How to Dress up a Donut with a Wireweave Bail

How to Dress up a Donut with a Wireweave Bail
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Donuts are fabulous jewelry components that look great as a focal or all by themselves on a cord. If you want to learn how to add a little flair to your jewelry components, this tutorial for How to Dress up a Donut with a Wireweave Bail is for you. Use this jewelry making technique to create a bail for any type of donut whether its made of gemstone, polymer clay, metal or any other material. This simple, yet stunning wire weaving technique can be used on other jewelry components as well.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Bead TypeWire

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeNecklace, Other


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I have used other methods to incorporate this type of stone, but this technique is new to me - one of those styles one sees and decides it is out of reach. The directions are straightforward with photos that further explain the process. Now to find a couple of donut stones and the wire and try it our. Thank you for making it available.

I am very grateful for this step by step directions for making the wire weave bail. The pictures help explain the way some of the steps are done, great for some of us who needs the pictures. I think this will be used to make a lot of different kinds of necklaces not just the Donut bead. Thank you so much for this free Jewelry Technique.

I cannot thank you enough. This will be my first donut and I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate it into the turquoise necklace I am beading. The directions look perfect!


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