It's been a minute since I added to my Jewelry-making for Beginners series. As I was working on another project (stay tuned for that reveal!), I realized that I've never shared the basics of wrapping a top-drilled teardrop bead, otherwise known as a briolette.
The tools, materials, and steps are pretty simple.
Start with your briolette, some wire that fits easily through the hole in the bead, wire cutters, chain-nose pliers, and round-nose pliers.
From there, insert the end of the wire into your briolette. You may only need an inch or so coming out the other side (depending on the gauge of the wire and the depth of your briolette's point.)
Bend both ends of the wire up and over the bead so they cross.
From the point where they cross, bend your short (tail) end horizontally and the longer end vertically.
From there, you're basically going to create a wrapped loop. Start by bending the wire horizontally just above where you wrapped the tail.
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