Ice Crystal Memory Wire Choker

PROJECT N8000
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This frosty necklace features silver plated flat memory wire, wrapped with various winter-tone Miyuki Delica Seed Beads and a sparkling trio of faceted glass european style large hole beads.
Instructions
This necklace is sized to fit as a choker using 16 inches of flat memory wire.
  1. To learn this simple wire wrapping technique, please watch the video: How to Create a Wire-Wrapped Flat Memory Wire Bracelet with European Style Large Hole beads. Using what you have learned in the video, follow the directions below:
  2. Using memory wire cutters, cut 16 inches of flat memory wire.
  3. At one end of the memory wire, create an outward facing simple wire loop (see photo). Repeat on the other end of the memory wire.
  4. Measure and cut 5 feet of 26 gauge wire, and attach it by coiling one end of the wire tightly a few times inside the outward facing loop of the memory wire.
  5. Clip, tuck, and cover the coiled wire end with a 3 mm crimp cover.
  6. Begin by stringing on three steel metallic seed beads, then wire wrap three times around the flat memory wire.
  7. Next, string on three silver lined crystal seed beads, then wire wrap three times around the flat memory wire.
  8. String on three transparent grey luster seed beads, then wire wrap three times around the flat memory wire.
  9. Repeat the above three steps to work your way around the entire length of flat memory wire.
  10. Once the memory wire is completely wire wrapped with seed beads, finish off the end with another coil of wire inside of the other outward facing loop of memory wire. Again, clip, tuck, and use a crimp bead cover over the coiled wire end.
  11. Carefully uncoil one end as seen in the video, and slip on your three large hole beads. Close the loop back up. Enjoy your choker!
If 5 feet of 26 gauge wire is difficult to handle, start with half that length, and add wire as needed by laying a fresh length of wire along the memory wire while coiling the remaining end to secure it. Clip and tuck remaining wire ends through seed beads as necessary.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WXM-075 - Beadalon Silver Plated Necklace Size Flat Memory Wire 3.75 Inch Loops (7 Coils)
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-8313 - Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - White Opal 14mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-8301 - Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Crystal AB 14mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-8319 - Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Metallic Hematite 14mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4366 - Vintaj Artisan Pewter, Tarnish Resistant Metal Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 60 Foot Spool
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1053 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0021 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Steel Metallic DBM0021 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0041 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 'Silver Lined Crystal' DBM0041 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0111 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 'Transparent Grey Luster AB' DBM0111 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5603 - CHP Milano Heavy Duty Flush Cutter - Cuts Up To 2.5mm Copper Wire
  • XTL-0033 - Wubbers Classic Series Chain Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5610 - Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
Additional Information
Theme Winter
Ingredients WXM-075, BGL-8313, BGL-8301, BGL-8319, WCR-4366, FCR-1053, DBM-0021, DBM-0041, DBM-0111,

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.
Beadalon Silver Plated Necklace Size Flat Memory Wire 3.75 Inch Loops (7 Coils)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: WXM-075
Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - White Opal 14mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BGL-8313
Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Crystal AB 14mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: BGL-8301
Faceted Glass European Style Large Hole Bead - Metallic Hematite 14mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BGL-8319
Vintaj Artisan Pewter, Tarnish Resistant Metal Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 60 Foot Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$8.39 / Package | SKU: WCR-4366
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Steel Metallic DBM0021
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.31 / Package | SKU: DBM-0021
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Silver Lined Crystal DBM0041
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.84 / Package | SKU: DBM-0041
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Transparent Grey Luster AB DBM0111
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.44 / Package | SKU: DBM-0111
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Chain Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Xuron Memory Wire Cutters Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy

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