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Ci 102 Beading Jewlery Making

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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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