wire wrapped charm DIY

I’ve been on a bit of a jewelry making kick.  The thing I love about making my own jewelry and accessories is that it’s a fun way to update my wardrobe without buying new clothes.  A new necklace or pin seems to bring new life to an old outfit.

make your own wrapped wire charms

In this post I showed how to use Dimensional Magic and glitter to transform glass pieces.  Now I’m going to show you how to make your own bezels out of jewelry wire, which you can fill with the glitter mixture I showed you before.   I have seen this wire in the crafts section at Dollar Tree, and you can find floral wire there, too, if you want something wider.  In addition to pendants, you can use this idea to make embellishments for cards and scrapbooking, magnets, or hair pins.

Project estimate:

  • Jewelry Wire, on hand or $1 and up
  • Glitter, on hand
  • Dimensional Magic, about $3 and up
  • Packaging Tape, on hand

Total:  about $3 and up

Part 1 instructions

Step one:  Keeping the wire on the spool, coil the wire to make a ring to hang the pendant from.

Step two:  Begin wrapping the wire around a round object, like a dowel rod.  Wrap it to make 5-8 circles.

Step three:  Leave a 12 inch “tail” and cut the wire off the spool.   Use the excess wire to begin wrapping the circle.  When you complete the circle, cut off the excess wire and tuck in the end.

Part 2 instructions

Step four:  Press the wire firmly onto a piece of masking tape.  Fill with a very small amount of Dimensional Magic.  Some of it may seep through the bottom; we will trim this off later.  Set aside to dry for at least an hour.

Step five:  Mix Dimensional Magic with glitter.  Fill your wire wrapped bezel with the glitter mixture.

When it is dry, simply peel the packaging tape off the back carefully.  Trim any excess off, and rock your new pendant!

Wire Charms DIY

My daughter and I had fun making lots of different shapes and items.  Since she is too young to use the wire, I let her fill jewelry blanks with the DM/glitter mixture to make sparkly jewelry.

DIY Glitter Jewelry

Once you get the hang of wrapping wire, you can make lots of different shapes.  I think it would be cute to make one in the shape of your home state or country.  Another variation would be to tint the Dimensional Magic with ink instead of using glitter to create a different look.  Dimensional Magic is not water proof, and it is still pliable, so if you want to make something more durable you should use resin instead.  This is a fun, quick craft if you use Dimensional Magic, and it’s safe to make with kids.  Enjoy!

DIY Wire Charms