Woven in Wire Jewelry: Aries Pendant

Practice your wire weaving symmetry skills with the Aries pendant from Sarah Thompson’s amazing book Woven in Wire. It’s a whimsical wire jewelry design that’s stunning without being too formal. You’ll find that the deep swirls and curls allow for the long lines of wire weaving that really stand out.

wire jewelry: Aries pendant by Sarah Thompson from Woven in Wire

Aries pendant by Sarah Thompson from Woven in Wire

Fine wire weaving is done with 28- to 30-gauge wires, which are almost as fine as sewing thread! Juxtaposed in this wire jewelry design, the base wires being sculpted, formed, and woven on are 14-gauge wire. Be sure to check your symmetry after each new shaping, and then pay extra attention to how you are hammering to ensure that you stay symmetrical.

With fully illustrated instructions and Sarah’s expert wire jewelry guidance, adding new skills like weaving fine wire and sculpting heavy-gauge wire to your repertoire has never been so easy. Sarah’s step-by-step instructions make wire weaving so accessible, you’ll want to start the next project right away.

wire jewelry: Aries pendant by Sarah Thompson from Woven in Wire

Aries pendant by Sarah Thompson from Woven in Wire

Project Details

Pendant shown measures 2” x 2-1/4”.

Materials
4-1/2″ of fine silver 14-gauge wire
7″ of fine silver 16-gauge wire
13″ of fine silver 18-gauge wire
28″ of sterling silver 24-gauge wire
6″ of fine silver 26-gauge wire
22′ of fine silver 30-gauge wire
1 round 6 mm pearl
1 briolette 12 mm pearl

Tools
ruler
wire cutters
permanent marker
flat-nose pliers
ring mandrel
round-nose pliers
chasing hammer
bench block
files, needle fi les
sandpaper in graduated grits
butane micro torch
cross-lock tweezers
tile or rimmed cookie sheet
quenching bowl
3 mm dowel (optional)
10 mm dowel
ring mandrel
beading awl
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

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