Easy Jewelry Tutorial : Wire Wrapped Treble Clef Pendant or Earrings

Easy Jewelry Tutorial : Wire Wrapped Treble Clef Pendant or Earrings


Hey guys! This is going to be a quick tutorial
on making a pendant necklace inspired by the musical symbol of the G-clef, or treble clef,
as you can see right here. It is of course, on of the most famous musical symbols and
would make a wonderful present for a music teacher or really anyone who loves music.
So let’s get started on making this pendant. We are going to need 18 gauge wire, round
dead soft. I’m using silver filled here. And let me just… what I like to do with silver
filled and sterling wire is to use just a tarnish remover cloth on the portion I’m going
to be using, just to get it nice and clean and shiny before I start using it. So you’re
going to want approximately four and a quarter inches of this 18 gauge wire. And again, you
can use any type of wire you wish as long as it’s 18 gauge. 16 gauge would probably
also work. Alright, and they you’re going to take your round nose pliers. We’re going
to start right at the end here. Let me pick the end that’s flush–it just makes it look
more finished–and we’re going to start making the inside turn of that treble clef symbol.
So I’m just going to be wrapping this around. And you’re making a spiral so that the inner–the
first cut–isn’t going to be touching the wire that spirals around it. Ok. Now, the
point at which you want to stop turning is when you have about… well, we can probably
go a little farther here… when the tail of your wire is about 2 inches long, you can
stop making that circle and start taking the wire upwards. So what I’m going to do is grip
it right at the top here. And I’m just going to take this tail and bend it up. Now, I don’t
want to get too tight of a bend, but rather… not a right angle bend, but just a gradual
curve up like this. Ok, and I’m going to go up about a half inch from there, and again,
grip it and bend again. Whoops, I’ll try and keep it in screen here… And you can just
go ahead and push that down until it falls directly behind that first spiral. Ok, and
I’m going to go ahead and take my chain nose pliers and just tighten that up a wee bit
and straighten that out a little bit. There you go. And of course referencing an actual–you
know, you can look up on Google, or if you have any sheet music–you can just reference
the actual treble clef symbol that you’re copying. And I love this design; it’s super
fast and easy. We’re almost done actually. So I’m just going to be snipping off this
end to get it flush, with your flush cutters. And they you’re going to make a curve going
this way. So it’s going to go to the left, which means that when you’re making it from
the back it’s going to curve to the right. So you’re going to this time make a full curve,
so that it goes all the way back and meets itself. Like that. And you can kind of adjust
it a little bit larger there might look good. Ok, and we’ll go back to the front here. And
there you have a little treble clef. Now at this point you could simply attach a bail
and use it. You could also make two matching pairs and make earrings out of it. I actually
prefer to do one more step to make this a little bit more sturdy and more finished looking,
although you don’t have to do this. So, what I’m going to do is take my steel bench block,
which is very heavy, and we’re actually going to be hammering this flat. Now it looks best
if you hammer onto the front portion. So what we have to do for that is to bend up the tail.
So I’m using my thumbnail here to stabilize it so it doesn’t get too twisted out of shape.
And I’m just using my chain nose pliers to flip that tail up so that it’s at a right
angle. So now you can see we can hammer the front easily without getting a messy overlap
with the back. Okay. So I’m going to hold that on the edge there and take my hammer.
And I may need to mute it for you guys so it’s not too loud. So I’m just going to gently
hammer this out to flatten it. [Hammering]. Okay, so I have now hammered out both the
tail, if you will, and the front portion. So now we need to close it back up again.
So very simply, I’m going to do the same thing in reverse. Going to grab this and close it
back down. And you can see here it’s kind of… not flat… so we’re going to take our
chain nose pliers and even that out so it lies nice and flat. And if your hammering
got it miss-shaped at all you can just very gently ease it back. There we go. And then
at the very end I just like to hammer out this little top loop there. [Hammering] So
there we have a little treble clef or G clef symbol. And to turn this into a pendant, what
you’ll want to do is then add a bail on top. I’m actually going to make a second video
for that bail, since it applies to pretty much any pendant like this you wish to make,
so I’ll be putting the link to that somewhere on this screen and you can go there to get
the scoop on finishing up this pendant necklace! As always, thanks for watching, and Happy
Crafting!

66 Comments

  1. My best friend used to have a bracelet with a bunch of wire treble clefts on it, and I think she lost it. I'm going to try to remake something like it with this. Thanks so much!

  2. God willing, I shall return and make one of these with you! Thank you for sharing luv! ♥ dig ♥ (pssst! I'm your new subbie!)

  3. Thank You Jocelyn! Made these for a silent auction for local musicians and a business owner. I love your instruction, detailed, always easy to see and understand what you are doing. EXCELLENT!!!

  4. I love this! I went and bought my supplies for this project and I don't know what I did wrong but mine came out crooked and ugly. :/ lol!

  5. Thanks Jocelyn!  I really like your tutorials – they're some of the best taught ones I've found, and also teach some really beautiful designs.  I do have a lot of trouble with open spirals though, and was hoping you could give some tips on how to do this right.  Mine always tend to become closed loops, and when I try to avoid this, they just tend to get a little kinked, and not come out round, as spirals should be.  Any advice you could offer would be most appreciated 🙂

  6. Hi Jocelyn, thank you so much for your beautiful designs and tutorials!!!!  :-))  You make a lot of the easier than what they appear to be…… I've actually subscribed today after watching some of your tutorials. Thanks again,

  7. Thank you for all your tutorial. you are amazing. i have never done this before. the last 1 week, i have been practising and amazed at what i could do following you. Just a question.. when turning the wire, is there a technique in keeping an almost nice round spiral (without the tweaking). 

  8. i love your tutorial! My brother love music and I made this pendant for him :3 This is how is look like : 3
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1044907618860106
    Thank you so much for your teaching 🙂

  9. I made one so far..my brother is a musician I made it him but my son really liked it. I'm going to make another and put it on with a pick then add leather cord.
    I love your tutorials Jocelynn. You are so creative. I didn't get mine quite as round as yours to start out with. You make it look so easy. You're a gifted artist!!!! Thank you so much. Many Blessings, Deborah

  10. So I made my first treble clef.  Mine did not turn out nearly as nice as yours.  I guess I will have to practice more 🙂  I love all your tutorials!!!  Can't wait to see what you release next.

  11. joycelyn you are amazing talent
    cause you gave encourage when i doubt myself can't do one..

    even took to practices and now proffesional singer wanted like Enrique Iglesia
    also head of singer gave group bracelets i made..
    thank you

  12. I just did a search for a "Treble Clef" using wire, and your video popped up first. I am thrilled to have found you! This is EXACTLY what I am looking for. I have to make 30+ theme inspired pendants for an upcoming mother-daughter banquet at my church. This is perfect! Thank you for taking the time to share your gift! I agree with the prior responders: your tutorial is clear and very easy to follow. Blessings!

  13. Wow! amazing! You are very artistic and creative. I like the way you teach. You are a natural with a great gift. I appreciate the time you took to make this for us. Thank you for sharing. I am very pleased. Angel from The Bay

  14. What does dead soft mean? I looked at all the wire when I was buying and none of it said dead soft. Thank you!

  15. Love it! Hammering it really adds that nice finishing touch. Besides myself, I now A LOT of music lovers and musicians who would love to wear one of these. Thanks for the tutorial!

  16. I'm totally crazy about your videos. You are really good at explaining and showing how to do. It could be great if you could tell how long the finished treble clef is 😍

  17. Hello Jocelyn, I also love your videos, your instructions are clear and so easy to follow for a beginner like me.  Could you please explain what I can do to avoid having scratchy ends on my wires. Thank you ♥, Bryn

  18. So, I finally made one today. LOL. It's not as refined or perfect as yours, but it came out nice. Just need more practice. Keep your videos coming. Love all of your tutorials. <3

  19. silly question, but …why not just use a stronger wire and then that eliminates the bang of it …but thanks for refreshing me on how to do them again.. (i use stronger wire and that works great)

  20. Thank you so much . Mad I haven’t tried this before in the 20 years making jewelry. The easiest tutorial thus far.

  21. Thank you for this very well done video.

    The main difficulty is to obtain two Keys of exactly the same shape !!! Do you agree ?

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