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Forming Wire Wrapped Loops

Forming Wire Wrapped Loops
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Add some extra detail and strength to your wire jewelry designs by Forming Wire Wrapped Loops. This is one of the crucial wire jewelry techniques for beginners to learn if you plan on using heavy components in your jewelry creations. You'll use this basic technique again and again as you learn how to make wire jewelry, so master the fundamentals now with this beginner wire wrapping tutorial.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Beginner

Note: You will find this technique easier to do with thinner or soft metal pins, like sterling.

Instructions:

  1. Grasp the pin with your round-nosed pliers. The position on the prong (thin or thick) will determine the length of the wrap.

     
  2. Bend the pin back to a 90-degree angle.

     
  3. Rotate the pliers to position one prong on top.

     
  4. Pull the pin forward around the top prong.

     
  5. Reposition then form the pin into a loop.

     
  6. Using pliers or your fingers, carefully wrap the wire around and down the stem.

     
  7. Continue as far down as you would like.

     
  8. Trim off extra wire.

     
  9. Using needle nose pliers or a crimp tool, smooth in the tail of the wire.

 


 

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This Forming Wire Wrapped Loops is one of the best "how to's" I have seen in awhile. It shows how to make the loop nice and neat which is great for all Jewelry makers. I am so glad to find this and now I understand where I have gone wrong trying to make my own. There are great pictures showing step by step on how to make the perfect wire wrapped loops. Thank you so much for sharing this how to..

I'm so glad this how-to was helpful for you! Clear step-by-step photos can make all the difference, can't they?

You may think this tutorial is a waste of your time but believe me it is something you must master right in order to make the finished product to look nice. I did not read one before because I thought easy but the wrapping was too loose and aweful looking. This wire wrapping gives the pieces a different and elegant when you want that something different so do yourself a favor and practice this until you get it right. you will be glad you did. Anyone find this out the hard way by not doing it right?

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