Wrapping crystals has led me to wrapping rings. On this one I’ve used Stainless Steel 20 gauge wire. The trick is to harden the wire prior to starting the wrap. I’ve put some of these rings in the Etsy store.
I’ve tried this several times in the past and never succeeded. This time I used a different technique and heavier wire.
These are electroplated quartz crystals drilled and purchased on a strand. Not too expensive and so perfect for trial and error. I chose a 16 gauge black annealed steel wire and pulled it through xxx steel wool before preceding. The crystals are tough and not so easily chipped or broken so I was able to use parallel clamping jaw pliers to hold the parts while I wrapped. Haha, fun! Maybe I’ll put these in leather thongs.