Introdução

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusão

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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