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Open (Loop)

Opening a loop is a jewelry making technique for using chain nose or bent chain nose pliers to open a loop without distorting the shape.  By opening a loop you can connect other components to this loop, then close the loop while retaining the round shape of the loop.  Select the picture at right to navigate to our beginner's instructions for opening and closing loops.  View directions for making an open loop here. Opening a Loop Jewelry Making Technique
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