In this lesson I will teach you how to add a bead to a woven project so that the bead lies neatly on top of the weave.
For the illustrations I am using 16g wire for the core wires and 26g wire for the weaving wires. I am using these larger wires so that the detail is easier for you to see. You can also use this technique with smaller or larger wires.
I recommended that you download the first Basic Weaving Techniques tutorial before continuing with this lesson. You can get that tutorial, free of charge, from the following link:
• 16g dead soft round practice wire
• 26g dead soft round practice wire
• 4mm beads
• Chain nose pliers
• Wire cutters
You will start with 2 pieces of 16g wire that are approximately the same length. The actual length does not matter at this point, as this is just a practice piece.
Secure the 26g wire onto one of the 16g wires by wrapping it a few times.