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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Attaching a bead to a jumpring

Today I was going through my old image files and found an interesting image I created in Photoshop a few years ago, which shows how to attach a bead to a jumpring. This element could be used as a link on a chain, for interest.
It's pretty self-explanatory, but here is the step by step:
1) Find a bead which will fit inside a soldered jumpring. The bead should be just a tiny bit smaller than the inside of the ring.
2) Thread the bead onto a piece of wire, and loop each end around the jumpring once.
3) Wrap each end of the wire around the itself, inbetween the bead and ring.
4) Wrap a second time and trim both ends.

Holding a piece while working

Tiny Vermeil Beads