Archive for the 'Basic Beading Skill' Category

Basic Jewelry Loop Instructions

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

The final product shown. Step 1: Slide bead(s) onto a 9 Pin or T Pin. Step 2:Using your bent nose or chain nose pliers, bend the wire to form a right angle as close to the bead as possible. Step 3: Using side cutter pliers, remove any excess wire, leaving approximately 8mm of wire Step […]

Making A Simple Loop

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Step 1: Using round nose pliers, grip the wire of the headpin (T Pin) just above the last bead added. Bend the wire to a 90° angle. Using wire cutters, trim the wire to 1 cm Step 2: Grip the end of the cut wire with the tip of the round nose pliers; have very […]

Opening and Closing a Jump Ring

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Step 1: An O Ring (or called jump ring) is a circle of wire with a split in the middle. To open a O Ring, place a pair of chain- or flat-nose pliers on each side of the opening; open the O Ring by moving one pair of pliers away from you and holding the […]