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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

Beaded Bail PDF Tutorial

Beaded Bail PDF Tutorial

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beadedbailcover

How do you enhance a flower pendant? Just add a beaded bail! A beautiful beaded bail is one of the most best things you can do to enhance any type of pendant. This tutorial shows how to create a beaded woven bail for a 'bell' type bead, that is, one with an open flared bottom.

"A super useful trick to know, when you have a bead to enhance"

Materials required:
  • 20-gauge round soft wire measuring 8 inches long
  • 20-gauge round soft wire measuring 6 inches long
  • One ‘bell’ type bead with wide hole measuring 1.5 to 2 inches high
  • 3 feet 28ga soft round wire
  • 10 to 12 small 2mm beads
  • 10 to 15 various beads measuring between 3 to 8mm
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beadedbail01
Tools required:
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flush wire cutter
  • Ruler
  • Pen or bail pliers

Other info:

Easy Level

10 pages

23 detailed steps

 

 

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