For the necklace sides use three variations
of alternating link designs:
FIRST LINK component DESIGN:
Make two 0.6mm wire coils, 14cm in length
on the small Gizmo mandrel. Take them off
the mandrel and snip into four 0.6mm wire
coils 6.5-7cm in length.
Take some 1mm ‘core’ wire (working from
the reel uncut) with the 7cm length coils
threaded onto it and attach the core wire to
the mandrel handle. Re-insert the mandrel
into the bracket, wind the core wire a few
times to create one or two bare wire coils.
Then press the outer coil tightly up to the
mandrel and then wind the Giz-mo handle,
winding the core wire and its coil ‘sheath’
around the mandrel to produce lovely
spirals of coiled coils (13a).
Make sure you have a few turns of core wire
at either side of the coiled coil. Then repeat
for another 7cm coil length. (13b)
If you have space on the mandrel, you may
be able to make a third. I find you can make
3-4 components at the same time on the
Gizmo mandrel with a few extra winds of
the core wire between each coiled coil to
allow for you to cut in between them and
have one or two core wire coils at each end.
If you cannot fit them all on at once, take
off the ones you have made and make the
remaining spiral components in the same
Take off the mandrel and cut into individual
components at a mid point between the
bare wire coils of the core wire.
(14b)Thread each coiled coil onto 1mm wire,
with an 8mm round gemstone bead either
side of the coil and finish at either end with
TIP: Remember to add in your other finished
linkage components before you close each
wrapped loop and remember to include