Dapping Gilded Swirls
Hypnotize the world with these mesmerizing swirls.
Designed by Mary Feliciano.
- Round Nose Pliers
- Metal Shears
- Ball Peen Hammer
- Rivet Pack
- Steel Block
- Jump Ring, Value Pack – Copper
- Head Pins, Value Pack – Gold
- 16g Flat Wire, 16 ga. – Brown, Copper, Silver, Gold and Black
- Sharpie® Marker
- Power Punch
Take the black flat wire. Cut three pieces, each in the following lengths: 1 yard, ¾ yard and ½ yard.
Take the brown flat wire. Cut three pieces, each in the following lengths: 1 yard, ¾ yard and ½ yard.
Take the gold flat wire. Cut six pieces of wire; one piece in 1 yard, one piece in ¾ yard and four pieces in ½ yard.
Take the silver flat wire. Cut two pieces, each in the following lengths: 1 yard and ¾ yard.
Take the copper flat wire. Cut two pieces, each in the following lengths: 1 yard and ¾ yard.
Take one 1-yard flat wire and create a spiral loop with the full wire length. To make a spiral loop, place the round nose pliers on one end of the flat wire, bend the round nose against the wire to create one loop. Continue to bend around this loop until the rest of the wire is used.
Repeat last step on all the wires from all steps. Notice the difference in the spiral sizes; the 1 yard length should be large in size, the ¾ yard length should be medium in size and the ½ yard length should be small in size.
Arrange all spirals on a flat table surface to form a “V” shape. One large and one medium should be on the centermost narrow part of the “V”. Place one large and one medium of black spirals on the right side of the center gold spirals and one large and one medium of brown spirals on the left side. Continue to build the “V” by placing the one large and one medium of the silver spirals on the right side and one large and one medium of the copper spirals on the left side.
When you are content with the “V” arrangement in previous step, mark a dot using a fine point Sharpie® where the spirals touch. Using the smallest option on the power punch kit, punch a hole on the Sharpie® point marks. Rivet spirals to one another.
Take all the small spirals and punch out opposite holes on the outermost part of the wire. Insert one head pin through each of the holes on the small spirals coming in from the inside of the spiral wire and out on the outside of the wire. Create a loop on each of the wire ends.
Connect the following spirals with loops from last step using one jump ring for each connection: one gold spiral, one black spiral and one gold spiral. This will now be called “link set A.”
Connect the following spirals with loops from other step again using one jump ring for each connection: one gold spiral, one brown spiral and one gold spiral. This will now be called “link set B.”
Connect “link set A” to the right end of the “V” shape from
Connect “link set B” to the opposite end.
Connect one lobster clasp on one end of the necklace and one large jump ring on the opposite end of the necklace.