Woven in Wire Jewelry: Acantha Necklace

The show-stopping standout from Sarah Thompson’s awe-inspiring wire jewelry book Woven in Wire, the Acantha necklace is not for the faint of heart. But fear not! The wire jewelry skills you learn throughout this book will prepare you to make this stunning piece.

wire jewelry: Acantha necklace from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Acantha necklace from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

While it is essentially a combination of elements from the Tempest clasp and the Flora pendant, this design has a lot of shifting in the beginning that can make it difficult to get the symmetry just right. Be sure to follow Sarah’s wire jewelry tips and tricks for perfecting symmetry. Combined with patience and practice, it will pay off and the result will be beautiful!

You’ll love the reactions you get when you wear your finished Acantha necklace for the first time. All your hard work will shine through this truly stunning statement pendant.

wire jewelry: Acantha necklace from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Acantha necklace from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Project Details

Pendant shown measures 2-3/4” x 2”.

Materials
14-3/4″ of fine silver 14-gauge wire
13″ of fine silver 16-gauge wire
40″ of fine silver 18-gauge wire
12″ of sterling silver 24-gauge wire
12″ of fine silver 26-gauge wire
25′ of fine silver 28-gauge wire
1 briolette bead
four 4mm beads
sterling silver chain in the length desired
clasp

Tools
ruler
wire cutters
files, needle files
permanent marker
chasing hammer
bench block
1.25 mm hole punch pliers
butane micro torch
cross-lock tweezers
tile or rimmed cookie sheet
quenching bowl
graph paper
scrap paper
pens in two different colors
round-nose pliers
flat-nose pliers
ring mandrel
mallet
sandpaper in graduated grits
pro-polish pads
5mm dowel
beading awl
graph paper
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

Create your own wearable work of wire jewelry art with Woven in Wire!

 


Find this and other wonderful woven wire projects in Woven in Wire!

 

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