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In the picture shown at right, it is difficult to see the knot in the bead stringing wire. Because the bead stringing wire is so small we will show how to tie the knot using string.
Step A: Start by threading the bead stringing wire through the loop in your 22 gauge wire. In the picture below-left, we use a pen instead of the 22 gauge wire because it is larger and shows better in the pictures.
Step B: Tie a simple knot in the bead stringing wire. This knot is the made by looping the short end of the wire round and under the longer portion of the wire and is identical to the beginning steps in tying one's shoes. See the picture below-center.
Step C: Now we need to rotate the knot to that it will be on the opposite side of the 22 gauge wire from the necklace. In order to do this with your bead stringing wire, you will need to thread the short end of the bead stringing wire through the loop in the 22 gauge wire. In the picture above right, the necklace will be threaded on the bead stringing wire from the top. In the picture below-right, the necklace would be threaded on the bead stringing wire from the bottom and the knot in the wire is on the inside of the loop of 22 gauge wire.
Step D: If possible, do not cut the excess bead stringing wire. Instead, thread your beads on both the long and the short strand of bead stringing wire. This makes the connection between the bead stringing wire and the 22 gauge wire even stronger.
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