Hey beautiful! In today’s post, I will show you how to make quick and easy beaded wire wrapped links, step-by-step. These links can form the basis of many different types of designs, such as: beaded chain lanyards for masks, eyeglasses, and badges. They can also be used as links in bracelets, necklaces, anklets, earrings, and more. Additionally, creating a single wire wrapped loop is often necessary for attaching a beaded component to an earring finding. This can be done by simply creating one side of a wire wrapped link, and not creating the loop on the other side.
About the Wire Wrapped Link Materials:
I really like the 24 gauge copper jewelry wire by the Benecreat brand, which is what I am using in the video demonstration for the beaded mask lanyard. The gold tone is a bit on the brassy side, but the finish does not flake or peel. Beebeecraft also carries tons of other tones of jewelry making wire, and additional gauges. I like the balance of strength and flexibility of the 24g wire; although, feel free to use a larger or smaller diameter if you’d like.
Making Wire Wrapped Links - Step by Step
You may find it helpful to view the beaded lanyard tutorial to see these steps for making wire wrapped links completed in real life. However, below are images from the video, which show you how to make a single wire wrapped link, step-by-step:
How to Connect Additional Wire Wrapped Links
Once the first wire wrapped link is complete, you may create another wire wrapped link which permanently attaches to the first. To do this, complete steps 1-4 again with a new piece of wire. Next, slip the short end of wire through the loop of the old link before proceeding with step 5. Proceed with the next steps to complete the new beaded link. Continue adding new wire wrapped links in this manner until you have reached the desired length of chain.
Again, for much more in depth, and easy to follow instruction, please follow the video tutorial above to see the steps in action.