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This tutorial teaches you how to make a beaded cross on a simply shaped foundation.

Materials:
• 7" of 16 gauge wire (dead soft or half hard)
• Approximately 5’ 28 gauge dead soft wire
• 12-14 4mm beads

Tools:
• Wire Cutters
• Flat Nose Pliers
• Needle File or Wire Rounder
• Bail Making Pliers, Mandrel, or other round object approximately 3/16" in diameter
• Chasing Hammer
• Bench Block or other suitable metal surface

Step 1:

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Bend the 7” piece of 16g wire in half. Use your flat nose pliers to press the wire together on each side of the bend. Make sure to leave just enough room for the 28g wire to fit through.
 
rfhewitt2 years ago
L-O-V-E it!
lsepulveda13 years ago
This is beautiful; Thank you for sharing this design. I have been looking for something to make for my daughter for Christmas and if you don't mind I would like to make this for her. Thanks again for sharing.
mcshawnboy4 years ago
I saw a friend with a cross like this and tried to replicate it in copper house wiring 16 gauge with 28 or 31 gauge craft wire to hold the beads (Cheap glass beads from Walmarx from R.O.C.) but seeing UR 'ible shows the error of my ways! My bead wire wraps are VERY chunky as I didn't use the same wire layout & went 3 or 4 beads above the arms. I thought I'd be able to sell items seeing how fond folks are of jewelry, but I've not made a dime even though some folks like what I make. I'll subscribe to you & use UR kickback link if things change. Many folks are only interested in precious metals, but I feel then it's not about ideals of folks like "The Craftsman Movement" to value items handmade & invested by the maker vs. it's scrap value. I could be over-thinking it though! : )