Wire wrapped gemstone bar
Material: beads, 2 inches 26 gauge wire, chain
Tools: round nose pliers, bent chain nose pliers, chain nose pliers, measuring tool
The gemstone bar is a trending style that is versatile and just a slight adaptation from basic wire wrapping. You can use any type of fully drilled beads to create the gem bar and combined with other techniques, you can create unique jewelry with securely fastened gemstones. Using basic wire wrapping technique, the gem bar is a simple and elegant way to display those gorgeous gemstones we love so much.
This demonstration will show a 1 inch gemstone bar, however you can make your bar as long or as short as you like simply by adding beads or taking away beads and shortening length of wire.
Step 1: Use chain nose pliers and bend the wire at with a 3/4 inch tail, creating a 90-degree angle
Step 2: Use the round nose pliers and create a loop bringing the tail around the plier tip
Step 3: String the chain through the tail, letting it fall into the loop.
Step 4: Grip the loop with the chain nose pliers, and with the bent chain nose pliers, begin to wind the tail around the base of the loop, making 2-3 coils
Step 5: Secure the end of the tail tightly to the coil
Step 6: Cut the wire leave 1.5 inches for the gem bar and you final loop
Step 7: String your beads onto the wire making a 1 inch bar
Step 8: Grip the tail with the chain nose pliers leaving 3mm beside the last bead
Step 9: With the chain nose pliers, make another 90 degree bend
Step 9: Use the round nose pliers and grip the bend at its angle, take the tail and wrap over the plier tip creating a loop ( make sure you loop in the same area as the first loop to ensure the same size loop)
Step 10: Coil the wire around tightening the beads