| Step 1 |
Begin by anchoring one end of the wire to the filigree by looping the wire up and over a portion of the filigree (in this technique a stem within the design).
| Step 2 |
Pull the wire up through the filigree.
| Step 3 |
When pulling the wire taut, it's helpful to loop the wire over a finger and slowly tighten the wire as you pull your finger out. This will help keep the wire from kinking.
| Step 4 |
Pull the wire taut. The wire should now be anchored.
| Step 5 |
Add a bead.
| Step 6 |
Position the bead on top of the stem. Hold the bead in place.
| Step 7 |
Pull the wire down through the filigree on one side of the stem.
| Step 8 |
Pull the wire back up the other side of the stem of the filigree.
| Step 9 |
Again, pull the wire down through the filigree.
| Step 10 |
Bring the wire back up the other side of the stem of the filigree. This will anchor the wire to the stem.
| Step 11 |
Add another bead.
| Step 12 |
Pull the wire down through the filigree.
| Step 13 |
Pull the wire back up through the filigree, following the stem.
| Step 14 |
Repeat steps 9 - 13 until you have embellished as much as you want.
| Step 15 |
To anchor the end of the wire, wrap the wire around the stem of the filigree. The wire should end in the back of the filigree.
| Step 16 |
Once the wire is anchored, cut the end of the wire with the wire cutters.
| Step 17 |
Use chain nose pliers to squeeze the end of the wires tight against the filigree. There should not be any wires sticking out.
| Step 18 |
Congratulations! Continue embellishing the filigree as much or as little as desired.