Covering a Component - Outer Edge

See the tabs below for all products and tools used in this technique, plus any additional tips that may be helpful to you!

Use wire to wrap crystals or other beads onto any component. This variation places the beads onto the component’s outer edge.
Inspiration Level 
Approximate Finished Length3mpty
Printer-Friendly
Tip 13mpty
Tip 23mpty
Tip 33mpty
Tip 43mpty
Tip 53mpty
Tip 63mpty
Tip 73mpty
Tip 83mpty
Tip 93mpty
Tip 103mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty
3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

3mpty

Step 1

To anchor the wire to the component, begin by holding the component and an inch of the wire in one hand. Then with your other hand, lay the wire over the top of the component.

Step 2

Bring the wire behind the component and pull it up through the middle of the component.

Step 3

Bring the wire over the top of the component again. Be sure to lay the wire as close as possible to the previous wire.

Step 4

Bring the wire behind the component and pull it up through the middle of the component. This has now anchored the wire to the component with two wraps.

Step 5

String a bead onto the wire.

Step 6

Bring the wire over the top of the component. The bead should be resting on the outer edge of the component.

Step 7

Holding the bead in place against the edge of the component, bring the wire down behind the component.

Step 8

Pull the wire up through the middle of the component.

Step 9

Bring the wire over the top of the component.

Step 10

Bring the wire behind the component and pull it up through the middle of the component.

Step 11

String a bead onto the wire.

Step 12

Bring the wire over the top of the component. The bead should be resting on the outer edge of the component.

Step 13

Holding the bead in place against the edge of the component, bring the wire down behind the component.

Step 14

Pull the wire up through the middle of the component.

Step 15

Bring the wire over the top of the component.

Step 16

Bring the wire behind the component and pull it up through the middle of the component.

Step 17

String a bead onto the wire. Continue pattern by repeating steps 12 through 17 until you have completely covered the component.

Step 18

To anchor the end of the wire to the component, bring the wire down behind the component. Then pull the wire up through the middle of the component.

Step 19

Bring the wire over the top of the component.

Step 20

Repeat steps 18 and 19, anchoring the wire with two wraps. Once the wire is anchored, cut the end of the wire with the wire cutters.

Step 21

Cut the other end of the wire with the wire cutters.

Step 22

Use chain nose pliers to squeeze the end of the wires tight against the component. There should not be any wires sticking out.

Step 23

Congratulations! You have successfully covered a component with beads!

 

Copyright © 2004 – 2014 Fusion Beads, Inc. FusionBeads.com®

Fusion Beads Inc, Beads, Seattle, WA