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Step 8:  At this point we need to make the loop at the end of the necklace or bracelet.  We use this loop to connect to the clasp.  This loop could also be used as the loop for the clasp from the opposite side of the necklace to connect with.  Making this loop begins by grasping the wire with your bent chain nose pliers just beyond the end of the hemp and making a bend of about 90 degrees  in the wire as shown at right.
 

Using Jewelry Wire to Make a Connector for Hemp or Leather Step 8
Step 8

Step 9:  Grasp the wire with your round nose pliers as close to the bend in the vertical wire segment (shown in Step 8) as possible and make a loop with the wire.  This is a two step process as you will be able to make a 180 degree bend with your round nose pliers in the first step and will then need to reposition your round nose pliers to complete the loop.  When completed the loop should appear as shown at right.  If the loop is not centered on the wire leaving the hemp, adjust the loop with your round nose pliers so that it is centered. 

If you intend to connect the hemp or leather to a clasp.  This is the point where you slide the loop in the clasp into the loop in the wire that you just completed. 
 

Using Jewelry Wire to Make a Connector for Hemp or Leather Step 9
Step 9
Step 10:  When you have your clasp in position, tightly grasp the loop in the wire with your bent chain nose pliers.  By holding the loop in your bent chain nose pliers you preserve the round shape of the loop.  While holding the loop, wrap the wire tail around the wire segment from the hemp as tightly as possible.  Keep the wire tail that you are wrapping perpendicular to the wire that you are wrapping it around.  Using Jewelry Wire to Make a Connector for Hemp or Leather Step 10
Step 10

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