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Hook and Catch Advanced Beginners Jewelry Wire Clasp Jewelry Making TechniqueThe peg pattern for the hook portion of the advanced beginner's catch is shown at right. 

Step 1:  Cut one segment of 20 gauge wire, 4 1/2" long.

Step 2:  Using your round nose pliers, or your fine step jaw pliers, make a 1/2 loop in the end of your wire.  (This loop will be ultimately cut off, so it does not need to be a full loop.)Advanced Beginner's Jewelry Wire Catch Jewelry Making Finding Step 1

Step 3:  Using your nylon jaw pliers, straighten the wire by pulling it repeatedly through the jaws of the pliers.

Step 4:  Now position three regular metal pegs in your jig as shown above-right.  Place your initial loop in your wire on peg 1 and position your wire as shown.

Step 5:  Now wrap your wire around peg 2 as shown in the pictures below-left and below-center.  Push the wire with your finger tips, holding your finger tip as close to peg 2 as possible while you are wrapping the wire. 

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Step 6:  Now wrap your wire around peg 3 as shown above-right. 

These instructions continue on the next page.

 

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