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Enjoy a refresher course on Bead Stringing Wire, Crimp Tubes, and Crimp Tools while learning to make fringy earrings

 

It's always good to have a review on the magical jewelry making formula Bead Stringing Wire + Crimp Tube + Crimp Tool, and always more fun when you're making a dangly earring project at the same time! We've all made the mistake of using the wrong sizes of each, and learned the consequences by having our jewelry fall apart. In this Facebook Live Video, I go over step by step the right way (and the wrong way) to choose your wire, and match your crimp tubes and tools. 

There are great resources in the Beadalon Learning Center to take it to the next level after you've tackled this project! 

Materials:
Quick Links Rings
3 colors of Size 11 Seed Beads
.012 19 Strand Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire
Size 1 Crimp Tubes
Earwires

Tools:
Micro Crimping Pliers
Nipper

Instructions:
STEP 1
Chose your QuickLink shape, and decide on your color palette and pattern.

STEP 2
Cut a piece of Bead Stringing Wire about a foot long. Pick up a Size 1 crimp tube. Loop the wire around the QuickLink and back through the crimp tube. Leave about 1/4 inch and crimp the crimp tube in place. Snip the tail flush with the crimp tube.

STEP 3
Thread your pattern of seed beads onto the beading wire. Add one crimp tube and three seed beads. Skip the three seed beads and pass back through the crimp tube, and several of the seed beads. Pull the slack, but not too tight that the wire gets bent out of shape. Use the Micro Crimping Pliers to crimp the tube into place. Trim the end. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have as many dangles as you'd like.

STEP 4
Add your earwire. Make a second earring to match the first.

Click here to watch the original Facebook Live broadcast, and set your reminders to join us live every Thursday at 2:00pm EST or on the replay. Check us out on all of the socials, and be sure to join the Jewelry Making with Beadalon Facebook Group and share your creations.

Until next time - happy beading!
Meredith