WireLace® Ribbon with a Crimp Bead

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Learn to finish a piece of jewelry using WireLace® ribbon and a 2x2mm crimp bead.
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Step 1

Cut the Soft Flex 2 inches longer then your desired finished length. Cut the WireLace® ribbon twice as long as the Soft Flex. String a 2x2mm crimp bead onto the Soft Flex.

Step 2

String one end of the clasp on the Soft Flex. Then go back through the crimp bead, creating a loop around the clasp.

Step 3

Crimp the crimp bead using the crimping pliers.

Step 4

Use a wire cutter to cut off the excess Soft Flex.

Step 5

String another 2x2mm crimp bead onto the Soft Flex.

Step 6

Twist the ribbon into a point.

Step 7

Thread the point of the ribbon through the last crimp bead. Then crimp the crimp bead using the crimping pliers.

Step 8

Use a wire cutter to cut off the excess ribbon.

Step 9

Cover each of the crimp beads with a crimp bead cover.

Step 10

String several beads onto the Soft Flex.

Step 11

Using your Soft Flex, go through the ribbon at a point twice as long as the strung beads.

Step 12

String a crystal onto the Soft Flex.

Step 13

Using the Soft Flex, go back through the ribbon.

Step 14

Continue with this pattern until you have reached your desired finished length.

Step 15

To finish, twist the ribbon into a point.

Step 16

String a crimp bead onto the ribbon and the Soft Flex. Crimp your crimp bead with the crimping pliers.

Step 17

Use a wire cutter to cut off the excess ribbon.

Step 18

String another 2x2mm crimp bead onto the Soft Flex.

Step 19

String the other end of the clasp onto the Soft Flex and go back though the crimp bead creating a loop around the clasp. Then crimp the crimp bead with the crimping pliers.

Step 20

Cover all the crimp beads with crimp bead covers.

Step 21

Gently pull the ribbon apart, creating a scalloped look.

     

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