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Wrapped Loops And Connectors

Extract from Jewelry For All Seasons • By Linzi Alford • Published by GMC Publications

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15 mins

How to make wrapped loops
The wrapped loop is a simple way to form a connector loop on a wire length or headpin. A loop is very secure and cannot be pulled open—the only way to remove it is to cut it off. Once you are familiar with the basic technique, you can use wrapped loops to make your own beaded chain lengths or connectors.

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  • How to make jewelry. Wrapped Loops And Connectors - Step 1
    Step 1

    Thread a headpin or wire through your chosen bead or beads. Using chain-nose pliers, make a right-angle bend in the headpin about 1⁄8in (3mm) above where you want the loop to be placed.

  • How to make jewelry. Wrapped Loops And Connectors - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using round-nose pliers, roll the wire back onto itself around one of the round jaws.

  • How to make jewelry. Wrapped Loops And Connectors - Step 3
    Step 3

    Holding the wire tail, pull it all the way around the pliers’ jaw until it crosses underneath, making a loop.

  • How to make jewelry. Wrapped Loops And Connectors - Step 4
    Step 4

    Hold the loop in chain-nose or fl at-nose pliers and, using bent-nose pliers in the other hand, pull the wire tail around the wire or headpin. Make two and a half turns.

  • How to make jewelry. Wrapped Loops And Connectors - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut off the excess wire using wire cutters. Get as near to the wraps as you can to leave just a tiny amount of wire protruding.

  • How to make jewelry. Wrapped Loops And Connectors - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using chain-nose pliers, pinch the wire end against the wraps so that it lies flat.

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