Making a Jewelry Wire Bail Finding --
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Step 11 to Jewelry Wire Bail Finding Jewelry Making ProjectStep 11:  Remove the wire from your jig.  At this point you have completed 1/2 of a wrap.  We want to ultimately complete 2 full wraps of the short wire segment around the long wire segment using the Super Peg to preserve the round shape of the bail.  For this reason, you will need to replace the wire on the jig as shown at right. 

Step 12:  As we did in step 10, we need to pull the short wire segment up and over the long wire segment.  Repeat steps 10 and 11 two more times so that you have two full wraps of the short wire segment around the long wire segment.  When you are done, the wire should appear as shown below-left.  Please note that it is easier to keep the wrap tight when the short wire segment is perpendicular to the long wire segment.  If the wrap should be slightly open, or not tight, you can correct this using your bent chain nose pliers to force the wire wraps to be adjacent to one another. 

Step 13:  Remove the wire from the jig.  At this point the wire should appear as shown below-center. 

Step 14:  Using your flush cutter, cut the excess wire as close to the rest of the wire component as possible.  After cutting the excess, there will be a very short wire tail sticking up, where you cut the wire.  Using your bent chain nose pliers, squeeze this short wire tail and twist, so that the wire wraps around the longer wire segment.  When you have accomplished this step, your wire should appear as shown below-right.  Squeezing the wire tail flat is easiest to do while holding the circle of wire with your thumb and fore-finger from your non-dominant hand, while you squeeze and twist the wire with the bent chain nose pliers held in your dominant hand.  

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