My Li'l' Red Dress

Stylish and chic! Reuse an old metal scrap in this unique wire jewelry project.

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So stylish, it’s difficult to believe this pendant is made from a recycled piece of metal! Coil wire around a custom cut piece of recycled metal, and adorn the bottom of this pendant with beautiful teardrop beads. Make your own pendant that is uniquely you with this one-of-a-kind wire jewelry pattern.
Required Materials:
  • 16-gauge copper wire
  • 19-gauge steel binding wire OR 18-gauge copper wire
  • 24-gauge binding wire/steel wire
  • 20-gauge 8mm jump rings
  • Glass dagger or drop beads
  • Gunmetal chain
  • 15mm lobster clasp
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Bent-nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Bench block
  • Nylon hammer
  • Utility scissors
  • Center punch
  • Awl or hole punch pliers
  • Scrap piece of wood
  • Ball-peen hammer
  • Flat file
  • Coarse grit sandpaper
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Pro-Polish Pad
  • Ruler
  • Matte acrylic spray
  • Garden gloves
Technique: Wirework
Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry Aug/Sept 2012

SKU: EP6019

Author/Speaker/Editor: Christine Dunbar

Format: eProject