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I'm a big fan of techniques that are easily reproduced but still allow for infinite variations to create a project that's different each time. This simple pendant is one such technique!
I call these Steps of Light Pendants because the linear pattern of faceted Czech glass beads is brilliant when it catches the light.
In addition to the pendant design itself, in this tutorial you will learn:
* how to make a bail without special tools
* how to use bail-making pliers
* how to use flush cutters properly
* how to make a spiral in the middle of a wire (not at the end)
With over 100 photos to demonstrate, I make two pendants from start to finish in this tutorial, including three variations on how finish it up for slightly different looks; along with a couple of suggestions for more!
I firmly believe that making jewellery doesn't need to be difficult OR expensive, so in addition, one pendant walkthrough shows how to make a bail with no special tools, while the other shows how to use professional bailmaking pliers.
You'll get a lot of use out of the techniques in this tutorial. Have fun, and share what you make!
15" round artistic wire at 20 or 22 gauge
5-7 faceted round glass beads at 2mm; 4mm and/or 6mm in any colorway
chain nose OR bent chain nose pliers
Bail-making pliers OR a smooth-barrelled pen or pencil
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