Making Jewelry by Stringing Beads on Bead Stringing Wire -- Page 5

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Step 15 to Stringing Beads to Make Jewelry with Wire and Beads Orange NecklaceStep 15:  Now we are ready to finish both ends of the necklace.  Start by sliding your end cone finding onto your jewelry wire until it is as far down as possible.  It should cover part of the end bugle bead as shown at right.Step 16 to Making Jewelry by Stringing Beads

Step 16:  Using your bent chain nose pliers, grip the wire immediately above the end cone and hold the end cone tightly in position on top of the beads.  Bend the wire over 90 degrees as shown at left.  The distance between the end cone and the bend in the wire is determined by the thickness of your pliers.  Remember this thickness because you will want to do the other end the same way.Step 17 to Making Jewelry by Stringing Beads

Step 17:  Just as you did in step 4, make a loop in the wire with your round nose pliers.  For this loop, since it will connect to your clasp, you need to make  a rather large loop, about 3/16" in diameter.  Please see the picture at Step 18 to Making Jewelry by Stringing Beads on Bead Stringing Wireright.

Step 18:  Now slide one side of your clasp onto this loop. 

Step 19 to Making Jewelry by Stringing Beads on Bead Stringing WireStep 19:  At this point we need to grasp the loop in the jaws of our bent closing pliers and wrap the end of the jewelry wire around the stem of the loop about 2-3 times.  Step 20 to Making Jewelry by Stringing Beads on Bead Stringing WireKeep the end of the wire perpendicular to the wire stem while you are wrapping as this will minimize any spacing between the wraps.  When the wraps are almost touching the end cone, cut the excess wire with your flush cutter.  While continuing to hold the loop in your bent chain nose pliers, use a second pair of pliers to squeeze and twist the cut end of the wire flat. 

Step 20:  Perform steps 15 through 19 on the opposite end of your necklace with the other side of your magnetic clasp.  When you have completed, put the necklace on and go find a mirror.  At this point you are ready to admire your efforts. 

This same approach will apply to almost all bead stringing projects.

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