KHQ Crafts

Did you watch KHQ’s story on Summers Glass Beads? Here is how you make a necklace from there:) Enjoy!!

This came from Cindy Summers at Summers Glass and Beads in Coeur d’Alene, ID. If you would like to visit their store, they are located at 211 E Sherman Ave in Downtown, or just head to their website at

Contemporary Copper Necklace


Material List:

  • 90 inches of 16 gauge (dead soft & round) copper wire
  • 50 inches of 20 gauge (dead soft & round) copper wire
  • 12 large fun beads
  • 24 to 48 small beads or spacers

Tool Needed:

  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Bench block
  • Chasing hammer


Cut 12 pieces of 16 gauge copper wire approximately 7 inches in length.

Grip the end of the wire with a round nose plier and roll the end into a simple loop. 

 Hold the loop in your hand or with the flat nose pliers then at the end of spiral hold with your round nose pliers and bend back.  Go to the other side and bend the wire back to form a double hair pin.  Hold the other end of the wire with your round nose pliers; roll the end into a simple loop to meet the hair pin.

Put the copper piece on your bench block and lightly flatten with the flat side of your chasing hammer. 

 Turn the hammer over and texture with the round end.

Cut 12 pieces of 20 gauge cooper wire approximately 4 inches in length.  Make a simple loop using your round nose pliers,

add a bead and create a simple loop on the other end. 

Connect the copper swirl to the beaded link.

Once all the links are connected together,

you should have a necklace approximately 30 inches long.


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