Hammered Bow Artisan Necklace
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Hammered Bow Artisan Necklace

Lisa Leonard has been making jewelry since high school but decided to get serious after her first son, David, was born. She wanted to start a small business that would enable her to quit her job and stay home with her boys. Creating jewelry not only allowed her to work from home, but connected her with so many amazing women along the way. Her desire is to create simple, lovely pieces that can be worn with jeans or a little black dress. She wants each piece to be meaningful. Her custom jewelry is hand-stamped with your kids' names or a special phrase or verse. She also loves to soak up nature-the sky, the sea, the green hills. Lisa Leonard Designs exists because moms, grandmas and friends have shared our designs with each other while waiting in line at the grocery store or sipping coffee with a friend.

Lisa's Tip:

“I love metal-working and I love all things pretty! So this sweet little bow really speaks to my heart! It took me a little time and creativity to design this necklace—but once it came together, I couldn’t wait to make a few for friends. With a few simple tools and a little practice, you won’t believe how easy it is to create your own hammered bow necklace. It’s made from scratch and something you can truly call your own!"

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Material List

  • Bead Landing™ 16 Gauge Dead Soft Wire
  • Bead Landing™ 22 Gauge Dead Soft Wire
  • Jewelry Hammer
  • Nippers
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Small Beads
  • Chain with Clasp
  • Bead Landing™ Jump Rings
  • File
 

Project Instructions

Cut a length of 16 gauge wire at least 8 inches long {better to have it too long, than too short!}

Place your needle nose pliers about 2” from the end, and create a loop.

Move pliers over about 1.5” and create a second loop. Bring extra wire behind the two loops.

Wrap wire up and around between the two loops to create the center of the bow.

Trim ends of bow to the same length.

Hammer bow to flatten and make it look more like a ribbon.

File any rough edges until smooth.

Use 22 gauge wire and wrap a few small beads for artisan details and finish with chain. Attach hammered bow to beads with jump rings.