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Learn Beading · Princess Wire-wrapped Ring

Learn Beading · Princess Wire-wrapped Ring
This ring is just too pretty to be so fast and easy! It’s an irresistible project you’re sure to love. Let’s get started! You’ll only need a few tools, so don’t worry about lengthy cleanup with this one (a nice bonus!). Grab a crystal clear or colored Swarovski crystal, a ring mandrel, wire cutters and some 24 gauge wire. The ring mandrel isn’t entirely necessary (you can use your own finger or some other tool), but I found it was pretty helpful in getting the wire formed for a good fit. I chose a Swarovski crystal that was drilled at the top for added dimension and height. Cut a good length of wire (perhaps 12 to 20 inches, depending on how big your finger is; you can always snip the excess) and string your crystal. On the mandrel, center your bead. Pull the formed wire off the mandrel and bring one end of the wire around the base of the bead (to secure it), then bring that piece of wire back around until it’s pointing outward.

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Kumihimo designs- round and flat Here a some ideas on how to use kumihimo: Pendant String for tying bags String for a bell Belt or sash Pillow embroidery Bookmark String for a camera, glasses, cell phone String for tying curtains Animal collar Present wrapping Earrings, brooches Photo frame decor Shoelaces Postcard decor Craft Warehouse Blog Supplies 3-4 colors of 2MM satin cording 24ft total (4 strands 6ft long each) C-Lon cording Tex 210 size .5 MM in diameter (in coordinating color) 8 styles of top drilled Czech glass, and or top drilled seed beads in varying sizes and shapes, 32 of each color and style of bead, for a total of 256 beads. (model uses 3 colors of Long Magatama seed beads, 1 style of 8MM top drilled flat coin, 2 colors of 5x9MM tear drops, 1 color of 9x14MM tear drop, 1 style of top drilled leaf (leaf style bead was difficult, tear drops much easier). 1 Kumihimo Toggle clasp with cone ends 8MM wide in diameter 2 Large Cones 10MM or so in diameter 6 -8 inches of 22 wire gauge 3 jump rings (heavy duty 6MM) General Supplies: Scissors, Chain nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Side cutters, E6000, Bead fix Glue (used to turn end of C-Lon cording hard like a needle and to prevent fraying), and one rubber band. 8 Re-usable bobbins for cording, (*optional but highly recommended).

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