Ribbon Candy Necklace

Today's project is a mixed-metal piece with wire-wrapped beads that remind me of intricate glass candy confections finished off with a bow.


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I started by attaching the focal point, a wood pendant with several charms attached, to a gold branch.  It seemed like a nice organic fit to mix these two elements.

I wire wrapped some small faceted beads and attached them to the remaining connections on the branch, and added the wood pendant to the center via a jump ring.  To further the mixed metal aspect of the piece, I added another wire wrapped bead to the wood pendant using a decorative head pin.

I attached the embellished branch with jump rings to a strand of chain from the Urban Warrior collection, which I divided in half and attached to each end of the branch.  I then attached the chain ends via a jump ring to the brown ribbon necklace finding.

I selected a variety of beads and wire-wrapped these with both plain and embellished head pins in gold which were then hung from jump rings onto the chain on either side in an asymetrical pattern.


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I hope you like the finished piece.  Please feel free to comment if you have any questions.


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Products used in this project:    

  • ZN-002-00022 BMB NECK FIND 25" RIBBON BRN – Cotton Necklace Finding
  • ZG-001-00013 UW CHAIN 7.5" MTL POINTY OXB GLD – Urban Warrior Metal Chain
  • ZF-001-00131 BMB CNTR MTL BRNCH MGLD – Metal Connector, Branch
  • ZP-001-00111 WS PNDT WD MTL RNG FLR LF GLD SIL – Wood Pendant with charm accents
  • BM58375-PE-004 G HEAD PIN/10 – Decorative Head Pins, Gold
  • ZF-001-00187 BMB IND MTL EAR M.P MGLD – Earring Findings, head pins, jump rings
  • BM82688-PE-004 FNDNGS JUMP RNGS ASST BURN GLD – burnished gold mini jump rings

Have a great day!


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