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Wire Wrap Necklace Craft

Wire Wrap Necklace Craft

Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Here's a way for your kid to show off that lucky pebble or one-of-a-kind beach find he picked up during a recent adventure.

What you'll need

  • Scissors
  • 20-gauge silver-colored or copper wire
  • Special stone, beach glass, shell, or other small treasure
  • Leather cording
  • Lanyard hook (sold at most craft stores)

How to make it

  1. Cut two 10-inch lengths of wire.
  2. Wrap the midsection of one wire around the chosen treasure and tightly twist together the ends.
  3. Likewise, attach the second wire from the opposite side, just below the first one.
  4. Bend the twisted wire pairs up alongside the treasure and join them together at the top with a few more twists.
  5. Form a small loop (large enough to thread the cording through).
  6. Wrap at least 1/4 inch of wire around the base of the loop, then snip off the excess.
  7. Cut the leather cording to the desired length plus 2 inches.
  8. Tie a lanyard hook onto one end and tie the other end into a loop.