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Step 12: The final step in this technique is to cut the excess wire at the bottom of your wrap. Use your flush cutter and again, orientate the flat side of your flush cutter toward the finished piece. See the picture at right for the completed wrap. (Remember, don't cut the wire if you don't need to. Having the extra wire threaded inside your beads will make the resulting necklace or bracelet stronger.) Please see the two examples of this technique below.
Finishing the Opposite End: In some ways, finishing the initial end of the necklace or bracelet can be more difficult than finishing the final end especially when the bead stringing wire can be threaded through your beads. After stringing the last bead on the bead stringing wire, clamp the end of the bead stringing wire with a hemostat and make your wire loop by following steps one through four to these instructions. When you get to step 5, thread your bead stringing wire through the loop you made in the wire and then back through your first inch of beads. Clamp the end of the bead stringing wire with your hemostat where it appears outside the last inch of beads. Pull the slack bead stringing wire until all that remains is a small segment of bead stringing wire between the loop in the wire and the beads. This small segment should be between 1/8 inch and 3/16 inch long. Once you have your necklace or bracelet ready, then you can continue with steps 6 through 12.
We hope that this technique works for you. We really like this
technique. We think that it is stronger than using crimp beads and
when done properly, it is as attractive or more attractive than crimp
beads. We really like the fact that as long as you have 20
or 22 gauge jewelry wire, beads and bead stringing wire, you are ready
to make jewelry. You don't have to worry about running out of
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