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Caged Bead LInk »
InstructionsIn this lesson you will learn how to cage a round bead or marble with loops at each end to act as a link in your design.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Funky, Classic, Cute, Whimsical, Romantic, Traditional, Casual
15" square wire 6" half round wire 1-20mm round bead
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to use these large beads in a necklace without simply stringing them on beading wire or making loops at each end. So I decided to make a caged bead that I would be able to link with other caged beads.
What are you most proud of?
This was my first attempt at designing something with wire without looking at a tutorial and making it. This is entirely my design.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use dead soft wire so that while you are making this project the wire doesn't get too stiff. Also, if you are just learning use practice wire like copper or brass before you move to more expensive wires.