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How to Make a Bail for Briolettes

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®
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STEP 1
Using flush-cutters, cut a 2-1/2 to 3-inch length of wire. Using round-nose pliers, form a simple loop on one end of the wire.
STEP 2
Slide the wire through the bead. Form a simple loop on the other end of the wire.
STEP 3
Center the bead on the wire. Place a pair of round-nose or chain-nose pliers close to the bead on one side. Rotate the pliers to form a 90-degree bend in the wire that points up.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 3 to form a 90-degree bend in the wire on the other side of the bead. Make any needed adjustments so the loops meet at the top.

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