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How to Make Cocoon Beads from Wire


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This is the basic tutorial of how to make cocoon beads. Cocoon beads design is so special to me that I consider it as my signature design. Now it's time for me to share the secret. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL. The name Cocoon Bead was chosen for the obvious reason of the design that resembles a cocoon. Use the cocoon beads as dangling charms, beads, buttons, anything you can think of to adorn your handmade creations. This design opens to a lot of possibilities. If you're familiar with my previous tutorials, this tutorial also holds the same standard by featuring clear photographs and diagrams to explain the steps. TOOLS: - Chain/flat nose pliers - Round nose pliers - Wire cutters - Ruler - Ball peen/Chasing hammer - Permanent marker - Butane Torch (optional) - the one for creme brulee works just fine. NUMBER OF STEPS: 14 PAGE COUNT: 7 FILE SIZE: 440 KB LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TERMS OF USE: ....................................... You may sell any jewelry/crafts you make out of this tutorial. (c) 2008 Kharisma R. Sommers. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Kharisma R. Sommers of Popnicute. You may NOT use the digital and printed tutorial as teaching material. This tutorial is an intellectual property of Kharisma R. Sommers. It would be nice if you give credit to me and/or my tutorial if you make something out of it. Share the love. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic wire bending and hammering skill required. This tutorial is easy enough for motivated beginners to follow.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 20ga or 18 ga or 16 ga dead soft wire (copper/silver/brass).
  • Ball peen/Chasing hammer
  • Ruler

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Kharisma Ryantori Sommers is an award winning, self-taught metalsmith and artist with a BFA degree (Graphic Design) from the Petra Christian University of Surabaya, Indonesia. Kharisma brings an abundant array of eclectic and artistic approaches to her jewelry making practice. She has an eye for detail and prides herself on the originality of her designs. She always strives to give her best in every creation. Her jewelry photos and tutorials have been published by numerous American jewelry making magazines and her videos can be seen in youtube under the alias of Popnicute. Kharisma lives with her husband, Steven, in the middle of nowhere (Quincy, IL) with hopes that someday they will be able to move into a bigger city with less snow and preferably with a beach nearby. In her free time she loves capturing photos of flowers and tiny bugs with her Macro lens.