Step 1: With
your .06 wire, string the bead straight from the spool to minimise wire waste.
I leave about less than an inch of wire above then grasp the wire with your
round nose pliers and then bend it. Make a loop and wrap the tail wire once
around the stem, just enough to secure, you’ll be wrapping wire around this
later. Cut as close to the stem as possible.
Step 2: Push the
bead to the finished loop to start on the other end. Position the tip of the
pliers at the base of the wire then bend. Repeat step 1, this time wrapping the
wire around the stem twice.
Step 3: Bring
the wire to the opposite end with a slight cascade as part of the design.
Step 4: Start
wrapping the wire stem with the wire tail from the base, or closest to the
bead. Cover the wrap you did from Step 1, this would take 2-3 wraps.
Step 5: Trim the
wire as close as you can. Press any excess, protruding wire ends to the wire
wrap so it won’t snag skin or cloth.