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Wrapping Beads for Chain Jewelry
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#1 Form loop with round nose pliers.
#2 Holding loop with needle nose pliers, bend long end 90 degrees.
#3 Wrap short end of wire around long end, holding the eye with pliers.
#4 Trim wire and add bead.
#5 Using the ends of your needle nose pliers for spacing, bend wire a little past 45 degrees. Some tutorials say 90 degrees but I find that this is too much and can lead to "crooked eyes."
#6 Form second loop with round nose pliers.
#7 Wrap wire as in step #3.
#8 Trim excess wire. Adjust loops with needle nose and/or round nose pliers to get them as even and parallel as possible.
If you have a problem with making consistent sized loops use a magic marker to mark the spot where you formed the first loop. Practice, practice, practice.
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