How to Wrap the Horseshoe Nail Cross With Wire

You can add elegance to a nail cross with wrapped wire.
You can add elegance to a nail cross with wrapped wire. (Image: wire and beads image by nix pix from Fotolia.com)

Horseshoe nail crosses are meant to symbolize the nails that were hammered into the cross, and are becoming a popular adornment for Christians. One way to make the horseshoe nail cross more elegant is to wrap the nails with a precious metal wire, such as sterling silver. This will make the cross more classy, and will enable it to match other sterling silver jewelry that you may have.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 horseshoe nails, 2 inches long each
  • Sterling silver wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nosed pliers

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Place two 2-inch long horseshoe nails next to each other onto a table top, arranging them so that they are facing opposite directions with the heads of the nails facing away from each other. Make sure that the nails are overlapping each other about 1/2 inch.

Place two more 2-inch long horseshoe nails horizontally across the vertical nails, with the heads of the nails facing away from each other. Make sure that the nails are overlapping each other about 1/2 inch.

Cut four pieces of wire with wire cutters to measure 8 inches long.

Wrap one piece of the wire around the bottom portion of the cross, starting at the bottom and working your way to the area where the nails meet in the center. Wind the wire so that the wire appears to be solid with no spaces in between.

Wrap another piece of the wire around the top portion of the cross, starting at the top and working your way to the area where the nails meet in the center.

Wrap a piece of the cut wire around the right side of the cross, starting at the end and working your way to the area where the nails meet in the center.

Wrap the last piece of cut wire around the left side of the cross, starting at the end and working your way to the area where the nails meet in the center.

Cut a length of wire with wire cutters to measure 3 inches long.

Wrap the wire in a diagonal crisscross around the middle of the cross to complete it.

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