A day late, but I really did have a good excuse.
Today, we are learning a beading basic technique, an
For this you will need...
1. Either an eye/head pin or some 20 gauge wire or smaller depending on what you want to do with it
2. Round Nose Pliers
3. Possibly some chain/needle nose pliers
Step 1: Load your beads onto your pin. I am using an eye pin in this picture, but if you are using wire, you will want to do this step after you make a loop.Step 2: With your round nose pliers, bend the pin/wire 90 degrees just above the bead. If this is your first step because you are using wire, you will want to bend it about 1/2 inch down the wire.Step 3: While still holding onto your pin/wire with the pliers, wrap the wire around the pliers. The closer to the base of the pliers you wrap it, the bigger the loop will be.Step 4: Cut your wire right about where the neck starts. If you are using flush cutters, make sure the flush cutters are facing the loop.Step 5: With your chain nose pliers, close the loop by grabbing the loop at an angle shown here. This way it will bend and look like a rounded loop. There is also another way to make it look completely rounded, if this way doesn't work well for you-but that is for another day.To open your loop, Do Not grab it with the tip of the pliers, as shown below.Instead, grab it with the side of your pliers and pull open.You can connect it to chain, other eye loops, etc.
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Stay tuned for more tutorials about making loops including the wrapped loop!