Using Cone Ends
If you're thinking of trying some of our free jewelry patterns for multi-strand designs, then this beginner tip will come in handy. Using Cone Ends gives multi-strand necklaces and bracelets a cleaner, more professional look. Learn how to finish off your multi-strand jewelry pieces to perfection with this helpful beginner jewelry tutorial. Plus, these jewelry tips and tricks are a great way to polish off yoru DIY jewelry to make it look store bought. Don't be intimidated to use cone ends, this step-by-step tutorial will have you mastering this technique in no time!
Project TypeLearn a Technique
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework
Use a heavy gauge wire or cut the ends off of head or eye pins.
Form a good-sized wrapped loop. Make two pins with loops.
Cut beading wire to the desired length plus 3 inches.
Attach one end of the wire to the loop using a crimp bead or tube.
String on your beads; then attach the other end to the other loop using a crimp.
Make as many strings as you would like, just be sure they will fit within the cone. If you are using large beads, have the string taper down to smaller beads.
When done with all strings, insert the pin through the cone; then form a loop or wrapped loop.
Attach any clasp.