Quartz crystal points add an earthy vibe to any jewelry design. To transform a quartz point into a pendant, try this wire-wrapping technique. The finished pendant works best on a necklace but looks just as great on a bracelet. You can even make two for a pair of earrings.
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Things You'll Need
Quartz crystal point
8mm jump rings (2)
Jewelry clasp and tag
18-gauge jewelry wire
Strong craft glue
3-in-1 jewelry pliers
Because quartz crystals are produced by both nature and manufacturers, it’s important to pay attention to the shape. For best results, use a quartz point that is cylindrical, thin and lightweight. With a flatter, wider crystal, you must wrap the wire across the entire crystal instead of focusing on the top portion.
Cut a strand of wire measuring about 10 inches long.
Glue one end of the wire to the top of the quartz crystal point. Let it dry completely.
Bend the wire carefully around the crystal. Use one hand to hold the wire in place and the other to bend it.
Wrap the wire tightly around the crystal 3 to 4 times.
Bend the wire up and over the crystal, leaving a 1/4-inch space for a pendant loop.
Bend the wire vertically. Line it up with the wire that has been wrapped around the top.
Tightly wrap the wire around the top 3 to 4 more times. Wrap the remainder of the wire around the entire length of the crystal.
Open a jump ring by bending the ends away from each other.
Attach the jewelry clasp to one end of the chain with the jump ring. Close the jump ring to secure.
Attach the jewelry tag to the other end of the chain with a second jump ring.
Add the pendant to the chain to complete your necklace.