This tutorial shows you how to wire wrap briolettes, those beautiful tear drop shaped beads with a hole running across the tip - the beads that can be so versatile but tricky to use if you haven't picked up some hints and tips. There are several different ways of wrapping briolettes so that they can be attached securely to your jewellery, and this tutorial shows you how to do my preferred method with step-by-step photos. I have also included pictures of finished jewellery to inspire you!
This tutorial assumes that you already know how to make wrapped loops - you that is something you are not yet confident with, please download my free tutorial on wrapped loops.
This is a free tutorial. Once you have completed your order you will be able to download the file in a PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader maybe required to open the tutorial - it can be downloaded here free of charge if you do not already have it on your computer.
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Posted by Cat Nelson on 18th Dec 2013
Okay, I've taken video lessons and read other tutorials on wrapping briolettes, but have yet to find one that moves the end of the wire (usually left at the end of the strand/on the bead) up to the top of the piece to wrap around the top…closing off the wire trail! Joanne's "Wire Wrapped Briolettes Tutorial" helped me learn a better way to finish the tail of the wire that finally makes sense! My jewelry has taken on a more professional look…and I like it!