How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

By LeafTV Editor

Quartz crystal points add an earthy vibe to any jewelry design. To transform a quartz point into a pendant, try this wire-wrapping technique. The finished pendant works best on a necklace but looks just as great on a bracelet. You can even make two for a pair of earrings.

Wire wrapped crystal

Kirsten Nunez

  • Quartz crystal point
  • 8mm jump rings (2)
  • Jewelry clasp and tag
  • Chain
  • 18-gauge jewelry wire
  • Strong craft glue
  • 3-in-1 jewelry pliers

Because quartz crystals are produced by both nature and manufacturers, it's important to pay attention to the shape. For best results, use a quartz point that is cylindrical, thin and lightweight. With a flatter, wider crystal, you must wrap the wire across the entire crystal instead of focusing on the top portion.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Cut a strand of wire measuring about 10 inches long.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Crystal Point Glue one end of the wire to the top of the quartz crystal point. Let it dry completely.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to WIre Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Bend the wire carefully around the crystal. Use one hand to hold the wire in place and the other to bend it.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Wrap the wire tightly around the crystal 3 to 4 times.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Bend the wire up and over the crystal, leaving a 1/4-inch space for a pendant loop.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Bend the wire vertically. Line it up with the wire that has been wrapped around the top.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Tightly wrap the wire around the top 3 to 4 more times. Wrap the remainder of the wire around the entire length of the crystal.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Open a jump ring by bending the ends away from each other.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Attach the jewelry clasp to one end of the chain with the jump ring. Close the jump ring to secure.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Attach the jewelry tag to the other end of the chain with a second jump ring.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point Add the pendant to the chain to complete your necklace.

How to Wire Wrap a Quartz Crystal Point

How to Wire Wrap a Crystal Point