Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 116

Materials 2 12mm Swarovski round pearls 6 6mm Swarovski round pearls 2 10mm Tierracast Hammertone bead caps 2 12x8mm Tierracast Hammertone links 2 3cm silver head pins 15cm 20gauge nontarnish silver wire (cut into six 2.5cm lengths) 1pair silver earring hooks Tools Flat-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Wire cutters Step 1 Take one head pin and thread on one 12mm Swarovski pearl and one bead cap (Photo 1). Use your wire cutters to trim the head pin wire to approx 1cm from the bead cap and then make a loop. Step 2 Take one 2.5cm length of wire. Use your flat-nose pliers to bend the wire at a 90-degree angle approx 1cm from one end. Use the round-nose pliers to make a loop. Then thread on one 6mm pearl. Trim the remaining wire to 1cm from the pearl and then make a loop. Make three of these beaded connector sections. 1