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Edinburgh Scotland

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 ...

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Bonbon Beads

from Martine Callaghan
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Bonbon Beads
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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"


  • 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