Howlite Caged Cabochon Necklace

PROJECT N8046
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This 25mm turquoise dyed howlite stone is captured using a versetile wire wrapping technique which can be applied to a range of cabochon shapes and sizes, no glue or drill holes needed.
Instructions
These instructions will make an 18 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desired length of chain.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make a Caged Wire Wrapped Cabochon. In this video, you will see from start to finish how to make this necklace using Artistic Wire in 24 gauge and 20 gauge. First, you will see how to create the frame for your cabochon by cutting and wrapping the wire. Then you will see how to wire wrap a bail and spiral embellishments for the cabochon. Finally, you will see how to hang your pendant onto a chain. You will also see other sizes and shapes of cabochons that have been wire wrapped using the same technique.
This wire wrapping technique can be applied to various shapes and sizes of cabochons by simply adjusting the gauges and lengths of wire as described in the video.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPCB-2064 - Chinese Turquoise Dyed Howlite Gemstone Round Flat-Back Cabochons 25mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0180 - Gold Plated Bulk Chain, Tiny Rectangle Soldered Cable Links 3x2mm, By The Foot, Bright Gold
    Project uses 17.5 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • WCR-4593 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Gold Color
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4598 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Gold Color
    Project uses 9 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2529 - 22K Gold Plated Straight Lobster Claw Clasps 9mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5037 - Beadsmith Budget 2 Piece Mandrel Set - Wire Looping Tool - 10 Different Diameters
  • XTL-5671 - Wubbers Classic Series Wide Flat Nose Duckbill Pliers - 7mm Wide Jaws
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Ingredients SPCB-2064, CHA-0180, WCR-4593, WCR-4598, FCL-2529, FJR-5452,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Chinese Turquoise Dyed Howlite Gemstone Round Flat-Back Cabochons 25mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: SPCB-2064
Gold Plated, Delicate Rectangle Cable Chain, 2mm, by The Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.20 / Package | SKU: CHA-0180
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Gold Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.55 / Package | SKU: WCR-4593
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Gold Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-4598
22K Gold Plated Straight Lobster Claw Clasps 9mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: FCL-2529
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-5452
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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