DIY jewelry with tigerwire and clamping beads

Tigerwire and clamping beads are an easy technique for making DIY jewelry with. Anyone will be able to make jewelry with tigerwire and clamping beads and you only need one piece of tools to perform the technique with. Here's how to make great jewelry with tigerwire and clamping beads!

What is tigerwire?

Tigerwire is a jewelry thread made of a number of thin steel wires that are twisted and lined with nylon. The wire is designed to work with clamping beads. You can't tie knot on a tigerwire.


You need this to make a piece of jewelry with tigerwire and clamping pearls:

  • Tigerwire. If you are missing is found that here.
  • Clamping beads that fit the wire. The wire must twice through each clamping gem and it is important that the clamping gear has dimensions that fit the wire. If they are too small, you can't get the wire through twice. If it is too large, it cannot fix your wire properly and there is a risk of it going up. We have clamping beads right here.
  • Seaweed to clamp pearls. This can be replaced by a pointed flat pliers, but it will be the nicest with a pliers made to squeeze clamping beads with. We have both pointed flat rides and pliers for clamping beads here.
  • An old scissors. Since the wire is made of steel, ordinary jewelry tins will be destroyed by cutting in tigerwire as they are made to cut into precious metals that are much softer than steel. Of course, special bees for steel are particularly suitable, but they are relatively expensive.


How to make a piece of jewelry with tigerwire and clamping beads:

1. Cut a piece of tigerwire that is approx. 10 cm longer than you need for your jewelry. Put a beadstopper on the end to prevent them from smoking off the wire at the other end. You can also squeeze a clamping pearl at the end.

2. Put a clamp pearl on the wire

3. Put a lock, jump ring or chain extension on the wire.

4. Leave the wire back through the clamping pearl, as shown in the picture.



5. Take your seaweed to clamp beads and first squeeze the pearl in No. 1 hole on the seaweed, which is the bean -shaped hole in the pliers and the closest to the handle.



6. Then insert the pressed clamp pearl perpendicular to the hole of the seaweed # 2 (the oval hole) and squeeze. Now the clamping pearl is fixed on the tigerwir. Check out by tugging a little to see if it lasts.

7. Put a few beads on the wire and make sure both wires come into them. If you cut the wire off all the way up at the clamping pearl, it may well sit and stick in the neck. Therefore, cut off the short wire only when you put the first beads on the string.


8. Pull the rest of your beads on the wire and finally put a clamp pearl on.

9. Put the corresponding locking part on the wire and back through the clamping bead and the last beads on the thread, if possible. Spend some time tightening your jewelry properly before squeezing the clamping pearl to avoid ending up with a bare piece of wire. 

10. Squeeze the clamping pearl with the pliers. Cut the end of the wire off.


Here in the video you can see another nice design that you can make with tigerwire, clamping beads and pearls.


Characteristics of Tigerwire:

Very springy
Easy to make jewelry with
Requires very little tool
Fub on the thread can be seen on jewelry made with small beads. (Treat the wire gently)


You can find fine pearls and gemstones that you can make your very personal jewelry of Here in our webshop. Enjoy. You will find that the technique of tigerwire and clamping beads is so easy and fun that it can be difficult to stop again. And it is only the imagination that sets boundaries.

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