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For connecting elements together, there is no stronger connection that a wrapped loop. Being a closed loop, it is much more secure than a simple loop so it is ideal if you are using heavier components.
Well formed wrapped loops also add a decorative element and give a more professional look to your jewellery.

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  • How to make a jewelry settings. How To Create A Wrapped Loop - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a 3" (7.5cm) length of wire. Grip it with the flat nose pliers at the 1 1/4" (3cm) mark.

  • How to make a jewelry settings. How To Create A Wrapped Loop - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bend the wire at a 90° angle.

  • How to make a jewelry settings. How To Create A Wrapped Loop - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove the flat nose pliers and position the round nose pliers in the neck of the bend. Use your fingers to wrap the wire around the top jaw of the pliers to form a loop.

  • How to make a jewelry settings. How To Create A Wrapped Loop - Step 4
    Step 4

    To complete the loop, pass the wire across the front of the neck so it is positioned sideways to the vertical neck.

  • How to make a jewelry settings. How To Create A Wrapped Loop - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove the round nose pliers and hold the loop in the jaws of the flat nose pliers. Grip the wire with your fingers and neatly wrap it around the neck of the wire two or three times. If you find it too difficult with your fingers, use a pair of chain nose pliers.

  • How to make a jewelry settings. How To Create A Wrapped Loop - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trim away the excess wire as close to the neck as you can.

  • How to make a jewelry settings. How To Create A Wrapped Loop - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the wire wrapping in the top hole of the crimping pliers and gently press the cut edge of the wire against the neck. If you don't have crimping pliers, use chain nose pliers to press the cut end into the neck.

  • How to make a jewelry settings. How To Create A Wrapped Loop - Step 8
    Step 8

    The finished wrapped loop should look something like this.

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