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Monogram D Pendant Tutorial

July 10, 2015

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Need a handmade gift or want to add to your jewelry collection? Then follow this DIY wire monogram pendant tutorial for the letter D!

Hello Friday, I’ve waited all week for you. I think I may need a vacation, it’s been a really long time since I’ve had time off – most of the time, vacation means running extra errands and fixing things…if I could really have a vacation I’d just take naps, that would be amazing. It’s Friday and we’re going to make letter D in the wire monogram series! D is almost exactly the same as B with the exception of one of the humps, or is it bumps? H’s, m’s and n’s have humps, but what about b’s and d’s? To be accurate I’m going with bumps.

Monogram D Pendant Tutorial

Materials:
5 inches of 18 gauge wire (I prefer 16 or 14 gauge, but start with 18 gauge)
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Flush cutters
Plastic hammer
Bench block
Jump ring

Need a handmade gift or want to add to your jewelry collection? Then follow this DIY wire monogram pendant tutorial for the letter D!

Most of your shaping is now done, give your pendant a gentle hammering to stiffen the wire – don’t go crazy with it as it will make the wire brittle, but don’t be afraid of it either. Be extra careful where any wires cross as it can create a nice dink/joint in the wire and weaken it significantly. You might need to make some slight adjustments to the letter with your fingers.

As with the B, the end of the tail comes from behind the side loop and then wraps back around the bottom of the side loop…if you look closely you will see what I mean (you can click on the picture and it will enlarge).

TIP: if you are having a hard time making the letter, try making your charms larger until you can get the hang of it. Smaller pieces of wire are harder to work with and they become “work hardened” faster too.

Add a jump ring appropriately sized for the necklace you will wear it on and you’re done! These are delicate little pendants so I don’t recommend them for children.

Now I am going to go take a nap, or I might eat one of my doughnuts…decisions, decisions. If you haven’t already, head over and enter the giveaway!

Completely off topic question: if you could where would you go on vacation right now, if you could?

For more wire monogram letters tutorials: A, B, C, H

Need a handmade gift or want to add to your jewelry collection? Then follow this DIY wire monogram pendant tutorial for the letter D!

  • Donna Whelan July 14, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Love the D. Must be because it starts my name. Easy tutorial to follow.

  • Shirley Wood July 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Another fun tutorial! Monogrammed everything is so huge right now! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. I’m about to head over to enter the giveaway, right after I stop day dreaming about a beach vacation!

  • Jess July 15, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Adorbs! You make it look so easy! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!