Using a Wire Guardian

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Protect beading wire next to the clasp while giving jewelry a polished, professional appearance with a wire guardian. Also called a cable thimble, it’s easy to use – we show you how in FusionBeads.com’s latest step-by-step Beading Technique.
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Step 1

String a crimp bead onto the Soft Flex.

Step 2

String one end of the wire guardian on the Soft Flex.

Step 3

String through the other end of the wire guardian, creating a loop around the wire guardian

Step 4

Lay the Soft Flex around the top of the wire guardian

Step 5

String one end of the clasp on the Soft Flex.

Step 6

String the Soft Flex back through the crimp bead.

Step 7

Make sure that the beading wires are lying parallel to each other and crimp the crimp bead in place.

Step 8

Use the wire cutter to cut off the small tail of the Soft Flex.

Step 9

Once one end of your piece of jewelry is completed, start stringing your beads onto the Soft Flex.

Step 10

String the beads to your desired length.

Step 11

When you have finished stringing all of your beads, use the same wire guardian technique on the other end of the beading wire to finish the piece of jewelry.

Step 12

Congratulations! You have now finished your piece of jewelry using wire guardians.

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