Turning Loops

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How To … Turn loop

The making of a turn loop can prove to be more difficult in reality than it is in theory. Using a pair of round nose pliers, follow the straightforward steps below to master the turn loop technique, which usually takes a little practice.  To control the length of your stem, position the wire on the thick area of the pliers; now bend the wire away from you to make a right angle. Step 1 Then trim the head pin, leaving approx 1 cm distance from the bend. Grip the pin... Read More


How To Make… Wrapped bead loop

A wrapped bead loop can provide the final exquisite touch to a necklace, pendant or bracelet, but it is not an easy effect to achieve. With a 20cm length of wire, pair of flat nose pliers and plenty of practice, however, even the most inexperienced of jewellery makers can master the wrapped bead loop technique.  


How To Make… Double loop

Many techniques used in jewellery making can be accomplished with relative ease or even by accident. Unfortunately, the double loop is not one of them. To effectively learn the double loop technique, carefully follow the steps below. You will need a pair of round nose pliers and plenty of time for practice. [half]  Thread the bead onto the headpin. Using your round nose pliers, create a 90° bend, and then trim the headpin, leaving approx 2cm distance from the bend. [/half] [half_last] [/half_last]  [half]  Grip the pin at its end... Read More


How To Make… Wrapped loop

A wrapped loop can be used in various different ways by jewellery makers – it can also be achieved using a number of different techniques. Arguably one of the easiest and neatest techniques has been outlined below. One pair of flat nose pliers is required.