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Create an elegant, spiraling embellishment with wire by wrapping it around your favorite bead!
Print these instructions
Bead(s) with a center drilled hole
Wire - dead soft (22 gauge sterling silver shown)
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Try using colored wire for extra impact.
Cut a 5" piece of wire. Make a wire wrapped loop at one end of the wire.
String a bead onto the wire.
Make a wire wrapped loop on the other side of the bead.
Wrap the wire down to the bead.
Bring the wire down behind and back over the bead, continuing the wrapping motion.
Continue wrapping around the bead until you reach the first wire wrap.
Wrap the wire once around the base of the first wire wrap.
Continue wrapping the wire back up the entire first wire wrap. It may help to hold onto the first loop with chain nose pliers.
Once you have completely wrapped around the first wire wrap, use wire cutters to cut off the excess wire.
Use chain nose pliers to gently squeeze and tuck the end of the wire tight to the wire wrap so the wire does not stick out and snag clothing.
Congratulations! You now have a wrapped wire around a bead.