Ci 102 Beading Jewlery Making

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  • Beading can be a fun creative hobby.
  • Depending on the type of bead & design you choose will help you decide what kind of wire or elastic to use. Bead wire comes in different thicknesses depending on how stiff you want your design to be or you can use different types of elastic.
  • Ci 102 Beading Jewlery Making

    1. 1. Bracelets Earrings Necklaces The Possibilities By: Tammy L. Canterbury
    2. 2. <ul><li>Needle nosed pliers </li></ul><ul><li>Round nosed pliers </li></ul><ul><li>Wire cutters </li></ul><ul><li>Crimpers </li></ul><ul><li>Bead board </li></ul><ul><li>Scissors </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Beads-plastic, glass, swarovski crystal, metal, ceramic </li></ul><ul><li>Bead wire/elastic string </li></ul><ul><li>Crimping beads </li></ul><ul><li>Jump rings </li></ul><ul><li>Clasps-lobster claw, toggle, traditional </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>What do you want to make? </li></ul><ul><li>Necklace, earrings, bracelet, ring </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a design in mind? </li></ul><ul><li>Different designs require a certain gauge wire to hold it’s shape or hang loosly. </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of bead will you use? </li></ul><ul><li>Most beading wire has a thin vinyl coat but for stretchy bracelets keep in mind ceramic and glass beads may be too abrasive. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Use your bead board to lay out your design. </li></ul><ul><li>Crimp one end of your clasp on. </li></ul><ul><li>Start adding the beads from your board. </li></ul><ul><li>To end feed wire through the hole on the clasp and loop back down through your crimping bead a few more regular beads then crimp your bead and snip off extra wire. </li></ul>

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