Below is a jewelry video tutorial I made for you all, showing how to make this caged beads bracelet. All you’ll need are beads, a few eye pins and some wire.
Keep in mind that you could wrap just two beads and attach to ear wires for a pair of earrings, or wrap more beads and make more connectors for a necklace.
Doing a little wire work in your jewelry making is not only a great way to easily dress up your beads, but it also can save you money. Making your own connectors and clasps is way easier than you might think.
I hope this video encourages and inspires you to give it a try!
I also made a bracelet with red beads and gold wire. This shot gives you a good view of the figure eight connectors. (And, apparently, a cat hair. Hope you aren’t allergic.)
For the spiral I used a much shorter piece of wire (four or five inches, instead of nine) which gives a different look than in the pink bracelet.
Here’s a close up of the finished clasp.
Here’s hoping for a creative week!