I considered stringing them, but these are substantial beads, so I wanted to make something more secure and stable. Bracelets can easily get caught on things and before you know it, the bracelet is in pieces if you have strung it. When you use wire, this is much less likely to happen. Even if you do pull it apart somehow, you won’t lose all of your beads.
If you learn better via video, the above video shows you how to make the bead links and how to interlock them. I’ll also show you via the photos below.
Turquoise Magnesite Oval Tabular Beads 30mm
Pewter Toggle 30mm (at the time of this post, it seems to be sold out, but any big clasp would work)
- 20 gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- 2 Pairs of pliers – I used chain nose pliers and bent nose pliers
Step # 5
Continue wrapping around the wire. Wrap a few times trying to keep the wraps even and tight.
For the first bead for the bracelet, you’ll just finish the link by completing a wire wrapped link following steps #2 – 5 again.
For the rest of the beads, you’ll be linking the beads together following the instructions below.
Hold the wire in the round nose pliers and wrap around one barrel of the pliers like in step #3, but do not finish the wrap.