Difficulty: 3
Technique: Stringing, wirework, linking

Handbag pendant made from the PRECIOSA Thorn™ pressed beads

Preciosa Ornela has presented a new bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand which has been produced in crystal with various types of surface finishes. The slim elongated shape of a glass thorn with dimensions of 5 x 16 mm, PRECIOSA Thorn™, supplements the series of fashion and popular costume jewelry accessories and unveils other options in the technology used during the production of pressed beads. Try using these beads to create an effective looking pendant. We wish you much inspiration with the new bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand™.


Helena Chmelíková

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Step 1

Create a loop at the end of about 50 cm of the soft 0.80 mm wire using the needle nose pliers.
String a color mixture of TH (a ratio of 1:1:1) at a length of about 40 cm. String the loop onto the strong wire. Substantially loosen the stringing and swiftly twist the soft wire around the central wire. Then twist the wire around the wire with the strung TH as evenly as the TH enable. At the same time, do not overly tighten them and leave small gaps between them. The internal opening which is created as a result of the gradual twisting should have a diameter of about 0.5 cm. If you want to use a skewer for the twisting, you must make the initial loop larger.


Step 2

Complete the twisting and leave ca 1 cm of wire free. Create an end loop from it with the needle nose pliers. Straighten it horizontally with the top of the “echidna” and move it to the centre of the opening. Create a double loop on another shorter piece of 0.80 mm wire using the needle nose pliers. String a table cut bead, the “echidna” including the outer loops and another table cut bead onto it. Snip the wire about 1 cm above the table cut bead and once again create a double loop. The “echidna” will become more compact and stronger. Link 5 mm rings onto both double end loops. Connect any arbitrary larger bead shape onto the lower section. Connect the finished pendant to the carabiner using two 8 mm rings in the upper section.

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