Monday, August 10, 2009

Further thoughts of Wiring a Pendant

Once you get going on wiring up beads into pendants, it's hard to stop! You can soon have one for every day of the month! (See the previous two Monday posts.)

Sterling silver spacers are great, but sometimes, you might want to add a touch of sparkle! For that, a small crystal bicone is fabulous. Generally, 4 mm, 5 mm or 6 mm are about the sizes you will need for this.

Try different sizes and colours until you find the one you like the most. This 6 mm aqua bicone is striking, but perhaps a little large.

This 4 mm indicolite bicone seems to get lost.

This 5 mm Jet AB2X seems perfect!

You can put a crystal at just one end, or both! I also like the way the shape of them fits down into the bead hole.

Make a Wrapped Loop to finish. Be careful not to wrap the wire down too tight next to the crystal, as it make chip or crack off the headpin.

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