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In this guide you will learn a common beading technique known as 'Turning a Loop". In this guide we will be using an eye pin.

  1. Thread a bead onto your eye pin.
    • Thread a bead onto your eye pin.

    • Using your chain nose pliers, make a 90 degree bend just above your bead.

  2. Use side cutters to cut the wire, leaving a tail that's about one third of an inch long.
    • Use side cutters to cut the wire, leaving a tail that's about one third of an inch long.

  3. Position your round nose pliers at the end of the tail, making sure the tail faces away from your body. Wrap the wire towards you to create a loop.
    • Position your round nose pliers at the end of the tail, making sure the tail faces away from your body. Wrap the wire towards you to create a loop.

  4. When making a link like this you'll want both loops to face the same direction. To do this, grip each loop with a pair of chain nose pliers and just twist until your loops are where you want them.
    • When making a link like this you'll want both loops to face the same direction. To do this, grip each loop with a pair of chain nose pliers and just twist until your loops are where you want them.

  5. To open and close the loop, you can use chain nose pliers and gently twist it open from side to side.
    • To open and close the loop, you can use chain nose pliers and gently twist it open from side to side.

Conclusie

Practicing these steps will help you to get the loop tight against the bead, and the loop size consistent.

Shaun Harrington

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