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Bead Wraps - Eye Loops 1

Free instructions in making a bead link using eye loops in jewelry wire and common jewelry tools:

  Beaded link for jewelry making using jewelry wire
Grasping jewelry wire with pliers, jewelry making skill making a loop in jewelry wire -- jewelry making skill
Finishing a loop in jewelry wire -- jewelry making skill "P" Loop in jewelry wire, jewelry making component.

 

Start with a flush cut at one end of the wire. Using round nose pliers, place the wire between the jaws with the wire end flush with the edge of the pliers. Gently press the wire tail around the nose to form the majority of the loop. Release pliers' grip, and move pliers slightly to expose the unwrapped portion of the loop. Finish loop by either twisting pliers slightly to close loop, or use fingers yto wrap wire around the jaw to complete.

 

Making an eye loop from a "P" loop, jewelry making skill Finishing an eye loop, made from a "P" loop, jewelry making skill
Eye loop made in jewelry wire, jewelry making component.

 

Using round nose pliers, place one jaw inside loop and grasp at the base. Turn pliers slightly to align the loop directly on top of the wire tail.

Jewelry Wire bead wrap

Making a chain with jewelry wire and beads, jewelry making skill
NOTE: The length of the wire tail after the cut is critical. See next page for important details.

 

Step two in making a chain with jewelry wire and beads, jewelry making skill.

Step 3 in making a chain with jewelry wire and beads, jewelry making skill

Thread bead onto wire and clip wire tail with the flat edge of cutters towards the bead to form a straight edge in wire tail. Grasp wire tail in round nose pliers and form a basic starting loop.

 

Step 4 in making a chain with jewelry wire and beads, jewelry making skill

Using round nose pliers, place one jaw inside loop and grasp at the base. Turn the pliers slightly to align the loop directly on top of the wirer base.

Step 5 in making a chain with jewelry wire and beads, jewelry making skill

Finished chain link made with jewelry wire and beds, jewelry making skill

 

Loops can be made in same direction as shown on left. Or, they can be made in the opposite direction, depending on the design and/or your peresonal preference.

 

 

 

 



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