Another Use for Memory Wire

by Nancy Vaughan.
(San Diego, CA)

Another Use for Memory Wire by Nancy Vaughan  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Larger Necklace

I have some coated quartz crystals I wanted to use to make necklaces.

Unfortunately they were to heavy to string on beading wire. When I tried stringing them the crystals bunched up in a cluster. Not the look I wanted.

Plan B:

While I was going through my box of memory wire I discovered a novel solution for my problem…. sections of memory wire that were left over from making necklaces.

Another Use for Memory Wire by Nancy Vaughan  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Smaller Necklace

I did a trial run to see how the wire would hold these heavy crystals. Eureka!

I could get the points to fan out just the way I wanted. Problem solved!

I made a loop on one end, strung the points with tiny round silver beads in between then made a second loop on the other end.

Another Use for Memory Wire by Nancy Vaughan  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Both Necklaces and a Pendant made from 1 Crystal

I was so pleased with the results I made a second necklace with square crystal beads for spacers. The memory wire section was a shorter length on this one. All that was needed to finish the necklaces was to choose the chain and attach it.

Nancy Vaughan

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