Peruvian Weave Encased Stone Pendant Jewelry Tutorial
This lesson shows how to make a Peruvian Weave Pendant using wire, with a stone encased inside the weave. It also shows you how to make an easy, attractive woven bail for the top of the pendant. Once you have completed the tutorial, you’ll have a basic and very versatile design you can add to your wire jewelry offerings. The pendants are easy to create, are quick sellers, and make fabulous gifts. The design can be adapted to include different types of bails, added beads and gemstones, a mix of wire colors and different shapes of stones, making each one unique, yet if you need to make the same design over again, it can easily be done. In addition to pendants, you can use this technique to make earrings, a bracelet centerpiece, and even rings and brooches!
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36.25” of 22 gauge Soft Wire
6 feet of 28 gauge Soft Wire
One 30x22mm flattened oval bead or cabochon
One 3mm round bead
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
1/16” mandrel/steel rod, coiling gizmo, or clothes hanger wire to coil around
In this tutorial you will learn how to make the pendant with the moss green Jasper center stone - center photo in the image. Other pendants shown are variations using the same technique.