In this tutorial I will teach you how to make a woven front piece for a gemstone or glass donut focal.
This design is great for stones that have flaws that you would like to cover. It also adds visual interest to donuts made of stone, or other material, that are one solid color, or that seem somewhat drab. You can add more life these stones by choosing vibrantly colored accent beads that contrast well with both the stone and the wire.
This tutorial does not teach how to make the beaded dangles at the bottom of the pendant. If you don’t know how to make them already, you can find a free tutorial for them here on my web-site (scroll to the bottom of any page of this site to find current links to all my free tutorials).
• 24” of 18 ga Round Soft Wire
• 9” of 28 ga Round Soft Wire
• 1 2” (50mm) Donut Bead
• 7 or 8 4mm Round Beads
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Needle file or wire rounder/cup burr
• Any marker that will write on metal
• 1” wide clamp (Optional. You may use tape if you do not have a clamp)
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This tutorial is intended for use by one person only. Please do not share this tutorial with anyone else. Distribution of this tutorial is not allowed without express written consent from the author. If you wish to use the design in this lesson, or a derivative of the design in this lesson, to teach a class you must first contact the author for permission.
If you are an individual, independent jewelry artist you may use this lesson to make jewelry for sale. You may not use this lesson to mass produce items for a commercial operation. You may not have other people make pieces for you based on this design for you to sell.
Derivatives of this tutorial (instructions for a design that is derived from the design in this tutorial) are not allowed without written consent from the author.