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Sterling Silver 3 to 1 Link
Soft Flex Beading Wire
Chain Nose Pliers
This technique can also be used for the following two end bar links: Sterling Silver 2 to 1 Link and Sterling Silver 5 to 1 Link
Cut a piece of Soft Flex Beading Wire to your desired length plus two inches. Crimp one end of the Soft Flex and cut the excess off with wire cutters.
Slide the Soft Flex through the first hole on the 3 to 1 link so that the crimp bead is hidden inside the link.
String beads onto the Soft Flex until the desired length has been reached.
String the Soft Flex through the first hole on the second 3 to 1 link so that the Soft Flex comes through to the inside of the link.
Slide a crimp bead onto the Soft Flex. Pull the 3 to 1 link as close to the string of beads as possible.
Crimp the crimp bead as close to the 3 to 1 link as possible. Cut off the excess Soft Flex. The crimp will fall into the inside of the link.
Repeat Steps 1-6 for each of the other holes in the link.
Connect the single loop of one 3 to 1 link to one side of the clasp by attaching a jump ring.
Repeat Step 8 to attach the remaining 3 to 1 link to the other side of the clasp to complete the piece.