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Wire Wrapped Tornado Beads and Toggle Clasp Tutorials


Not much of a wire worker?  Fear not as you can make informally wrapped toggle clasp and tornado beads for a unique bracelet. The tutorials are taught by Lisa Niven Kelly of Beaducation

The length of wire is wrapped either around a mandrel like a knitting needle or around a basic wire toggle. Beads are added at intervals as the wire is woven in and out of the growing work.  Small wire coils add wonderful touches to the designs.  Tucking in the wire ends neatly is important!

First up is the tutorial on how to make the tornado beads. Note there are editing glitches - just move past the black screens. 


And here is the tornado toggle clasp lesson. Check out this past post if you need a simple wire bar clasp end to go with this.  Or if you are comfortable with wire, make the bar side like the one pictured in Lisa's tutorials 



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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM 

6 comments:

  1. over many years of crafting, of many different kinds, I've learned that making a mistake can become a design element if I intentionally do it again!;) that's what this reminded me of- "a happy little accident" (~Bob Ross)
    thanks for sharing!

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    1. I've done that many times myself. A mistake turned out to be the beginning of a great idea!

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    2. Absolutely! I’ve made mistakes that turned into beautiful designs. It’s wonderful when things turn out that way!

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  2. I love the look of tornado beads! Anything wild and unexpected - I'm in there!

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  3. Love these tutorials! Making these is such fun!

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