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Nested Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Sondra Barrington
Nestling a favorite gemstone, special crystal or found object into an accommodating wire home makes a delightful pendant.
Loosely chaos-wrap a ball shape with the copper wire. Flatten the middle to make a nest for the bead.
Before nestling the bead or object in place, apply patina to the wire ball, extra wire, toggle clasp and bail.
Use 3-6" of additional wire to secure the object in the nest. Re-shape the wire ball as necessary, and then embed your object into place.
Use adhesive to attach the nest to the bail. For a more professional finish, drill holes into the bail and wire the nest onto it, thus avoiding the need for adhesives.
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.