Wire Jewerly Tip – Beading Wire

By on February 23, 2015
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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Product of the Week for February 23, 2015

This week we feature our Beading Wire

What is a Beading Wire?

Jewelry beading wire is ideal for all your beading projects! Whether you’re adding beaded details to a wire wrapped ring or bangle, or if you’re beading a bezel pendant, this bead wire will hold your design.

How to use Beading Wire?

Stringing beads on beading wire is one of the most popular methods for making beaded jewelry. It’s also one of the simplest – which makes it a great for beginners. Once you get the hang of bead stringing, the creative possibilities for make beaded necklaces and bracelets are endless.

How to get started with beading wire:

1. Gather your beads and plan your design; When you use a variety of different types of beads, colors and sizes, you might want to use a bead board to help keep them all sorted out. That way you can try out different combinations before you get started to see what looks the best. You can string just about any type of bead on beading wire.

2. Gather your beading supplies: In addition to your beads you will need some simple supplies: crimp beads (appropriate size for your wire), crimping pliers, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters and a ruler or yard stick. You may also need end findings or clasps depending on your design.

Below I’ve put a quick example of a beaded necklace – that easy to make with any kind of wire including Beading Wire or Memory Wire.

Irradiated Quartz Necklace

Why purchase a new necklace to go with a favorite outfit?  Make one instead!  To make this piece, use 22g square half-hard wire in 4-inch long pieces.

  • To begin, make a wrapped loop at one end of a piece of wire
  • Add the beads and then make another wrapped loop at the other end.
  • For the next and following beaded segments, wrap each loop into the preceding and the following segments.
  • To finish the necklace, a simple S hook and large jump ring form the clasp, or add your favorite!

Beading and Memory Wire:

Beading Wire is a must have for any workbench! Want to know more about using Beading wire – take a look at our Wire Jewelry Books today!

Happy Wrapping!

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