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Wire flower necklace and bracelet

Use a wire jig to shape one-of-a-kind blooms
Wire flower necklace and bracelet

This project,  focusing on organic designs, fits my sensibility to a T! I wondered how I could accomplish that with my Now That’s a Jig!, a tool for making geometric shapes and repeatable components. As with any tool in the hands of an artist, the jig becomes an extension of that maker’s vision, so my organic-ness burst through anyway. The flower form is a go-to shape for me; it’s as natural to me as nature itself. 

Supplies

necklace 17 in. (43 cm) 

  • 78 in. (1.99 m) 20-gauge wire
  • 11–14 in. (28–36 cm) chain, 3–4 mm links
  • 4 5–6 mm jump rings
  • lobster claw clasp
  • Now That’s a Jig!
  • chainnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
bracelet
  • 26 in. (66 cm) 20-gauge square wire
  • 8–10 in. (20–25 cm) chain, 2–3 mm links
  • 3 5 mm jump rings
  • lobster claw clasp
  • Now That’s a Jig!
  • chainnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Supplies from Brenda Schweder, brendaschweder.etsy.com. Check your local bead store for supplies. 

Instructions

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Step 1
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Step 2

1. Set up nine pegs in a jig as shown.

2. Cut a 26-in. (66 cm) piece of wire. Make a right-angle bend 1 1⁄2 in. (3.8 cm) from one end. With the tail pointing upward, wrap the working wire around two petal pegs in opposite directions to make a figure 8.

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Step 3
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Step 4

3. Make two figure 8s around an adjacent petal peg and the peg across from it.

4. Make two figure 8s around the last pair of petal pegs, bringing the wire toward the stem peg.

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Step 5
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Step 6

5. Wrap the wire around the stem peg. Make a figure 8 around the two leaf pegs.

6. Twist the working wire and tail together. Trim the excess wire. Use chainnose pliers or your fingers to push the petals of the flower together. Remove the flower from the jig.

For complete project instructions, click here to download & print this PDF.

Wire flower necklace and bracelet duo
Daisy duo
To connect two flowers in a pendant, twist and curve each stem. Then use jump rings to connect the two flowers. Attach suede lace for a pop of color.
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