Make a beautiful Beaded Frame Pendant for Mother’s Day – or for yourself! Follow these simple directions and you can make a handmade gift that mom will treasure. Isn’t it pretty?
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Beaded Frame Pendant
- Craft wire – 16 gauge and 24 gauge
- Craft pliers – cutting, looping and flat nose pliers
- Seed beads
Hold the wire from its open end and create a small loop at that end with the help of the looping pliers.
Leave 3/4″ straight (or decide any measurement you want and leave half of that measurement) and then bend the wire to 90 degrees, to the opposite direction of the loop. 3/4″ is the half of the pendants’ width (total width will be about 3/4″).
Decide the height of the pendant; mine is 1.5″. Leave 1.5″ straight and bend the wire into 90 degrees again, towards the same direction (counter-clockwise). Leave 1.5″ straight again and bend wire into 90 degrees again.
Leave 3/4″ straight and then bend the wire into 90 degrees, bringing the wire back to the loop; this is the last bend. Keep about 3/4″ extra and then cut off wire from the bundle.
Coil the 3/4″ extra wire twice below the loop.
Cut off extra wire after coiling, if required.
Take a long piece of 22 gauge wire (about 7 3/4″ will do) and coil the wire 2 times around any one of the vertical side bars of the frame at the bottom.
Select the beads of your choice and insert seed beads into the 22 gauge coiled wire through its open end. Bead until the length reaches the width of the pendant.
After you’re done beading, coil the open end of the 22 gauge wire around the adjacent side bar of the frame to secure the beading. Bring the wire to the opposite vertical side bar again.
Coil the open end of the wire around the bar 2 times and bring the wire to the opposite side bar again. Continue to coil the wire around one side bar and then bringing back to the opposite, vice versa.
While coiling the wire around the side bars make sure to add beads as well. You can bead each time you bring the wire to the other side or may also leave a few lines empty, however you like it.
Once you’re done beading coil the wire around the side bar 2-3 times and cut off extra wire if required.
Attach a jump ring with the pendant through its loop and wear it a chain necklace or string necklace.
Congratulations, you’ve made a Beaded Frame Pendant!