How to make a wire wrapped loop
This is an essential jewellery making skill which can be used to create earrings and to attach beads and charms to necklaces or bracelets.
You will need a pair of Round Nose Pliers, a pair of Chain Nose Pliers and a pair of Side Cutters.
With your right hand (left if you are left handed) grip a strand of wire or headpin with round nose pliers about 1cm from the end.
Bend the wire to form a right angle.Turn the wire away from you with your right hand, while pulling the wire around the round nose pliers with your left hand to make a loop.
Take your chain nose pliers and grip the loop while using your fingers or another pair of chain nose pliers to wrap the wire. Note: Using round nose pliers rather than chain nose, to grip or wrap the wire may dent it.
Continue wrapping until you have the desired number of coils. Remember to keep your coils consistent throughout.
Snip off any excess wire
Flatten the cut wire with your chain nose pliers to prevent scratching or snagging
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