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Double Chained Beads

from Pam Preslar
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Double Chained Beads
Double Chained Beads Beaded Bead as a Double Chained Bead
Double Chained Beads Wrapped Infinity Link
Double Chained Beads Double Chained Bead Bracelet
Double Chained Beads Double Chained Bead Bracelet
Double Chained Beads Variety of Double Chained Beads

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic handling of wire and wire working tools

Pattern Description:

In this tutorial you will learn how to wrap beads with a sturdy and attractive double loop. You will also learn how to make bead caps for your wrapped beads. Learn the basics and then go off on your own to a gazillion design variations of your own. The creative possibilities are endless!

Introductory Sale Price - Normal price is $6.95

You will also receive my Wrapped Infinity Link Tutorial. In that tutorial you will learn to make an attractive and chunky wire connector as in the last photo.

You can use just about any gauge to make wrapped beads. I use large 16 gauge wire in the photos so that you can see the details of each step large and up close.

The tutorial will cover lots of important details and techniques, such as:
How to get the loops placed exactly where I want them every time.
How to make perfectly round loop.
How to make a secure bead cap.
How to make a double wrapped looped.
How to make incredible wrapped beads with no ends sticking out and using just one piece of wire.

This is an intermediate level tutorial. All the steps are contained within, however some wire experience will help you in handling the wire and getting it to do what you want it to do.

In this tutorial I do NOT cover how to make spirals. I cover that in a variety of other tutorials that you can purchase where you purchased this tutorial. Spirals are covered in my Wire Whimsy and also in One-Wire Chandelier Earrings. They are found here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/necklace/wire-whimsy/45671 and here http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/earrings/one-wire-chandelier-earrings/50167

Contains full color photographs and text for each step. Just print those pages that you want to have at hand while you work if you want to save on paper.


  • 5 (or more) 12mm (or larger) round beads
  • 15 feet round dead soft 18 gauge wire
  • 6 feet cound dead soft 24 gauge wire (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Fine round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Flush wire cutter
  • Fatter Round Nose pliers

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