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Create a Simple Wire Loop Video
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Create a Simple Wire Loop Video

You can make loops on both ends of your bead to be able to link them together to form a bracelet or necklace.

1. Cut a piece of wire approximately 3 inches long.

2. With chain nose pliers, bend the wire at a 90 degre angle approximately 1/2 inch from one end.

3. Holding the wire firmly between your index finger and thumb close to the bend, using round nose pliers grip the end of the wire approximately 1/8 inch up the jaw of the plier. Make sure the end of the wire does not stick out beyond the jaw of the plier. After some practice, you begin to know exacctly where to place the wire in the jaw of the plier to achieve the loop size you desire.

4. Place a bead on the wire. Bend the other end of the wire with your fingers into a 90 degree angle, making sure the bend is on top of the bead allowing for little or now play.

5. Hold the bead(s) firmly with your fingers and roll the wire away from you and towards the bead. Make sure you hold the bead tight ast o keep the angle and shape of the loop.

6. When you reach the point of being unable to roll your wrist any farther, without removing the plier from the loop, simply loosen your grip slightly and reposition the plier by rotating it back towards you. Grip the wire and continue to roll away from you until the end of the wire meets the other end of the loop.

You now have a bead with a loop at each end. Repeat these steps for different beads or combinations of beads to link together for a necklace or braclet, finishing with a clasp.

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