead Necklace Project with Wire Wrap
About This Design
Time: Approximately 1-2 hours
Level of Difficulty: All Levels (with Basic Wire Wrapping Knowledge)
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected.
Approximately $30-35 as shown.
This is a fun necklace with carefree wire squiggles
that are alternated with some bright lampwork glass beads. Want to make this necklace, or a variation of it for yourself?
Let's get started!
Notes: Decide how long you want your necklace to be.
I went for a standard 16 inch length, (less the added length for your choice of clasp).
- Fine 14KT GF wire (I am using half hard 24 gauge)
- Clasp of your choice. Here I am using a 14KT
gold filled toggle clasp
- About 12 medium sized glass beads of your
choice. Here I am using 12mm lampwork glass beads and rectangle window
- 1 focal point charm bead. Here I am using a
dichroic glass heart bead
Need Supplies? Check my Jewelry Supply pages to find what you need!
Begin creating wire wrap squiggles. Using round nose
pliers, wrap the wire back and forth creating a random squiggle pattern as large
or small as you wish for your design. Use a bead board or ruler to
determine length of components so you can make sure your necklace will be the
desired final length.
Using a basic wire wrap loop (see
instructions), connect the wire squiggle components to lamp work
glass beads, alternating beads in your design.
Connect the clasp and focal bead
Connect one end of a glass bead to the toggle clasp components
using wire and your pliers. Attach the focal bead using a basic wire wrap
loop to the round portion of the toggle clasp so it slides and hangs
freely. That's it!