Fall Jewelry Trends: Chunky Beads & Wire





Twisted Coils Jewelry Set by Katie Hacker
Make your own gorgeous coils using fancy round German Style Wire in this nature-inspired jewelry set. When I created it, I was thinking about fall leaves and fall fashions. Get your BIG beads on with this multi-technique project!

Materials
Necklace – 21" long
Bright .018" diameter Beadalon 19
22-gauge silver fancy round German-Style Wire
2 silver #1 Beadalon crimp beads #JFC1S-2.0G
2 silver lines crimp covers
silver toggle clasp
30 silver head pins
4 silver 8mm jump rings
19 jasper 8mm rounds
9 smoky AB 6mm glass v-cuts
6 jasper nuggets

Earrings – 2" long
22-gauge silver fancy round German-Style Wire
2 silver head pins
2 silver 8mm jump rings
2 silver kidney ear wires
19 jasper 8mm rounds
9 smoky AB 6mm glass v-cuts
6 jasper nuggets

Tools
Round-nose pliers #201A-104
Chain-nose pliers #201A-101
Wire cutters #202A-105
Crimping tool
Coiling Gizmo with small mandrel

Instructions
Necklace
1. Use a coiling tool or a bamboo skewer to coil the entire 5M length of fancy round wire.
2. Cut two 5 ½" lengths of coiled wire.
3. Open a jump ring and pass it through a piece of leftover, coiled wire. (As you pass the wire onto the ring, you'll need to trim the coiled wire so that it will cover the entire ring while allowing the ring to close.) Repeat this step for four rings total.
4. String 15 jasper beads and 15 glass beads onto separate head pins. Make a wrapped loop on each dangle.
5. Cut two 22" lengths of Beadalon wire, hold them together and pass them through: 5 ½" wire coil; glass bead; ring; 8mm; ring.
6. Pass through a nugget, three glass and three 8mm beads; repeat until all nuggets are strung.
7. After the last nugget, pass through: ring; 8mm; ring; glass bead; 5 ½" coil so the necklace is symmetrical.
8. Use crimp beads to attach half of the clasp to each end of the necklace. Attach a crimp cover to each.

Earrings
1. Open a jump ring and pass it through a piece of leftover, coiled wire from the necklace. Repeat for a matching ring.
2. Cut the remaining coiled wire in two equal lengths.
3. Pass each head pin through: 8mm bead, jump ring, glass bead, coiled wire.
4. Make a basic loop on each head pin and attach one loop to each ear wire.

-Katie Hacker
Beadalon Design Team Member

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