Carnelian & Copper Wire Necklace

I had just a few large, luscious, Carnelian beads that I was saving for some special project. Their long, barrel shape was difficult for me to design around.

Initially I was going to use only one as a pendant but couldn’t decide what to do with the chain. Should I suspend it from a cord, make a basic link chain, a ribbon?

One bead on a necklace was not enough for me. I finally decided on three beads. I wrapped them with half round wire, created what I thought would be interesting links and a hanger for the pendant.

I used heavy 14 gauge copper wire. Since the wire is so thick, I curved and swirled it
so make it appear more graceful then flattened it a bit here and there.

So here is my finished necklace.  Read some comments and post your own –


About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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4 Responses to Carnelian & Copper Wire Necklace

  1. This necklace is gorgeous! So elegant! Kudos!


  2. Nancy Pace says:

    Perfection! Always love your designs my friend:) Now where was that tut…? Found it! Off to work on it 🙂 Thanks!!

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