HOW TO FORM BEADED LINKS

TUTORIAL

A beaded link is very easy to make, all you need is a little practise and you can create various bracelets, necklaces and earrings with this simple technique.


MATERIALS:

  • 20g or 22g wire

  • Chain or flat nose pliers

  • Side cutters

STEP 1

Bend each end into loops
String a bead on a piece of wire.  Bend each end at a 90-degree angle.​

STEP 2

Bend each end into loops
Bend each end into loops.

Place the pliers into the angled section

STEP 3

Grasp the loop firmly with one pair of flat-nose pliers and use another pair to wrap the end of the loop tightly around the wire.

You now have one complete bead with links on each side.

To complete the next link you will hook the one end of your wire through the completed wire linked bead and repeat steps 2 and 3.


Continue in this manner until you have the desired length of links you need to create your piece.


Beaded Links made with various beads
Beaded Link Earrings
The possibilities are endless with this simple and easy bead linking technique.

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