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How to Wire Wrap an Intermediate Gold Labradorite Pendant

teacher avatar Rachel Truax, Jewelry Maker, Photographer

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6 Lessons (1h 12m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Getting Started

    • 3. Second Pattern

    • 4. Third Pattern Outer Weave

    • 5. Piano Key Weave

    • 6. Finishing Up

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In this course, you will learn how to wire wrap an intricate necklace pendant with multiple stones, several of which are small and strategically in a setting form. You will start with only wire, tools and gemstones and you will finish with a completed pendant that you can sell, gift or wear yourself. Enjoy!


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1. Intro: What's up, everybody Today we are going to be making this exact pendant. I ended up using laboratory and a few rows courts, captions for accent stones. Feel free to pick out a few different stones. You don't need to know exactly which ones you're going to use. But for your accent stones, I would start looking for ones that are about four to six millimeters in length. 2. Getting Started: Okay, So as always, I start with these two tools that only tools that I use. Actually, this is just a pair of flat nose wire cutters. And then these are bent nose pliers. And the reason I use the bet knows so that when I'm working on something with wire, I can be working down like this rather than with straight nose pliers, you'd be more doing this. So that's kinda why I like the bent nose pliers. Both of these are about $7 each on Amazon, if I'm remembering correctly, not too expensive. So to start off, you don't have to use square. You can use round, but I'm going to use 21 gauge square wire for two of the base pieces of wire. And then for the other two base pieces, I'm going to be using 22 gauge round. So I'm gonna go ahead and get a couple of pieces of square wire going. Ideally, my pieces are going to be not too long, but I would say, you know, eight or nine inches is pretty solid. And then line up this piece to match the other one proximately and cut. So now I have two pieces of square wire that are about the same length. And I'm gonna go ahead and get two pieces that are similar length in the 22 gauge round. I never use exact measurements. I always wing my projects and never really know what's going to happen. But if you know exactly how much you need, feel free to measure it out so that you're not wasting or cutting it too short. So these are about the same length as are these. And what I'm going to end up doing for the base foundation of this wire app is I'm going to basically cross them like an x and I'm going to wrap something in the middle so that they hold together and stay in this form. So what I'm going to use to hold them together is half around 22 gauge. Any wire can work for this, I recommend a little bit thicker gauge. I wouldn't do like 30. The 22 gauge is great. And what I'm going to actually do is cut a pretty long piece of this over foot. Tuck this in there. And where these cross. Gonna go ahead and line them up as best as I can. And I'm gonna go ahead and wrap this half round wire with the flat side up against the wire in one direction like that. And then I'm going to switch and go the other direction. So that these stay in X-like form. Just a couple times. So maybe I'll go back over this one once. And that's about what we're looking for. So now these are pretty like secured together, if that makes sense. And this tail maybe I'll wrap the tail around once or twice. Gonna go ahead and pinch it, flattens a little bit. Doesn't need to look good. This is going to be on the back of the wire up. And I'm just gonna go ahead and cut this little piece. Make sure you don't cut any other wires while doing that. And I'm going to bring this around and just tuck it in and flatten it up against the wires as much as possible so it's not going to poke or become a problem. And do not cut the longer part of the half round wire because we're going to use that to wrap one of the pieces of wire on one side. And that's going to be one of our first designs that we do. Okay, so I'm going to split off one of my round wires, sort of like this. And this is the wire that I'm going to be using too. Wrap this around. So with half round wire in other tutorials that I've posted, you may have seen there's one side that's flat and one side that's round. I always wrap the flat side up against the wire so that the round side is showing because it gives it kind of a pearly look. So you'll kinda see as I go what I'm talking about. But basically I just keep wrapping over and over and I don't let the wire twist because the flat side is just going to be staying up against this 22 gauge wire the entire time. So to start wrapping, I get really close up to the base. And I just slowly makes sure that the wire is kinda staying up next to each other in there. Take your time with this. Continue to go over and you're wrapping as close to the last one as possible, but not on top of it. So if you start to see them overlap, just kind of undo it and move it to the side and keep going. Make sure you're pulling with firm pressure, but not so much that it hurts. And I've got a really firm grip on this middle here, like my fingers, as you can see, are pretty unhappy, but that's the life of a wider aperture. So that's why my nails look like this. That's why my hands are doing what they're doing. But it is all worth it because you get to create. So I'm just gonna keep going here all the way till this wire runs out or I get to the end, whichever comes first. And as I keep, my fingers go from pinching here to pinching down here because otherwise this wire is going to move a lot as I'm wrapping it. So the closer I pinch to the end, the lesson moves as I wrap around. So the more you do this, the faster you go, obviously. So if you're not going as fast as a senatorial, take your time. Enjoy. Turn on some music, whatever floats your boat. As this comes to the end. Let me go ahead and stop right there. I don't always go all the way to the end because at the end of the day we do need to clip this onto something to hook it later. So I'm gonna go ahead and stop there. I'm going to cut as close to bases I can. And as you can see, there's a little point detail. So I just take my pliers and sort of like chop, chop, chop, kinda go around in a circle the way the wires bending, pinching it up against the wire so that it's just not poking. So that is our first little simple pattern. And now we're going to move on to another side. 3. Second Pattern: So the reason a lot of you are probably watching this tutorial is because of the fact that there are a lot of small gemstones set in the pendant. And you want to know how to set the small stones and do it in a way where they're organized, clean, and aren't going to fall out. So I'm going to show you how to do that before we do other patterns just so you can get the gist of that and practice that as much as you need. So essentially, the way that this is going to go is these two wires are going to kind of fan out as we wrap up pattern down. And we're going to wrap that pattern with 30 gauge wire. So I'm gonna cut quite a long piece of 30 gauge wire. I would say at least a yard, maybe more if you'd like. And from there, if we wrap the pattern, there's not gonna be anything to hold the stones in unless we add half round wire again. So I'm gonna go ahead and cut two pieces of half round wire. And I'm going to cut them probably this length. I don't know what that is. Maybe five inches or so. Then the same length. So from here with our two pieces of half round wire, the cleanest edges are gonna go together like that. And they're gonna go together and they're not going to fan out. And what's going to happen is those are gonna go down the middle like this. And every time we add a stone, they're going to wrap around the stone and then meet back together, wrapper on the stone me back together. And then the two pieces of half round wire are going to come together and they're gonna go in the middle of these two pieces like this. And then we're going to just pull them up a little bit. So how we're going to start now as I've just got a great grip on these two pieces of half round wire and then the whole base. And it's time to introduce the 30 gauge wire. So once you have a good grip on this, you've got your two pieces of half round wire coming up. You've got your base wires fanning out. You've got a good grip on the middle. Let's go ahead and introduce the 30 gauge wire. And we're just going to go grab that as well with the base. And we're gonna do a pattern that's Over the top, over the bottom, over the top, through the middle, over the bottom. It's a figure eight pattern that we're going to be doing with the wire. So just watch closely. I'm going to be going and I'm not wrapping the half round wires. Yeah, I'm just going over twice this top wire. And I'm going back through the middle, over and around the bottom piece twice. I'm gonna do that one more time. So over the top piece twice, make sure the wire you're using your thumb to push all the way in so that the wires are together through the middle and then back over the bottom wire. And now in order to secure these 2.5 round wires, we're going to just pull them down a little bit and we're just going to wrap around those two in the middle. Any direction that you like. I prefer going over this way, going to wrap up maybe three times just to make sure they're really in there. As close to the wire as I can. I'm pinching very hard and making sure there's tension, but I'm not pulling hard enough to where the wire can break. So now that those are locked and I'm just going to take the ends of these half round wires and just kind of tuck them all up everywhere so that the half round wires aren't going to be able to like pull out if that makes sense. And now they're tucked around so that these wires aren't going anywhere if I pull on them. And then once we're done wrapping the whole thing, then we'll cut those wires, organized and clean it up, stuff like that. So now what we're gonna do is we're gonna go ahead and go back to our pattern where we pull these up and get them out of the way. These are the half round wires and we're going to continue wrapping these as they fan out. If you have a really wide fan or a really small fan, just kinda put it somewhere in the middle. Kinda just tweak them so that it's about like that. Then we're gonna go ahead and go back over the top wire twice. And then come up in-between the two wires, over the bottom wire, up through the two wires, down and over again. Up between the wires. Over, up between the wires over. So any direction you should be going as up through here and then either over this one or over this one, depending on where you're at. And the reason you do too, is because if you just do one, it actually cramps together. So you need to do two and then two and then two. And you can do more than that to, you could do three or four and it'll space it out a little bit and give it a different design. Right now I'm just going to show you how to do too. So I'm just going to keep going with that. And I'm putting tension, but I'm not putting enough tension to where these are going to pinch together too much. I do just want it to continually fan out. So just kinda use your judgment on how tight you're pulling the wire to make sure that it looks clean, but you're not like, you know, really making a kind of rough and over this up through over the top wire, up through over the top wire, up through over the bottom wire, up through over the bottom wire. And I'm going to push those together. So it's got this nice, clean look, come in together. Gonna do that a few more times. Cool. So as you can see, there's a pattern kinda starting to form here. So now I'm going to pull these half round wires down again. And we're going to just give them another little latch. I'm just going to go around them twice. So I'm only going around the half round wires here in the middle to just kinda lock them in with this 30 gauge. And then I'm just gonna go back to exactly what I was doing before. Over the top square wire. Back through over the bottom square wire. Make sure you're going under these wires. So if you need to pull them up to get them out of the way, do that. They should be on top, knot underneath. And you can count, you know, you can count that you've gone over this 120 times and you're going go over this one 20 times before you lock in the half round wires again. But I just kinda wing it, whatever looks good. You know, people aren't counting when they go to look at your jewelry. It's more about the overall aesthetic. It's not like, Ooh, those aren't even, you know, that, to that. And then we're gonna do it again like they can be even. And sometimes I'm very tedious with that, but, you know, it's it's it's close enough. Just use your judgment to decide if it's time to wrap those again. I'm just going to fan these out a little more right now just so that we're gonna kinda gradually get wider there. And I'm gonna go ahead and pull these down. And I'm going to wrap them again right now, just twice. Whoops. So I went over them down and I'm going to just make sure that I'm only going over those two wires. Perfect. Now to keep going, pull them up by the way, if you need to. 4. Third Pattern Outer Weave: Well, one pattern that I want to do is kind of the pattern that we just did minus the gemstones. Except we're going to kind of flip it and it's going to be only wrapping over. You're not going to sort of over-under anything, it's just going to be over. So go ahead and grab your 30 gauge wire and get a really long piece of this. And by really long, I mean, you know, maybe longer than the last one even so that you don't run out there, you kinda wanna go all the way to the end. So got definitely over a yard of wire cut. Going to tuck this in here. And I'm going to use my round wires for this. And then we'll still have the square wires to do something with after. And you know what, before I forget. We also have a piece of 30 gauge that's kinda lingering here. So similar to what we did before. You're just tucking everything in. You're just trying to get the wires on the way. Nothing poking. So I'm just going to wrap this around a little bit here In cut it on the back. Just press that down, so nothing's poking with that. So then for these round wires, same kind of deal where they're going to fan out. And this is probably going to be a little easier than when we use the square wire. So if your hand is sore from holding and you know, you don't like this jaggedness. This is going to be a lot smoother. So here we go. So take the 30 gauge wire and kind of pinch it on the base with your thumb. And just wrap around those two wires maybe three times just to get started, get some going. And then what we're gonna do, You know, it's probably a little tough to see. Let's see if I can zoom in a little bit here for you. Is we're going to go over the top, over both, over the bottom. And it's all going to be clockwise. It's all going to be the same way. So over both, over the top, over both, over the bottom. So that's the pattern. So there's no figure a, there's no changing directions going through the middle, nothing. It's all going to be pretty straightforward. So since we just went over the bottom now we're going to do both. Now the top, now both now the bottom, now both. And just kind of make sure that they're all nice and tightly together there in the thing with a long 30 gauge wire. I don't know if you're noticing this is sometimes it gets twisted, very gently, untangle this and try not to get it twisted. And you can sometimes like we've your fingers through it, just check in on the wire every once in a while so that you're not surprised when it's like all crazy. Because that's just sometimes how wired gets when you're using a really long piece. And so I just went over both. So now I'm gonna go over the top. I'm gonna kinda start to fan these out over both bottom. I'm only going this way. That's the only way I'm going. So it's top both, bottom, top, both. Bottom, both. Top, both. Bottom, both. I'm going to go slow so that you can see this just in case you all missing something, which you're probably killing it. So might be unnecessary. But let's do this. So top wrapping it around the top wire, wrapping it around both. Wrapping it around just the bottom. Wrapping it around both. Wrapping it around the top. Both bottom bowls. And as you can see, it's starting to fan out and it'll just continue to fan out. It won't ever fan out that wide because you're putting pressure on this. So don't be afraid of fan at a little wide. Hey, you don't want them like a hundred and three hundred and eighty degree angle from each other. But, you know, just kinda use your judgment and see what flows. So I'm just going to keep doing this. And if the wires stop fanning or anything happens, all kind of tweak them as I go. But for the most part, we're looking good and we're kind of in a rhythm now. So I'm just going to keep going with this. So you can kind of see that outer and that's starting to form. I really like this pattern. I think it's really cool if fills a lot of space in the wire up. And it's also not something you see a lot of white rappers do. I mean, as far as I know, I came up with this pattern. I've never seen anyone else do it. I'm sure someone probably has, but that's the fun thing about wiretapping is you kind of just are able to create your own patterns in any way that you want to move the wire and any patterns that you want to try. You know, there's, there's always room for that. I think, especially with how saturated wiretapping is getting any new original ideas. They can go along way and they make a piece really stand out and speak to your target audience. So to play with it, create a enjoyed. So let's keep going. Both bottom, both, top. Both. Needed to mess with these too much. They're kinda staying pretty gradual. It's looking pretty good. So broke, don't fix it, but if yours is looking a little wonky, definitely tweak to make sure that you're on the right. So I have a kink in my wire. I don't know if you can see that, but ultimately, that oftentimes means the wire is going to break because it got two twisted. So I'm gonna go ahead and end this pattern pretty soon. I'm just gonna kinda wrap it around one more time and then wrap this top wire maybe five times or so. And go ahead and cut it before that little kink because ultimately that could break and cause an issue. So wrapping that around and getting that locked in, This looks gray. It's definitely cleaner than that pattern, but this is going to look good because we're going to bend it and make sure that it's all begins the stone pretty nice, so it's not perfect, don't worry. And then let's go ahead and cut this off and tuck this in around the backside of that section of wire. Kind of fold it down there. And it's looking great. 5. Piano Key Weave: So I know it kinda just looks like a little spidery cluster of goodness knows what, but we're getting somewhere and you should be proud of yourself. You have the half round wire here, you have an entire pattern and you've set gemstones there, which is incredible. And then you've done this. So now, you know, it kinda depends on what you wanna do with the square wires. For the sake. Showing you guys another pattern. We're going to use the 30 gauge wire one more time. So bear with me. And I'm going to go ahead and cut a pretty solid piece. We don't necessarily need one as long as that, especially since it got twisted, so maybe a little shorter, we'll make sure that that doesn't happen. So go ahead and cut a piece of 30 gauge. For this side. We're going to go ahead and straighten them out as much as we can. And the pattern that we're going to do is kind of like piano key is. So we're going to wrap along the bottom of this wire. And then every once in a while we're going to wrap both and then along the bottom and then both, and it's gonna kinda look like light piano keys a little bit. So let's go ahead and get started. Again to same thing. Just pinch this 30 gauge and wrap around both wires maybe three times just to get the wire locked in and get it started. And then at this point, I'm going to focus on the bottom piece of wire. So I'm going to pull the top one up and out of the way a little bit. We're going to wrap the bottom. Let's say let's do 83. So I'm going to wrap the bottom eight times and both of them 3. So 1, 2, 3, and I'm really pushing them tight together for five, 678. So now that I've wrapped the bottom eight times, I'm going to bring the top-down and an even amount together and I'm going to route both of them 3. So 1, 2, 3. Hopefully you can see that. Now I'm going to pull this top wire up. Let's do eight more on the bottom too. 345678. Pull this back down, get everything nice and tidy as your fingernail, your pliers or whatever to make sure it's all kind of organized. And then let's do three really quick here. And this 30 gauge wire Italia, you have to have some patients because it has a mind of its own. Every single pendant of ever grabbed pretty much, I would say has 30 gauge in it. And this stuff tests my patients in it teaches me how to just kinda stop, untangle. It is what it is the wires crazy and then keep going. Because if you let it frustrate you, you're gonna give up. Don't do that. It's not worth it. You're going to be proud of your finished piece. So we wrapped bowl three times. Now pull this up and we're going to do eight. So 1234567, then eight. So you're probably starting to get the hang of it. It's pretty simple and it looks great. Very wire at the desk. And I'll just say, hopefully you might, hopefully you didn't already do that. But if you wrap both of them together too tight, then when you pull this up, the wire is not going to go all the way up against the three once you start to do the eight. So you wanna make sure they're nice and tight and it's clean but you're not like, you know, like white and tackling it to make sure you're pulling the two wires together a little too much, if that makes sense. 45678123. So just, you know, if you need a curse because of what's happening to your 30 gauge wire, I don't blame me. I'm not judging you. In fact, I'll join you, but just take time to untangle it and as much as you can check in with it while you're wrapping to make sure it doesn't tangle, the easier it'll be to untangle if you kind of neglect it for awhile and then try to untangle it leader like this stuff gets so tingly, it's not even funny. So, you know, I'm doing the best they can to explain how I do things. And sometimes like, there's no real easy way to get this stuff not to tangle other than just kinda pulling your fingers through it. Everyone's know-how and doing your best to make sure that doesn't happen. But this stuff, this does work. So I'm just gonna keep going and I'll check back in with you and you're done. And also it's dying my fingers. So I love that for me. All right, So to skip forward a little bit, I took the last two pieces of square wire and did sort of a piano. He kind of look and then added just a little fan on the end in case I want to use that for something. 6. Finishing Up: So I'm not sure what stone I'm going to use. Kinda just going to go based off of what I think would look good with this wire. And then maybe it'll fit, maybe IT wall. This library is actually gorgeous. That for a long time I haven't used it, so I'm gonna go ahead and try that 1 first. So you kinda have to decide what your bail is going to be. And your bail is the loop that the necklace chain goes through at the top of the pendant. So I have a few options. I could make it like this par or I can make it this kinda just going to start flowing with it and seeing what happens. So I want this stone to be on this part. And the reason being is because that part is ugly. And so I want the stone to go there and then everything else can kind of weave around it. So I think what I'm going to do ultimately is I'm going to wrap this around here a few times for a static like this. And this is going to be my bail. And this is going to thickening up the area a little bit too. So it's going to be pretty sturdy as the part that the necklace chain goes through. So something like that. You don't need to do that. You can use any other part of this wire up as the bail. You can make it this, you can make it that. And essentially what's going to happen is I want my pendant to be this way, my stone to be upright like this. So I'm going to bend this to be the bail. Kinda like that. So I think that looks great. I think this is thick enough to be the bail sometimes you want to make sure it doesn't get too then because then the necklace will twist on somebody. So I think that's probably good though. I'm gonna go ahead and bend it a little more. And then this part right here, this extra little chunk, I'm going to just wrap it around like this so that the bail is actually now connected like that. So I'm not going to cut that part yet because I might use it later, but now I'm thinking we have a few options. So the stones going to go like this. And what we can do is we can kind of pull every pendants going to be different. So just kind of take what I'm saying with a grain of salt and add your own flow to it. What I think I wanna do is I somehow wanted this part with these to kinda go down the side right here. So what I might need to do to shorten this part, because this part is really long. It's just wrap it around the bail lines. And obviously you might not need to do that, but it's going to allow these stones to start. See they're kind of falling out. So just be careful when you bend this so they don't fall out. Make sure you're bending it really slow and cautiously. And this ultimately is going to go along this part of the wire up so that when you're looking at it from the front, the stones are on the right side. So this is where it gets frustrating and there's no rules. So you just kinda have to wing it. Really play with the wire, play with what you think is going to flow. And if it doesn't, you can move it. I'm going to bend and shape these to have a curve so that it kind of naturally flows with the shape of this. And then I'm just going to pull this back behind and kinda tuck it behind. So obviously nothing's going to like stay if I let it go. But that's just the general shape that I'm looking for right this second. And I like that. It kind of goes behind and tucks away because it looks kinda smooth, it just disappears. So that's something that you can always do with these patterns is just kinda tuck them away in the back. So now that we have that kind of formed, ideally, we want to get something on the other side and star allowing it to take shape. So what I kind of envisioning is these two pieces kind of meeting together and overlapping like this one in the US. So what I think I'm going to do now is bring this around, kind of like so and see if there's a way to like tuck it underneath those. So I'm gonna switch these so that this goes under and see if I can't turn this in a way that just flows a little bit with the other piece so that they kind of both disappear together. So this will kind of go around and down behind. Kinda like that. And then this will kind of neat it there and do the same thing. So obviously is pretty, I believe. It's like taking form just yet, but this is just, these are just kinda steps when you go to wrap a pendant, like the starting steps to see what can form. So I'm gonna take the stone out and I'm just gonna tweak a little couple things like I want this to be straight. Want to make sure this is like, you know, taking shape a little better. Just take time to kinda figure out what you wanna do, what you want it to look like, what feels right, and then go from there. So no real rush. And then with this little piece, it's actually kind of poking me. So I am going to cut it and I'm going to talk it in so that it's completely out of the way. And now this wire up is starting to take a little bit of shape. Something's happened in here. So that's looking good. So now if we put our stone in, you know, it's still obviously not staying, but it's it's starting to look like it belongs in there. So if you kinda just mess with the little details with your pliers and your hands, tweak little things like there's kind of a bump right there. Gonna kinda tweak that with my fingers. Smooth it out a little bit. It's the little things and it's taking your time and it's practice. So you can kind of see that that's chill an in there for the most part. So we want this to be stray. It's all about just using your pliers. And we still have this piece that we can use. We have this piece we can use, and we have plain pieces that we can use. So Let's go ahead and see if we can't attach some things on the back to see if we can get some, you know, the stone locked in a little bit. So what we can do is this piece here. Maybe we can somehow wrap it around another piece that's not going to show. So I'm wrapping it around this little half round piece like that so that, you know, it just barely has a hold on the stone, but it's something. And then for this, you know, maybe we can go through the top here with one of these pieces. Potentially connect is some point somewhere. So at this point the stones, it's not falling out, but obviously we're nowhere near done, but that's just kind of the direction you want to go. You want to get it to where there's just kinda wires in specific places where the stones are falling out, you know, ridiculously. So, so look in a little better, a little less crazy. It's starting to come together a little bit. So now we have this piece. And so sometimes I just never know what to do with the parts that I rap. There's never usually like a SET game plan. I'm always winging it so you can kind of play with it, make sure you don't bend it too much. But like, you know, that kinda looks good and then maybe it can just sort of disappear and like show back up somewhere in there. It's tough. So yeah, why don't we do that. I kinda like that idea, so I like that it's here because it's kind of just adding a little bit of flow toward the top of the bail and then I kinda want it to come in between this and the stone. So what I'm gonna do is flip it over. I'm going to move these things out of the way. Hi, I'm gonna bring it over to this side and kind of put it in there so that it goes through so that it is now in-between that piece of wire and the stone. And I'm, and I'll kinda lock this and here too, so that looks good from the front before we do anything else. All right, so now if we flip it, what African mass but got to have patients. So this is going to come through right at the top. And I'm going to tweak it as much as I can to make sure that it is coming through right in this like the opening here. Amazing. And I want it to go down the side of the pendant like that. So I'm going to smooth it out. It's looking a little rough because I just have been the heck out of it. But, you know, I kinda like that look like now that you see what is happening and you probably understand like, okay, it's cool that this is there and now this can kind of form into something as well. And that fill out, and that's okay. We'll tighten all of that at the end. So I'm gonna just kinda make sure that this is where I want to as well. So I don't really want it too far down, kinda like that. It's up against this. And then yeah, this is looking rough. So I'm going to smooth this out a little bit. Kind of form it with my hand. I'm going to take the stone out for a second. And that's going to allow me to sort of bend this one in a fun way that's a little smoother. Yeah, that's a lot better. So now I'm gonna put the stone, Becky. If it'll go. There we go. And then since these are kinda not connected, maybe this can go like under the spiral or something so that it kinda like holds them together. This point. You know, if the spiral kinda goes over it, then it's kind of like holding them together, if that makes sense. So then lots of little things I like that I have this tail and I kinda wanna do something with it. So I'm trying to think of where it could be beneficial. This part might not be able to have a home. Or if it does, it's going to be very unexpected. Maybe I can use it somewhere. Very random. But ultimately it just doesn't seem necessary. So I don't even think it's necessary to cut it off either. It can kinda just go like this. Hold the stone in, and then this part can kinda get tucked up in there. This is like one of the parts of that little pattern that we're not going to use. And I'm just gonna kinda pull it through somewhere and lock it in to the bail. Bail is always a good place to end pieces because it's not going to poke if it's on the inside. And then ultimately think this needs to be a little more open so that more of the stone is showing. But with the way that we have the square wire and these things, it's going to end up having a gap on the bottom. So to fill that gap, go ahead and put that spiral back, but that's not going to hold the stone in. So maybe this maybe it's time for this to come through like this. Up against kinda like that. And then ultimately under the spiral and the spiral Micah cutoff to like spires on thin ice right now. It's kinda smooths that out. And then yeah, I think the spiral is on the chopping block. So I'm gonna go ahead and use this instead to tie on the back and hold this in. So I'm gonna go ahead and just cut this little end of the spiral off. And this is going to tuck in, hold the pendant in like this. And that's a better use for it because of spirals, kind of ugly. I love spirals though. So I always try. And this thing might still end up with spirals, you never know. Then ultimately this is going to go over so that nothing's poking, kinda like that. And from the front, it looks like that, so not too shabby. And then this can go down through there. Tweak it with your fingers a little bit. And it'll come right through there so it lays right up against the stone. Well, maybe this one was meant to be the spiral because now it's just right there. This a little better placement and the parole goes all the way to the end to which might look a little better. So why not? Let's try it. We can always cut it. You can always take it off. You can always take it in. And as you something. Ultimately the spirals, you just want to try and make them around. Kind of. Keep the wire right up against itself as it like centipedes and so like that. Yeah, that's a way better looking spiral. So look in DC. I mean, the things that we have left are these little pieces of wire which could help us hold the stone in because the stones not really in. I think that's what needs to happen here. So to lock in this side of the stone, maybe these can twist like that. And this can get cut off. And now this can go do something and that's officially holding the stone in. So maybe this wants to be a spiral 2. Let's check it out. Let's go through the woods here. So sweet, I'm going to make sure that this is over on the side of the stone. The stone doesn't go anywhere. We don't want this poking either. Hands are getting sore. And then I'm gonna make this little spiral tool and see what happens. I'm going to make this a really tight spiral. So you just grab the very end and you kind of do that and then you just tweak it to make sure that it's like as in there as possible. And then you just twist it right up against the wire as circular as possible. And then ultimately you just kinda do this and make it a little more around rather than oval. But that's kind of a nice touch at the top. Looks pretty good. And after lots of tweaking, wrapping, going around all the things, this is what it looks like and back is obviously ugly. I always she used the back to be like the area where things are tied together and they try to make them look a little more professional. So once you kind of make sure that these little guys aren't going to fall out. And everything else is kinda where you want it. You've got yourself a pendant for the future. You know, you just wrap some patterns, pick a stone and then you kinda go for it. And in my opinion, some of the most fun creations come from just winging it and kinda flowing with the stone rather than having a game plan. And every, you know, expectations set, I guess, is a good way to say it. I don't set expectations when I create wire apps. So things kinda wonky, but it's also kind of fun and keep an eye out for more tutorials in the future.