Making angel jewellery out of beads is easy and fun. The best part is, you can create your own unique designs to complement your style. The most important consideration when making these angels is bead size and type. Each of the beads you choose has to be in proportion to the other beads for the angel to take shape. The look will also be more complete if the beads you choose for each angel are in the same colour family, have the same finish, or are the same type, such as glass, ceramic, etc.
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Things you need
- Round bead
- Teardrop bead
- Crescent-shaped bead
- Round nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Chains with clasps
- Fish hook wires (optional)
- Spacer beads (optional)
Choose three beads to form your angel. You will need one round bead, one crescent-shaped bead, and one teardrop bead. They should all be about the same size. That is, the beads should be scaled so that the round bead looks like a head on the crescent wings and the tear-shaped bead looks like the body.
Place the beads on the headpin in this order: tear drop bead first, then crescent bead, then round bead.
Make a loop by wrapping the remaining wire of the headpin around the bottom of the round-nose pliers. You can do this by grasping the wire with your fingers.
Cut the tail of wire hanging out of the loop and tuck in the rough edge as close as possible to the loop you just formed. You don't want any sharp edges sticking out of your charm.
Open a split ring using your pliers and slide it through the loop of your angel charm. Then put the chain of a necklace or bracelet through the split ring before closing it. Now you have an angel charm necklace or bracelet.
Tips and warnings
- You can repeat Step 5, putting as many charms as you like on your necklace or bracelet. Separate them with spacer beads so they don't clump together on the chain.
- You can also make a matching bead angel and attach your angels to ear wires for a pair of earrings.
- Some bead stores sell crescent-shaped beads called "angel wings."
- Be careful not to lose the ends of the headpins after you cut them. Cut your wires over a flat, well-lighted surface, so you can find these tiny bits of sharp metal easily.
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