Industrious Pendant

I bought a beautiful bead with a large hole. I realized too late that if I hung it normally, I would only see the side and it would lie oddly. What to do? Be industrious - combine a screw and wire with the glass bead.

glass bead
rebar wire
brass machine screw (#6-32)
brass machine nut (#6-32)

needle nose pliers
bench block

Cut a piece of 6" rebar wire and spiral the ends using the needle nose pliers. Curl the spirals in the same direction and then bend back slightly so that they are centered. Pound the wire flat using a bench block (a piece of flat steel) and hammer. A concrete garage floor will do if you don't have a bench block.
Fold the wire in half, lining up the centers of the spirals. Place it over the bead centering the spirals over the hole of the bead. Thread the screw through one spiral, the hole and out through the other spiral. If the screw is too long, cut the extra off with a hacksaw and file to remove any burrs. Rub paste wax on the wire to prevent rusting.


Halfway To Hipster said...

I hate it when your pendants hang all wonky because of the hole! I think that you came up with a great solution for that!!

ReKrea said...

Wow! Greetings from Denmark!

Wendy said...

what a great solution, I'm scared of power tools!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

That turned out great!
Happy Monday.

Φανή Παπ., Ζωγράφος said...


Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Cute, cute :) Laurel

Onellyantie Chuah said...

Smart! Really, why didn't I think of that! Thanks for sharing this, absolutely loving this! =D

Ann said...

The perfect solution - and a beautifully original pendant.

Liz said...


Holly Lefevre said...

That was genius! And oh so clever! I am filing away this idea. said...

Brilliant as always! thanks for sharing on craft Schooling Sunday! said...

Brilliant as always! thanks for sharing on craft Schooling Sunday!

Sigit Hartono said...

model rambut pria
rumah minimalis

Jenefee Mike said...

I agree with you. This post is truly inspiring. I like your post and everything you share with us is current and very informative, I want to bookmark the page so I can return here from you that you have done a fantastic job. Ibcbet

mmjiaxin said...

uggs outlet
longchamp handbags
burberry outlet online
air max 90
ugg boots sale
michael kors outlet sale
true religion outlet
christian louboutin shoes
true religion jeans outlet
converse shoes
tiffany jewellery
asics,asics israel,asics shoes,asics running shoes,asics israel,asics gel,asics running,asics gel nimbus,asics gel kayano
hollister shirts
tiffany jewelry
ghd uk
rolex watches
michael kors handbags
tiffany outlet
oakley sunglasses
kate spade uk

Sarah Cagney said...

You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I will recommend this site!

Eric Yao said...

Ralph Lauren Outlet
Ugg Boots Sale UGGS For Women Skechers Go Walk Adidas Yeezy Boost Adidas Yeezy Adidas NMD Coach Outlet North Face Outlet Ralph Lauren Outlet Puma SneakersPolo Outlet
Under Armour Outlet Under Armour Hoodies Herve Leger MCM Belt Nike Air Max Louboutin Heels Jordan Retro 11 Converse Outlet Nike Roshe Run UGGS Outlet North Face Outlet
Adidas Originals Ray Ban Lebron James Shoes Sac Longchamp Air Max Pas Cher Chaussures Louboutin Keds Shoes Asics Shoes Coach Outlet Salomon Shoes True Religion Outlet
New Balance Outlet Skechers Outlet Nike Outlet Adidas Outlet Red Bottom Shoes New Jordans Air Max 90 Coach Factory Outlet

Nurmala maya17 said...


1. Paris
4. Italye
5. Thailand ( Pattaya Beach )
6. Singapore
7. Australia
8. Egypt ( Mesir )
9. South Africa
10. United States of America

Blog Widget by LinkWithin