St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and get your splash of green with this DIY wire wrapped tumbled glass pendant.
I’m participating in another craft destash blog hop! Unlike last month’s craft destash hop, the challenge was to spend zero dollars and make or remake something using only existing craft supplies. So, I put my thinking cap on and came up with a DIY wire wrapped tumbled glass pendant.
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DIY Wire Wrapped Tumbled Glass Pendant
- tumbled glass or sea glass
- 18 or 20 gauge wire
- wire cutter, flat nose pliers, and round nose pliers
- optional – carbide drill bit for glass, container, wood block, and water.
Pick the glass you want to use. The size of the glass will determine the length of wire you will need. The pendant I made is about the size of a quarter and I used a 9.5″ length wire. The glass I chose also had a small hole drilled into it, but this pendant can be made without drilling.
There are tons of videos on Youtube on wire wrapping glass, but this is the video that inspired this pendant. This way of wire wrapping is easy and has a ‘messy’ forgiving design, which is perfect if this is your first time wire wrapping.
Since this was a craft destash challenge, I used a leftover kinked wire from a previous project. I felt the wire imperfections would be hidden well in the wire wrap design.
Because the glass I used had a small hole in it, I made a loop and fed the wire through the hole (back to front) before starting to wrap the glass. Don’t over think this part. Just wrap the wire around the glass in a pattern that you like, making sure there is enough wire left to once again wrap around the loop stem.
Once the wire is all secured, use the flat nose pliers to add twists in the wire. To do this, just pinch the wire and slightly twist it to the left or right.
Now, add a chain and wear! It’ll make a stylish addition to your necklace collection and keep you pinch proof for St. Patrick’s Day!
For more craft de-stash projects, use the links below to visit the hosts of this de-stash challenge.