Forming Filigree - Option 1

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Choose a filigree bead that can be opened, and use a little gentle finesse to turn it into a distinctive jewelry component.
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Step 1

Choose a bead or filigree piece that can be opened. We have chosen this round bead with 4 "petals".

Step 2

Use the chain nose pliers to grasp the end of one "petal".

Step 3

Gently pull up on the "petal", pulling it away from the other "petals".

Step 4

Grasp another "petal" with the chain nose pliers and gently pull it away from the other "petals".

Step 5

Grasp the third "petal" with the chain nose pliers and gently pull it away from the other "petals".

Step 6

Grasp the last "petal" with the chain nose pliers and gently pull it away to evenly open the bead.

Step 7

Open or close each "petal" of the bead for the desired look.

         

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