Isn't this cute? I'm so happy with how it turned out, and what I love best is how versatile this project is! You can do pretty much any word and any color of wrapping. I chose "love" in red :)
You will need:
- Jewelry wire (found at most craft stores)
- Embroidery floss
- Various pliers - needle nosed and round
- Wire cutters
- Jump rings
- Clasp (optional)
First, work with your fingers and rounded pliers to shape the word you choose. Do your best to finish the ends nicely, in a little tiny loop. Then, cut off the excess wire.
Next, tie your embroidery floss at the start of the word. Then, wrap, wrap, wrap until it's all covered up!
Tie a tiny knot at the end and snip off the extra embroidery floss.
Next, fasten one jump ring at each end of your word. Leave the ring open, and attach your chain. Close the jump ring with your needle nosed pliers.
Now, you can choose however long you want your necklace to be. I wanted mine to be a little on the shorter side, so I had to add a clasp. If your necklace is long enough, you won't need on. But, if you're putting one in, simply snip the chain at the mid-way point and add on a jump ring on one end and your clasp on the other. Close the jump rings and you're done!
This took me about an hour, and wire bending is NOT my strongest suit :) I kind of want to make a whole stash of these necklaces...
What word would you make?