24 gauge copper sheet – 3x3 inches
Shipwreck Beads materials
20 gauge silver or Artistic wire – or combination of metals –
craft wire metal finish (20CW812 - 20CW856)
Chinese symbols (PW580-S – PW591-S)
Gunmetal jump rings (FI208-TS)
Hishi copper small ring beads (TR38 AC)
Metal Beads – discs (ME917)
Pewter beads and charms leaf(PW566-S)
Swarovski cut crystal beads (3CR – 96 CR – variety)
Bead spacer sterling (4F195-SS)
Natural beads - wood (70WO151) coco hishi – (5SH156)
Chain (CX810 – 855 – variety)
Hammer and anvil
Metal snips or cutters
Metal hole punch
Beadalon® Wire cutters
Beadalon® Round nose pliers
Beadalon® Chain nose pliers
STEP #1 - Cut from the copper sheeting 1 piece ½ inch x ¼
inch x 1 ½ inch piece with rounded edges. This piece will be used
as the top for the cascading wire work necklace.
Cut 3 small random shapes, charm like pieces.
STEP #2 - Hammer (forge) edges to create a deckled effect on all the cut
STEP #3 - lay out design and arrange the charms beads and copper in the
order you want them to be on the necklace.
STEP #4 – Cut wire in 2-3 inch lengths.
STEP #5 - Begin to assemble the necklace by making wrapped loops on one
side of the length of wire. Thread on beads and make another wrapped loop
on the other end.
STEP #6 - Add the copper by punching 2 holes on each end of the pieces
and connecting them to the wrapped loop segments.
STEP #7 - Connect the segments together by wrapped loops adding beads
STEP #8 - Once the charms or forged copper are added to the ends of the
cascades, punch holes on the top edge of the copper to hold the neck chain.
STEP # 9 - Cut length desired for the neck chain and attaché to
the copper piece with jump rings.