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 at its end with round nose pliers

Step 2

Then roll your wrist to make a complete turn. Now you can re-adjust the pin so that the loop sits directly on top of the stem.

Step 3

Your loop is complete and ready to attach.

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