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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

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Mosaic Pendant PDF Tutorial

Mosaic Pendant PDF Tutorial

You never know what to do with those leftover beads, right? Now you do!

You never know what to do with those left-over beads – you know, the orphan beads which usually get gathered in a box, waiting for that inspired day we'll know what to do with "bead soup". This tutorial shows how to use those leftover beads to make this very fashionable and trendy pendant. The effect is similar to a mosaic, or a collage of beads.

More information:

Intermediate Level: requires some basic experience with wire wrapping

19 pages - 41 detailed steps

Materials needed:
  • 3.5 feet of 26 ga soft wire
  • 5 1/3 inches (13cm) of 16 ga soft wire (optional: silver frame in teardrop or other shape)
  • 4 inches 24 ga wire
  • 1 ½ feet of 28 or 26 ga wire (scraps of 4 inches are ok)
  • 25 to 25 beads of varying sizes and shapes between 3 and 8mm – glass, crystals or stone
  • 10 to 15 silver beads of varying sizes between 2 and 4mm
  • 9 3mm garnets for bail
Tools needed:
  • Flush wire cutter
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • 1 to 2 inch thick mandrel or wooden dowel
  • Metallic hammer
  • Anvil or metallic surface
  • Sewing pin

 

 

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