Spiral Diamond Necklace
Cut a piece of 20-gauge soft wire 7-1/2 inches long (as you become more experienced you will be able to use 18-gauge wire.)
Make a loop in one end of this wire.
Straighten the wire using your nylon jaw pliers.
Position pegs 1 and 2 in your jig. Place the initial loop on peg 1 and wrap the wire around peg 2 so that it rests adjacent to the hole for peg 3.
Remove the wire from the jig, add peg 3 and position the wire on the jig on pegs 1 and 3. Now wrap the wire around peg 2 so that it rests adjacent to peg 5.
||Add peg 5. Remove the wire from the jig and replace in the mirror image position. Wrap the wire around peg 5 as you did around peg 2 in Step 4, repeat Steps 4 and 5, adding pegs as you go until all 7 pegs are completed and your wire looks as shown.
||Remove the wire from your jig and then cut any sharp end off your wire tail leaving 3-1/2 to 4 inches of wire. Then using your round-nose pliers make a very small loop at the end of the wire. Using your chain-nose pliers bend the wire around this small loop to form a spiral. When completed your wire component should appear as shown.
Cut eight 2-inch segments of commercial chain.
Connect a segment of commercial chain to either side of your wire component at the loops formed around peg 6 and 7 using a wrapped bead link and one of your beads.
Continue building your chain by connecting segments of commercial chain using wrapped bead links until you have connected four segments of chain to either side of your spiral diamond wire component.
Connect the final segments of commercial chain to your clasp on either side using wrapped bead links. This should make a necklace about 24 inches long.
Connect a bead to the bottom of your spiral diamond wire component using a headpin. Now hold your necklace at arms length and admire the finished product.
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