Any thickness and any size, suitable for a pendant or earrings!
Rock Wraps are great for Sea Glass
#1 Place rock or object on to the Rock Wrap. Check the size to make sure that both the top and bottom circles can come up and around the object to be wrapped.
All you need is a standard round nose pliers.
You do not want to use a chain nose pliers as they could cut the wire.
#2 Place your sea glass, sea shell, cabochon, tumbled stone, or, whatever you wish to make into a pendant, onto the Rock Wrap. From this point on, we will call the object the “stone”.
#3 Bend top circle down and around top of the stone. Bend it up to a 90 degree angle to the top of your stone.
#4 Bend the bottom circle up around the bottom of the stone. If your stone has a corner, you may want to use it to bend the Rock Wrap up and over the corner.
#5 Place the tip of the round plier onto one of the circle wires at a 90 degree angle to the stone. This is the most important rule to remember.
Do not put the plier at an angle to the wire. This will just bend up the wire and ruin it and the look of your pendant.
# 6 After placing your plier on the wire correctly, rotate the plier by rotating your wrist. Keep the wire down on stone as you twist. We call this a wave twist. You may make the twist in either direction. There is no “right” or “wrong’. You may even want to put two or three wave twists on each wire. You can create the look that you want.
This is the correct 90 degree angle to the stone.
#7 Use the side of the pliers to push the wire tight against the stone then tighten the wave twist to tighten the wire around the stone. Repeat this on the other circle and your stone is secure and will never come out.
#8 If necessary to tighten the Rock Wrap even tighter onto your stone, turn the stone over and put wave twists on all the wires.
#9 Place your pliers onto the small round circle at the end of the wire. This is the bail. It needs to be turned at 90 degrees to the stone so that the pendant will hang correctly, straight down on the chain.
#10 Admire your new pendant!!! If you like more design on your piece, use the next size larger Rock Wrap and make more wave twists in each wire. Keep in mind that Rock Wraps were invented to wrap stones, so that the wire does not cover up the stone so that the stone is your focal point. Let the stone be the star, let it shine!