Make Custom WIre End Cones
by Debbie Blair
Did you know that you can easily make your own cones using round-nose pliers and a bit of wire? Finish your bracelets with custom-made end cones for a truly one-of-a-kind design.
Instructions
I work directly from a spool of 18-gauge wire; you don't want to use a thin gauge, as the cone won't be as sturdy. Start by wrapping the end of the wire around the widest part of the pliers. Holding the pliers in your dominant hand and the wire tightly in the other hand, slowly rotate the pliers while keeping the wire taught. This allows the wire to slowly wind its way up the pliers, forming a cone shape.

Slip the cone off the pliers and trim the ends. Voila! I find this method makes the perfect size cones for my multi-strand necklaces with small beads!
Debbie Blair's Make Custom WIre End Cones - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire end cone
Debbie Blair's Make Custom WIre End Cones - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire end cone
Debbie Blair's Make Custom WIre End Cones - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, wire end cone

Materials

20 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-M20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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20 Gauge Round Burgundy Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-K20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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20 Gauge Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.81
  • Gold Club Price: $0.61
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Coiling