Bonbon Beads

from Martine Callaghan

Bonbon Beads Pattern

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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Jewelry

Type:

Earrings

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use wire working tools

Pattern Description:

Most wireworkers have a particular metal which they favour above all others but the charm of this particular pattern is that it is specifically designed for use with coloured wire. The tutorial shows you how to make one bead which you can then use to make any number of pieces as shown in the examples.

The colours open up a whole new dimension by making wire rather than beads the centre of attention.The combinations of colours are infinite as you have 3 elements to play with: the bead, the inner wire and the outer wire.

This is a super easy yet sophisticated pattern to give your jewellery a whole new dimension.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2.5cm/1"

Materials:

  • For one bead: 60cm/24" 0.5mm/24 gauge (or thinner) soft round wire Colour A 1m/40" 0.5mm/24 gauge soft round wire Colour B 1 12mm round bead 8cm/3" 1mm/18 gauge round wire
  • TOOLS: Chain nose pliers Round nose pliers Wire cutters ring sizer (UK P size, USA 7 1/2) or 18mm/ 0.7" mandrel Hammer and block. File Clear sticky tape

About Designer

About Designer

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My passion for jewellery designing and making started 12 years ago with a silversmithing course and I have since embraced other techniques such as stringing, bead weaving, chain maille, resin but my true love is wirework in which I now specialize.
I have contributed a monthly project to Beads & Beyond for the past 3 years, written numerous tutorials which I sell on my website and I am the ...

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