Category Archives: Beads

Egyptian Link with Beads – Updated Method

Sometime ago I posted a blog article on “How to Add Beads to the Classic Egyptian Link.” This method involved adding the bead to the link after the link was formed. Recently I have changed my method and now add … Continue reading

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Bridging Links: Combining Beads and Watercolor Paper Shapes into Unit Form Constructions

The necklace shown here is an example of a “Unit Form” watercolor paper necklace in which the individual unit forms are linked together using a bridging link. Both end loops of the bridging link are locked closed with tightly wrapped coils.  This type of … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the “Beautiful Spiral Hoop Necklace with Purple Beads”

After I posted the video last week on how to construct the “Beautiful Spiral Hoop Necklace with Purple Beads,” I received many wonderful comments, including one critical observation that merited further discussion. A viewer noted that there exists the potential … Continue reading

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How to Create the Beautiful Spiral Hoop Necklace with Purple Beads

To create the Spiral Hoop Necklace that you see illustrated in the photograph, I used 20 gauge nickel silver wire. You may also use .035 sterling silver wire, soft, round,  or you may experiment with the many colored wires available … Continue reading

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How to add beads to the classic Egyptian Link

Beads can easily be incorporated into the beautiful Egyptian Link. The beads can be added to the center of the spirals that form the primary design element of the link. If you have watched my video, “How to Create the … Continue reading

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