Sometimes gemstone beads can be a little too plain and uniform in colour particularly if they are very large. However, encasing them in a bead cage instantly makes them much more interesting and adds unity to a piece of jewellery. A bead cage is also useful for protecting delicate beads and evening out the size of nugget beads. This tutorial will show you a quick and easy method of encasing any shape or size of bead in a wire cage. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Make a spiral make a loop SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 2.5cm/1"