Secrets to French Wire

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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STEP 1
Pass Needle Through Bead Pass needle and thread through a bead.
STEP 2
Pass a Needle through French Wire Pass a needle and thread through 1/2 inch of French wire or bullion.
STEP 3
Pass the Needle Back Through Bead Pass the needle and thread back through the bead pulling tight until French wire forms a uniform loop.
STEP 4
Secure tail thread and working thread using two overhand knots.
STEP 5
Add a drop of G-S Hypo cement to the knot and allow to dry.
STEP 6
Cover knot with the next bead of design or a crimp cover.

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