Round and flatnose piers Wire cutters

How Make Celtic With Wire

. Using the tips of your round-nose pliers, curl the very ends of the doubled-up wires into o circle, trying to keep the wires parallel to each other. Continue forming an open spiral on each side, curling them in toward each other so that they meet in the center. Leave just over '/- in. of wire uncurled ot each end, to form the links.

1 . Cut eight 9-in. lengths of 20-gauge silver wire. Using the tips of your round-nose pliers, bend the wire about 2 in. from the end. Thread two block seed beads onto the unbent end, and then bend this end, os shown.

2,. Using your flat-nose pliers, squeeze the doubled wires together.

O. Holding each link in turn with your flat-nose pliers, carefully twist them through 90* so that they face each other.

(). Open up the links at the top of each unit, and hook them over the bar of the next unit, so thot the beads are in between. Close the links with your flat-nose pliers. Connect four units together for each side of the bracelet.

Celtic Nose Ring

(). Open up the links at the top of each unit, and hook them over the bar of the next unit, so thot the beads are in between. Close the links with your flat-nose pliers. Connect four units together for each side of the bracelet.

/ . Make two large jump rings (see page 16). Thread one block seed beod onto each one, then thread the jump ring through the top links of the lost doubled-spiral unit on each side of the strop, trapping the bead in between.

(S. To make the hook of the fastener, cut a 4-in. length of 20-gauge silver wire. Fold it in half, ond squeeze the doubled wire together with your flat-nose pliers. Curl the doubled wire around the shaft of your round-nose pliers to form o hook, ond then curl the very end up into a little "lip."

*r. Pull the ends of the wire around the outside of the spirals so that they protrude on each side. If the wires ore too long, cut off any surplus with your wire cutters; they should |ust extend past the top of the spirals. Form these extending wires into small links (see page 13).

O. Holding each link in turn with your flat-nose pliers, carefully twist them through 90* so that they face each other.

122 Attissomis

. Twist the stem of doubled wire, just under the hook, ond separate the two ends of wire. Using the tips of your round-nose pliers, form a link at the end of each wire (see page 13). Using your flot-nose pliers, twist the links through 90° so that they are at right angles to the hook.

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The eye of ¡he clasp needs to be at right angles to the hook in order for the bracelet to sit Jht on your wrist when it is worn.

LU. To moke the eye of the fastener, cut a 3-in. length of 20-gouge silver wire. Wrap the center of the wire around the fattest part of your round-nose pliers to form o circle, and twist the wire just underneoth. Seporate the wires underneath the twist and, using your round-nose pliers, form a link at the end of each wire (see page 13). Attach the hook to the last unit of one section of chain, ond the eye to the last unit of the other section, with two seed beads between the links.

Wire Bead Celtic Jewelry

jig patterns

The patterns shown here are based on a jig in which the holes are arranged in horizontal rows. If your jig has holes arranged on the diagonal, simply rotate it until the holes are aligned as shown below. For more information on using a jig. turn to page 12.

Shawl stick pin (page 34)

Curl the wire oround the pegs os shown, following the direction of the arrows and returning to the center peg between 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8.

Wire Jewelry Jig Patterns

Lindisfame Choker (page 80)

Curl the wire around the pegs os shown, following the direction of the orrows.

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Responses

  • joonas h
    How large of a gauge wire to use a wire twisting pier?
    4 years ago
  • Sinit Osman
    How to twist wire with flat nose pliers?
    4 years ago
  • robin
    How to make chain using wire round hooks?
    1 year ago

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