Ever wonder how to make wirework jewelry? Here’s an introduction to making wrapped loops. Once you learn this skill, you can make all kinds of wirework jewelry!
Follow along with our video, then practice your wrapped loop making skills to create this Wrapped Loop Lariat Necklace.
Antique brass chain
2 headpins, antique brass
2 flower bead caps, antique brass
2 crystal bicone beads, 3mm, topaz
2 black faceted teardrop/pear-shaped beads, drilled top to bottom, 1 5mm
1. Cut a 36-inch piece of chain.
2. Slide a bicone bead, a pear-shaped bead, and then a bead cap onto a head pin.
3. Make a wrapped loop in the head pin. To do this, pinch the headpin wire above the bead cap with the tip of the round-nose pliers and bend the wire towards yourself 90 degrees. Reposition the round-nose pliers on top of the wire, just above the 90-degree turn. Wrap the end of the headpin over the top jaw of the pliers to start a loop. Reposition the bottom jaw of the round-nose pliers into the partial loop. Bend the wire the rest of the way around to make a complete loop.
4. Slide the loop through the last link in the chain. Grasp the loop with the chain-nose pliers. Wrap the end of the wire around the beaded headpin two times then trim with wire cutters.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make a wrapped loop for the other end of the chain.
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Jennifer & Kitty