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Dragon's Tail

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

A dragon's tail, all covered in scale

It's easy to make - you can not fail.

Start by making a wrapped loop on each of the ripple beads. Slide the

bead onto the headpin, grasp the headpin behind the bead (leave a mm or

so of space), using your round nose pliers. Grab the very end of the

head pin with your chain nose pliers, and wrap it around the base of the

bead two or three times. Let go with the chain nose pliers, and still

holding with the round nose, trim the wire end with the wire cutters. It

won't be a neat wrap, but it is fast, and you won't see the backs once

this is assembled.

When done - string 3 ripple beads, then 2 x 4 mm firepolish. Continue

like this. When done, three ripple beads will sit on a firepolish bead

and space themselves around the circle. You need a second firepolish

bead as the ripple beads are comparatively large.

Attach half of the clasp at one end - then shake and wiggle the beads

all down till they snug together tightly with no gaps. Then add the

clasp on the other end.

This made a bracelet 8.5 inches long - it needs to be a bit longer than

usual because it is fairly fat.

          
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s28820 Findings - Clasps - Magnetic - Scallop Shell - Gold Plated Rhodium Plated

(this is another good alternative clasp)

Price: $ 10.60
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Qty: 2 96096053 Findings - Crimps - 2.5 mm Crimp Covers - Gold-filledPrice: $ 0.45
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Qty: 1 s27338 Findings - Magnetic Clasp - Large Smooth Round - Gold plated

(the clasp i used was from my stash - but this is a good alternative clasp)

Price: $ 19.55
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s40968 Firepolish - 4 mm Faceted Round - Miracle Midnight Glow (50)

(1 strand)

Price: $ 3.54
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22601038 Headpins - 2 in / 24 ga Flat Head - Antique Copper (100)

(you can pick any colour finding of your choice really)

Price: $ 2.35
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27800957-02s5 Shaped Glass - 12 mm Ripple Beads - Matte Metallic Gold (strand 36) Manager Special 50% off!

(used 30)

Price: $ 8.46
per
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27800957-46s8 Shaped Glass - 12 mm Ripple Beads - Pearl Pastel Lila Red (strand 36) Manager Special 50% off!

(used 30)

Price: $ 10.94
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25001002-01 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .019 (Medium) - Black (Spool)Price: $ 24.98
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96002401 Sterling Crimps - 2 x 2 mm Crimp Tube - Sterling (50)Price: $ 5.85
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