Quick tip: How to Use a Stopper Bead as a Spacer on Finished Chain

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Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video you will learn a quick little technique for how to use a bead stopper as a spacer to complete simple designs.
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com is realizing that i liked how it looked on the table as they were separated but the second I picked it up once sort of hid behind the other one and I couldn't quite get it to work the way I wanted to so I knew that I needed a little space in between there but this chain is so fine that I couldn't get a jump ring actually through it so I thought of a little fun technique so I'm just gonna slide off one of my charms here now you can undo this by undoing the jump ring but my just sort of slides off and what I want to do is I want to add one of these little stopper beads now these are generally used with the European large whole style bracelets or necklaces but I wanted to find a way to possibly use this with my chain so I have some 26 gauge wire here and this is just a little scrap of wire that I've nipped off and what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna thread it through the final piece of my chain here and just sort of pinch it together there we go and now I'm gonna slide on that stopper bead over that wire and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna pull it through here we go so now I've got it onto my chain you can see that it's nice and stiff which is exactly what I want and I want to make sure that my little chain here lines up in the center so I'm gonna slide that all the way down there perfect and now I'm just gonna take my wire off and slide on my charm one more time and now you'll see how they hang just a little bit more separate so it's just a nice nice it's just a neat little technique that you can use and I think it actually still adds to the design without detracting at all so you can do this and you can actually do it with multiples if you to make sort of a triple strand or something like that but that just gives a little bit of separation to let both of those charms shine through so that's the quick tip and I hope you enjoyed this video if you liked this video be sure to hit the subscribe button below and as always you can find all of these supplies at beadaholique.com you

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