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The Wisdom Keeper Necklace

About this design:

Lapis is said bring clarity and wisdom. This pendant is stunning and easy to make. I have been wanting to create a large funky bail, so I tried these components together and it worked!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need 1 teardrop hoop, 18 gauge gold wire, pliers, 1 lapis side-drilled pendant, and your favorite chain.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
First cut 6" of wire and feed it through the teardrop hoop and the lapis pendant.
Step 2:
Then start wire wrapping up the sides of the hoop. This is a heavier gauge and is a little harder to manipulate, but the end result is a nice clean wrap. Wrap as many times as you would like and cut the wire. Do the same on the other side.
Step 3:
Finished! I added 3 Nunn Design jump rings to create a bail to hang the chain from.

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    desertgirl says:

    Great job on the bail. The chain is so cute. I can’t wait to copy this design. Another winner by Ali. Thanks.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love the contrast of the large focal with the seed bead chain. Very nice.

  3. kye
    kye says:

    This is so cool! Thanks for the instructions.

  4. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Simply LOVE this!

  5. cindyksmith2003
    cindyksmith2003 says:

    I loved this design so much that I made two Fresh Pick boards just for options for it!

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