How to Make a Bead Dangle
This tutorial on How to Make a Bead Dangle teaches you basic wire wrapping techniques you'll use again and again as you begin making your own jewelry. Though the steps behind making bead drops are simple, they are very important if you want to create jewelry that lasts, so it's crucial that you master these fundamentals. Once you have the hang of making bead dangles, you'll be ready to make anything from simple beaded drop earrings to eclectic cluster necklaces and bracelets.
Project TypeLearn a Technique
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework
Bead Project TypeOther
String a bead onto a head pin. Using a pair of chain nose pliers, create a right angle leaving 2mm of space between the top of the bead and the bend in the wire.
Using a pair of round nose pliers, bend the wire into a loop. Attach to chain, jump ring, split ring, etc.
Using a pair of chain nose pliers, grip the loop and coil the wire around the base until it meets the bead. Cut off excess wire.