Here are the supplies and equipment you will need:
Your choice of size and type of cabochon
About 1-foot of 24-gauge half-round gold-filled wire
*22-gauge dead-soft square gold-filled wire or 20-gauge dead-soft square gold-filled wire
Wire pin vise
*Some people recommend using 20-gauge vs. 22-gauge square wire. However, 20-gauge is much stronger and harder. So, if you’ve got whimpy hands (like me) then try using 22-gauge.
**For clamps, you can also use those black binder clips available at office supply stores which are used for binding papers together. Just make sure you cover the inside of the binder clips with a soft cloth or something so you don't scratch up your wire.