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Learn to finish a piece of jewelry using WireLace® ribbon and a 2x2mm crimp bead.
6mm Wire Lace Ribbon
2x2mm Crimp Beads
Crimp Bead Covers
.014 Soft Flex Beading Wire
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.
String one end of the clasp on the Soft Flex. Then go back through the crimp bead, creating a loop around the clasp.
Crimp the crimp bead using the crimping pliers.
Use a wire cutter to cut off the excess Soft Flex.
String another 2x2mm crimp bead onto the Soft Flex.
Twist the ribbon into a point.
Thread the point of the ribbon through the last crimp bead. Then crimp the crimp bead using the crimping pliers.
Use a wire cutter to cut off the excess ribbon.
Cover each of the crimp beads with a crimp bead cover.
String several beads onto the Soft Flex.
Using your Soft Flex, go through the ribbon at a point twice as long as the strung beads.
String a crystal onto the Soft Flex.
Using the Soft Flex, go back through the ribbon.
Continue with this pattern until you have reached your desired finished length.
To finish, twist the ribbon into a point.
String a crimp bead onto the ribbon and the Soft Flex. Crimp your crimp bead with the crimping pliers.
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.
Cover all the crimp beads with crimp bead covers.
Gently pull the ribbon apart, creating a scalloped look.