How to Make A Wire Wrapped Loop - Spoilt Rotten Beads

How to Make A Wire Wrapped Loop

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Continue wrapping until you have the desired number of coils. Remember to keep your coils consistent throughout.

Step 5

Snip off any excess wire

Step 6

Flatten the cut wire with your chain nose pliers to prevent scratching or snagging

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