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Step 13: Remove the wire from the jig and reposition it as shown in the picture below left.
Step 14: Wrap the wire around the top right peg in the pattern as shown below center.
Step 15: Remove the wire from the jig and flatten the piece. The best way to do this is with nylon jaw pliers, squeezing the wire in the jaws of the nylon jaw pliers in several different orientations. This will set the wire in the 1/2 diamond shape and should have a wire tail about 3 inches long.
Step 16: Make a spiral in the end of the wire. This is done by making a "P" loop in the end of the wire and grasping this loop in your chain nose or bent chain nose pliers. Bend the wire around the loop you just made in small increments, repositioning the loop in the jaws of your chain nose pliers as necessary. Try to hold the spiral as your are building it toward the hinge in the chain nose pliers and away from the tip as much as possible. This spreads the gripping force across a larger area in the jaws of your chain nose pliers and tends to minimize the marks on the wire from the pliers. When completed, the wire component should appear as shown below, right.
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This WigJig jewelry project is provided as part of WigJig University - College of Jewelry Designs. We try to provide interesting jewelry projects using beads, jewelry wire and other jewelry supplies. We hope that these pictures will provide you enough information for you to complete this project. Some of the skills and jewelry making techniques have not been discussed here. For beginners, we suggest that you visit our Beginners Start Here pages. These pages discuss the skills necessary for making jewelry in the detail that beginners need. We also suggest that beginners to making jewelry might need to visit the WigJig University College of Jewelry Techniques for additional information about some of the skills and techniques shown.
Most, but not all of the jewelry supplies shown here can be purchased in our WigJig store. We try to have a complete selection of jewelry supplies in our store including chain, wire, glass beads, findings, watches, tools, etc.