Stringing on wire
If you have never tried stringing beads, it is high time that you did so. We present a simple tutorial from mixes of beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ which you will be able to follow with ease.
Color mixes of beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand will simpilfy your initial steps when creating your first costume jewelry accessories.
Designer: Helena Chmelíková
Materials and tools:
PRECIOSA Pressed Beads
- a wire in the shade of the bead mix (light green in the example)
- metal parts (platinum in the example); metal crimp beads; an adjusting chain (a chain with large links made of thin wire); a carabiner, small rings (4 mm)
- snipping pliers; flat nose pliers (for crimping the metal crimp beads and closing the rings); a ruler
Select any shapes, preferably in larger sizes.
Cut off about 40 cm of wire. String about 16 cm of shapes. String 1 crimp bead in front of the shapes at the beginning and end of the stringing. String 1 crimp bead between the first and second and also the last and penultimate shapes. Return the ends of the wire into the stringing. Thread them behind the second crimp bead from the ends of the stringing.
Create a wire loop. Crimp the crimp beads. Cut off any excess wire.
Complete the bracelet. Open a ring. Thread the wire loop onto it. String the carabiner onto it. Close the ring. Cut off about 7-8 cm of adjusting chain. Thread the wire through the ring once again at the opposite end. String both ends of the chain onto it. Close.