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Vintage Briolette Cap


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This tutorial teaches how to make a beautiful wire ornate bead cap and bail for a very large briolette bead. Instructions are included for the pendant - not the chain or clasp. This tutorial requires small fiddly work and the ability to discover some measurements by trial and error as your briolette will likely be of different dimensions than the one shown here. If you're not confident with this try to find a briolette close to the size of the one used in the tutorial. Measurements given are in cm/mm. Some basic math and measuring is required. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Fine wire wrapping Measuring and cutting wire Tool use Wiring together small fiddly wire pieces Discovering some measurements for yourself as your briolette bead may be a different size to the one used in the tutorial Basic math

Supplies Needed

  • 22g square soft wire (optional)
  • 22g round soft wire
  • 24g round half hard wire

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