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How to Make a Simple Wire Loop

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You can't become skilled at making jewelry without first mastering the basics. Start laying a strong foundation of knowledge and fundamental techniques by learning the most basic skill of How to Make a Simple Wire Loop. This is a crucial jewelry making technique that, while rudimentary, will be incredibly important in your jewelry-making endeavors. Master this simple skill before tackling any DIY jewelry projects, and you'll ensure success for yourself.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Beginner

Instructions:

  1. Use chain nose or flat nose pliers to form a right angle bend 1 inch from the end of the wire.

     
  2. Use round nose pliers to hold the wire just after the bend. Roll the pliers toward the bend and stop at the bend. Do not roll past it.

     
  3. Use your fingers to wrap the wire the rest of the way around the nose of the pliers. Trim the wire next to the bend.


    Note: Open a simple loop just as you would a jump ring, by twisting it apart rather than pulling the ends apart.

 

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