This lesson teaches you how to create a beautiful, lacy frame to capture a special bead. The swirls can be shaped to create almost any shape you like. In the pendants pictures, they resemble abstract hearts, however, you can also make them round, oval, square, or any other shape you like.
This lesson calls for a bead that is 18x25mm, however, you can use almost any size bead you like that is drilled lengthways. Just keep in mind that the length of wire you will need will vary for differently sized beads.
•26” 20 gauge dead soft round wire
•15½’ 28 gauge dead soft round wire
•18mmX25mm bead (drilled lengthways, hole must me large enough to accommodate 20 gauge wire)
•Chain nose pliers
•Round nose pliers
•Flat nose pliers
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