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Hammering wire is a very simple technique that can be used to

create sophisticated and artful jewelry. This necklace is formed of


hammered and wrapped links. Choose a colorful cloisonn bead,
or any bead you like, for the centerpiece. If youd like to make this
piece look more elaborate, you can shape or add beads to the
dangles.
Finished Size: approx. 16" (40.6cm) long
51" (129.5cm) of 18 gauge
round wire
16" (40.6cm) of 22 gauge
round wire
25mm 15mm cloisonn bead
10 jump rings
3
16" (5mm), 18
gauge (see pages 2324 in The
Art of Wire to make your own)
S Clasp (see page 27 in The Art
of Wire to make your own)
Permanent marker
Hammered Wire Links &
Cloisonn Necklace
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materials list
From The Art of Wire by J. Marsha Michler, 2011; Courtesy of F+W Media.
Cut 6" (15.2cm) of 18 gauge wire. Grasp the wire
2" (5.1cm) from the end with round nose pliers and
bend it to form a U shape.
1
Bend the wire again 1
1
2" (3.8cm) from the opposite
end so the wire ends overlap each other. Hammer the
wire to atten (see Hammering on page 18 in The Art
of Wire).
2
Using a permanent marker, mark
1
2" (1.3cm) in from
the rst bend. Cut a 2" (5.1cm) length of 22 gauge
wire and wrap it around the folded wire, centering
the wrap on the mark (see Wrapping on page 17 in
The Art of Wire).
Bend the 1
1
2" (3.8cm) end outward to get it out
of the way. Using 2" (5.1cm) of 22 gauge wire, create
another wrap
1
2" (1.3cm) in from this end, aligning
the end of the wrap with the end of the shorter wire.
3
Use round nose pliers to curl the loose wire end
around the end of the second wrap, forming an end
loop at the same time. Repeat Steps 14 to create a
total of 4 links in this manner.
4
From The Art of Wire by J. Marsha Michler, 2011; Courtesy of F+W Media.
Cut 3" (7.6cm) of 18 gauge wire. Bend the wire 1"
(2.5cm) from the end and form a wrapped loop
(see Wrapped Loops on page 20 in The Art of Wire).
Hammer the dangle to atten it. Create 3 dangles
in this manner.
5
Cut an 18" (45.7cm) length of 18 gauge wire. String
the cloisonn bead on the wire. Using round nose
pliers, bend the wire upward 6" (15.2cm) from the
end, form a loop at the bend, and then bring the wire
end parallel with the piece. Repeat this wire shaping
at the other end, bending the wire downward. Center
the bead and form the wires slightly around the bead.
Hammer the entire wire to atten, moving the bead
as needed, but centering it after hammering.
6
Mark with a permanent marker
1
2" (1.3cm) and 2
1
4"
(5.7cm) from each end. Using 3" (7.6cm) of 22 gauge
wire for each wrap, wrap at each mark, centering
each wrap over the mark and leaving the wire ends
free.
7
String the 3 dangles onto the wire end under the
bead. Shape this end to follow the shape of the bead,
but keep it about
1
8" (3mm) below the bead. Use
round nose pliers to curl the end of the wire around
the wrap at the side of the bead.
8
From The Art of Wire by J. Marsha Michler, 2011; Courtesy of F+W Media.
Bend the other loose end backward, then curve it up
and over the bead, forming a decorative swirl across
the front of the bead. Keep this wire close to the
bead, and curl the end at the other side of the bead.
9
Use 2 jump rings to attach the centerpiece to one
side link, keeping the curled end of the link toward
the front of the necklace. Attach a second link to this
one, then repeat at the other side of the necklace.
Carefully shape each section of the necklace to t
the curve of your neck (only a slight curve in each is
needed). Add a jump ring to each end of the necklace
and add an S clasp.
10
From The Art of Wire by J. Marsha Michler, 2011; Courtesy of F+W Media.