Memory Wire Choker Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Memory wire is a great material to use for children's jewelry or people who have trouble with the dexterity it takes to use some clasps. This wire will retain its shape for years and always snap back to its original shape, no clasp needed!
Step one: Memory wire comes in a long, continuous coil. To measure the length you will need, hold one end and stretch it around your neck. Leave an additional 1½ inches of over lap to create your end loops. Cut to the appropriate length with side cutters.
Step two: Make a simple loop in one end of the memory wire. For detailed instructions on how to make a simple loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Memory wire is stiff. It is easiest to create the loops by turning away from the natural curve of the wire.
Step three: The pattern for this necklace is a sterling silver Bali double spacer, 6mm olivine Czech glass druk bead, double spacer, 4mm topaz druk bead, 5mm Swarovski jet bicone and another topaz druk. Repeat this pattern until you reach the other end of the wire, leaving approximately ½ inch to make the loop in your wire.
Step four: Embellish the necklace by adding a charm to one of the end loops, or create a dangle as we did, by stringing beads on a head pin and attaching it with a simple loop to the end loop of the necklace.
Approximate size: 14½ inches
Tools Used: Ergonomic round nose pliers (TOOL-127) German ergonomic side cutters (TOOL-507) Memory wire silver necklace 1oz (MWIRE-N1S)