Wire Lace Ribbon with a Jumbo Crimp Bead

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Learn to finish a piece of jewelry using the wire lace ribbon and a 3x3mm crimp bead.
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Step 1

Cut the Soft Flex 2 inches longer than your desired finished length. Cut your wire lace twice as long as the Soft Flex. Thread the Soft Flex all the way through the center of the wire lace tube.

Step 2

Twist the wire lace around the end of the Soft Flex until it comes to a point.

Step 3

String a 3x3mm crimp bead onto the wire lace.

Step 4

String one end of the clasp onto the wire lace.

Step 5

Go back through the crimp bead, creating a loop around the clasp.

Step 6

Crimp the crimp bead using the Mighty Crimping Pliers.

Step 7

Use a wire cutter to cut off the excess wire.

Step 8

Insert a bead into the center of the wire lace.

Step 9

Thread the bead onto the Soft Flex inside the wire lace.

Step 10

Slide the bead all the way down to the end of the wire lace.

Step 11

Twist the wire lace into a point.

Step 12

Using the point of the wire lace, slide a bead with a larger hole onto the wire lace.

Step 13

Untwist the wire lace and insert another bead into the center of the wire lace.

Step 14

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

Step 15

To finish, twist the wire lace around the end of the Soft Flex until it comes to a point.

Step 16

String a 3x3mm crimp bead and the other end of the clasp onto the wire lace.

Step 17

Go back through the crimp bead, creating a loop around the clasp.

Step 18

Crimp the crimp bead using the Mighty Crimping Pliers.

Step 19

Use a wire cutter to cut off excess wire lace and Soft Flex.

         

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