How to Make a Wire Work Beetle Pendant

Original price was: $137.00.Current price is: $82.20.

Come make a fabulous bug pendant with us! In this course Nik is going to show how to construct a caged wire wrapped cabochon setting in the shape of a winged beetle.

We will cover:

how to shape and build the wire frame

how to secure the stone in place

how to do the bead embellishments and so much more!

This project will give you a basic understanding of how to build this particular type of setting and from there you will be able to build many other styles, with a little imagination!

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In-Depth Instructions

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What You Will Learn

Day 01: We will start by building the back mount and some of the additional frame pieces to begin assembling the entire frame.

Class 01:

  • Making the pad that rest behind the stone

Class 02:

  • Shaping the wings and head and joining to the back pad

Class 03:

  • Shaping more pieces that will join the head and creating the bottom half of the stone cage.

Day 02: We will continue to work on the frame and secure our stone in place.

Class 04:

  • Finishing the bottom half of the cage and started to add beads to the head and start the top half of the stone cage.

Class 05:

  • Working on the top half of the cage and shaping more head pieces/ antenna

Class 06:

  • Adding in more bead embellishments in the head and starting the bail

Day 03: We will be finishing off the pendant with embellishing details like the beaded wings and beaded head details. Along with the bail and making sure all the wire ends are taken care of.

Class 07:

  • Filling in the wings with seed beads

Class 08:

  • Finishing the beaded wings and making a bead linked chain

Class 09:

  • Creating a clasp to finish off the chain


  • In the bonus class I will be showing you how to execute the herringbone weave with round beads. This setting is great for adding more interest to bead link chains, making earrings, bracelet components and anything else your imagination can come up with.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Wire Work Beetle Pendant

Time table:
6 hours

Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Jewelry Artists, resin artists, metalsmiths

Main objective:
Learn how to create beautiful wire beetles.



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