If the pearl is not drilled, a bead cage is a fun and attractive way to give single pearls a wire-wrapped look without hand-wrapping the pearl. To use bead cages, gently spread the bars, insert your pearl and gently close the bars again. These create stunning, easy-to-assemble pendants and earrings and keep the surface of the pearl from being worn by the wire.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
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