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How You Can Make Perfect Wire Loops
Wire loops are used a lot in jewelry making, but do you know how to make one? This tutorial will show you how to make a perfect loop and a twisted loop. Take a look, it is so easy do!
To make the loops you need this:
- Chain-nose pliers
- Round-nose pliers
- Jewelry wire
Making a loop:
Bend the wire with at pair of chain-nose pliers, close to the bead, and about 1 cm from the tip of the wire.
Grip the end of the wire with a pair of round-nose pliers.
Hold the end of the wire with the round-nose pliers, and begin to curve the end into a loop, by turning the pliers. Release the pliers, and reposition it closer to the midt of the loop, and continue to turn until the loop is closed.
And there you go, a perfect round loop. Easy, wasn't it?
Lets move on to:
Making a twisted loop:
Cut a piece of wire, about 7 cm. Use the Chain-nose pliers to make a 90 degree angle, about 3 cm from the end.
Swap the Chain-nose pliers for a pair of round-nose pliers, and position them in the bend of the wire.
Bend the wire over the top of the upper jaw of the round-nose pliers, and downwards.
Remove the round-nose pliers and turn them around. Position the lower jaw into the loop and bend the wire around it, so that you have a loop.
Use the chain-nose pliers to hold the loop.
While holding it, twist the end of the loop around the wire in 3-4 coils. Use a flush cutter to cut of the rest of the wire.
And, that's it, you have made a perfect twisted loop.
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