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5-7 in. (13-18cm) 16-gauge, half-hard wire 2 in. (51mm) 24-gauge, half-hard wire 14mm focal bead 5-7 in. (13-18cm) 16-gauge, half-hard wire 3 in. (76mm) 24-gauge, half-hard wire 40-50 2mm sterling silver rounds 40-50 4mm bicone ciystals 40-501 V*-in. (38mm), 24-gauge head pins 7-9 in. (18-23cm) 16-gauge, half-hard wire Art bead (I used a bead by artist Jeff Plath) Chainnose pliers Roundnose pliers Flatnose pliers Side cuttors Bench block Chasing hammer Ring mandrel Ruler As you bend and hammer...

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I This project is your introduction to forming a basic loop the building block of wirework. After you master the loop, you will be amazed at the variety of designs you can create with this simple technique. 1 String a head pin through one 2 Make a right-angle bend over 3 With side cutters, trim the head side of the donut. the donut. pin to in. (10mm). 1 String a head pin through one 2 Make a right-angle bend over 3 With side cutters, trim the head side of the donut. the donut. pin to in....

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Clasps are a functional component and should be considered as a design element that enhances or complements a jewelry piece. There are a variety of clasps available, such as toggle clasps, hooks, lobster claws, and many others. In addition, you can create your own out of wire. Crimps and micro crimps are small metal tubes that are used to connect clasps and other findings to flexible beading wire. Use crimping pliers to tighten and fold the crimp around the beading wire see Crimping, page 18 ....