I had these little olivine briolette beads and tiny teardrops and really wanted to use them in a pair of earrings. The trick was figuring out how. The first decision was what to string them on – beading wire or regular metal wire. I tried beading wire first. It is flexible but has to be terminated using a crimp bead and after a few attempts, I couldn’t get it to hang properly. Then I tried regular wire and found I could get it to work by making a loop, stringing the beads, curving the wire very gently, and then making the other loop. I am very, very happy with the results. I love it when a design comes together.
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