This briolette necklace tutorial is a great starting place for a beginner in jewellery making and a great spring and summer design.
Begin by cutting your desired length of flex-rite wire for your necklace - we would advise leaving a few extra cm to work with.
Thread the briolette bead onto the wire.
Place one crimp on the end of the wire and squeeze the centre tube part of the crimp with snipe nose pliers to secure in place.
Test the crimp to ensure it is secure and repeat on the other end of the wire with the other crimp.
Twist open the loop on the bolt ring with snipe nose pliers, and add the loop of one of the crimps on the of the necklace.
Close the loop and fasten the necklace.
Your design is now complete!
Side cutters - for cutting metal wire, headpins etc. with minimum effort
Snipe nose pliers - for crimping and bending metal sheet and wire
Or Pack of Pliers & Side Cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!
Make the design your own by using your favourite briolette bead.
'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers
'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan
'Beading Design' by Kim Glover
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
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