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Preciosa Project - Wired Bracelet with Pip Beads
We would like to introduce you to the new PRECIOSA Pip™ bead. Its dimensions of 5 x 7 mm comply with the current trend for mini beads. The axially symmetric flattened shape of the small core enables the realisation of half metal coating on both sides of the bead with the resulting effect of an overall decoration. This time, we have tried using these small pressed beads with the wire jewelry making technique. Try it with us and create an original accessory.
TOOLS and MATERIALS:
|PRECIOSA Pip glass beads GBPIP7|
2.5 m of thin 0.30 mm wire, bracelet memory wire with a diameter of 7 cm, 2x 6 mm rings, 1x 4 mm ring, a clasp, needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, snipping pliers
Cut a circle from the 7 cm bracelet memory wire and create a loop at one end (fig. no. 1).
Continue according to the macramé technique and create twisted knots. Fold the wire in half, place the middle of the folded wire onto the lower edge of the memory wire and tie the first simple knot. Then string 1 x Pip on the same side (fig. no. 2). Continue in this way until you have covered the entire circumference of the memory wire (fig. no. 3). Use a total of about 90 x Pip beads. Then twist both ends of the thin wire around the memory wire twice. Cross both ends twist them twice and snip them off. Use the flat nose pliers to press the snipped ends to the last knot so that they do not scratch you. Create another loop at the second end of the memory wire using the needle nose pliers (fig. no. 4).
Pass one ring (6 mm) through each of the loops at the ends of the memory wire and close them using the flat nose pliers (fig. no. 5). Attach the carabiner to one ring using the 4 mm ring (fig. no. 6).