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Beading Instructions











Glass Bead Key Chain


  • Glass beads
  • 18 - 22 gauge wire
  • Key ring
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters


  • Cut a piece of wire at least 4" longer than your beads.
  • Form a wrapped loop at one end using your round nose pliers.
  • Slip the beads onto the wire.
  • Form a loop or spiral under the beads and trim excess wire.
  • Add dangles at this point if you wish.
  • Slip a key ring through the wrapped loop.


When working with beading wire, remember the higher the gauge, the easier it is to bend (18 gauge wire is harder to work with than 22 gauge).  For key chains a stronger wire (18 gauge) is recommended.