Problems with wire breaking...

I'm making a necklace using a large Swarovski stone as a drop and pearls as the main beads but the wire is breaking where it has to be twisted at the large stone to join the others.

Thicker wire won't fit through the narrow holes in the pearls.

Any ideas please?

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Wire breaking
by: Anonymous

I'm having the same problem. I hope someone will post a soluction.

Something to try
by: Mechelle Fox

It sounds like you are using a top drilled crystal and are trying to make a wrapped loop at the top of it. I'm unclear why the wire has to be a small enough gauge to fit through the pearls though.

Not sure if this would give your design the look you are looking for, but this came to mind. Try using flexible beading wire (the kind that looks like extreemely miniturized aircraft cable). String half of your pearls on it, then a crimp or seed bead, your pendant, and back through the crimp before stringing the rest of the pearls on. You can use crimping pliers on the crimp to lock it into place and put a crimp cover in it to make it look like a metallic bead, or if you are using a seed bead you can choose whatever color you like.

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