Topics: Boars Teeth, Jewelry Design Idea
How do I connect two boars' teeth together and then cover the connection with leather or crochet stitching?
If the boars teeth are drilled, you can form a briolette wrapped loop, following the instructions in the video "How to make a Briolette Wrapped Loop" which can be found in the resources below. Instead of sliding a briolette onto your wire as instructed, slide your boar teeth onto the wire. Once you've completed the loops, add a thin layer of glue onto the wire and wrap leather cord onto the glue and let dry.
Another nice way to finish off your boars teeth creation is to make a bail, similar to "How to Make a Bail for Briolettes" tutorial found in the resources below:
- Using flush-cutters, cut a 2-1/2 to 3-inch length of wire (half-hard, round, 21 gauge or finer depending on the size of the hole in the boars teeth)
- Using round-nose pliers, form a simple loop on one end of the wire
- Slide the wire through the boars teeth
- Form a simple loop on the other end of the wire
- 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.
- 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.
- Kristal Wick, Designer, Author and Jewelry-Making Expert
- ''How to make a Briolette Wrapped Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
- ''Wrapping Stones and Beads with Half-Round Wire'' how-to video and instructions
- ''How to Make a Bail for Briolettes'' illustrated instructions
- ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions