I love simple filigran wire rings.
Adding a bead or a pearl is a great way to hide the endings of a wire ring and give the ring a bit more substance.
The beads I have chosen have ...
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... small holes - just to fit a 0.8 mm wire from the crafts-store - and are really pretty and cost just around a dollar or less each.
Some had really tiny holes and I used simple iron wire for those - like the one a florist uses for wreath making.
I especially like the contrast of the black delicate wire to the pearls!
I bought my pearls and mother of pearl beads at The Bead Shoppe in Santa Barbara.
The owners are super sweet and helpful.
Start with tightly wrapping the wire into a spiral around a cone or a cylindrical shape with a small diameter.
You can often find those shapes in kitchen tools.
Now using sharp scissors or a wire cutter cut the spiral into single rings.
Use your fingers or pliers if you have some on hands to give the ring a nice shape and to form the endings of the wire to fit into the holes. (depending on the shape of your bead and holes you might need to shorten the wire endings if they don't go all the way thru your bead)
I used a liquid superglue and the glue nicely ran into the holes before I plugged the wire endings in.
Aren't they cute?
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