Okay. Here we go.
I laid out my piece. I am using gold plated findings and spacers with Tiger’s Eye. These are the materials you are going to need.
If you want to learn how to make the figure eights for the clasp, click here. The link will open another window.
What you are about to see was taught to me by a fellow jewelry maker when I was first starting out. Her name is Krystal. We met at a gathering back in 2005. She told me this way a good way to secure the ends so that, if the wire breaks, you don’t lose any beads. Neat, huh? I thought so.
On to the rest of the story.
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Remember what you did to thread the wire through at the beginning? At the end, there are one or two differences…
Use the round nose pliers to keep from pulling all the wire through the crimp bead. Use either flat or needle nose pliers to pull the end of the wire through to tighten the piece. You may have to play with the wire to get it go through the beads at the end. Be sure not to pull too much of the wire through or the crimp bead will come off, and you will have to do it again.
Until next time, God Bless, and keep crafting!