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Wrapped Loop Jewelry Making TechniqueThe wrapped loop is one of the more important skills involved in the wire working technique called "Wire Wrapping". This technique is important Wrapped Loop Jewelry Making Techniquebecause it allows us to make a loop in wire that is as strong as if it were cast or soldered.  This is very important for making beaded chains and for connecting wire components into chains that are very strong.  You can view a wrapped loop at right.  This technique can also be used to make a bead dangle using a head pin as shown at left.  The steps involved in making a wrapped loop bead Wrapped Loop Jewelry Making Technique Step 1dangle are described below.

Step 1:  Slide your beads onto your head pin all the way down.  While holding the head pin upright, grasp the wire immediately above the Wrapped Loop Jewelry Making Technique Step 2beads with your bent chain nose pliers. 

Step 2:  Bend the wire over to an angle of about 90 degrees.  Ensure that you have about 1" or 25 mm of wire on the now horizontal wire segment.Wrapped Loop Jewelry Making Technique Step 3

Step 3:  Grasp the horizontal wire segment in your round nose pliers on the horizontal segment, but as close to the 90 degree bend as Wrapped Loop Jewelry Making Technique Step 4possible.

Step 4:  Using your thumb, push the wire up and over the jaw of your round nose pliers as shown at left. 

Wrapped Loop Jewelry Making Technique Step 5Step 5:  At this point you will need to re-orientate the wire in the jaws of your pliers so that you can complete the loop.  Re-grip the wire as shown at right.Wrapped Loop Jewelry Making Technique Step 6

Step 6:  Complete the loop as shown at left. 

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