Three Ring Circulus

This pearl ring is a great example of contemporary jewelry design. Despite its simple construction, it 1 white freshwater pearl, 8V2- to 9-mm half-drilled, half-round 7 inches (19.7 cm) length of 20-gauge, dead-soft, gold-filled wire 1. Secure the ring mandrel in the vise. 2. Measure Vi inch (1.3 cm) in from one end ol the wire. Use chain-nose pliers to make a 90 bend at that measurement, making a short wire rail. 3. Put on the safety glasses. Place the tail perpendicularly on the mandrel. Move...

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Trim the first end of the wrapping wire close to the base wire and push the coil up to one ol the 45 bends figure 2 . File any sharp edges. Repeat this step on the other side of the pearl. 4. Place the piece on the mandrel at a half size larger than your desired final si .e. Use your index linger and thumb to firml press one ol the wrapped base wires around the mandrel to create the ring's shank. Wrap the other wrapped base wire around the mandrel in the other...

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Versatile to wear, this easy-to-make piece can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, lariat, or belt. Because the knots and pearls 'lock into one another, the piece is surprisingly secure when worn. 11 white freshwater pearls, 6.5- to 7-mm round 19 white freshwater pearls, 5-mm round 30 sterling silver 24-gauge head pins, 11 2 inches 3.8 cm long 67-inch 1.7 m length of 1.5 mm dark brown, Greek-style leather cord Wrapped loop page 27 Knotting page 29 1. Slide a pearl onto a head pin. Make a wrapped...

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Beads Bone Flat Square

Clockwise from top left freshwater potato, half-round potato, coin, hybrid teardrop, round, and flat square pearls Left to right freshwater stick, flat square, and coin pearls Left to right freshwater heart, stick, and Baroque pearls Left to right freshwater stick, flat square, and coin pearls You'll find a vast array of lustrous pearls in Beading with Pearls. They come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, and when incorporated inio the 30 great designs featured, show an amazing...