Step 1: Fold Wire
Step 2: Add Rows of Beads
Step 3: Continue Adding 4 mm Beads
Step 4: Add 3mm Beads
Step 5: Add Gold Bead to Each End
Step 6: Twist Wire Ends
Step 7: Add Gold Wire Hoop
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Fold the gold wire in half and center a 4mm bead on it to start the first row at the bottom of the lightbulb. See beading chart below.
Add two more 4mm beads to one wire end and insert the other wire end through the same two beads, crossing the wire ends through the beads. Pull both wire ends taut, keeping them of equal length.
Referring to beading chart, continue adding rows of 4mm beads in the same way until you have added all nineteen 4mm beads as shown.
Add a row of three 3mm gold beads the same as before.
Add a gold bead to each wire end, leaving the ends uncrossed. Then add another gold bead by crossing both wire ends through it, completing the top row of gold beads.
Twist the wire ends together above the top beaded row, leaving a small space between the wires and the center bead. Clip excess wire.
Slide the twisted wire end of beaded lightbulb onto the gold wire hoop. Close hoop around stem of glass.
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