Wire-Wrapped Two Loop Connector

By on May 30, 2014
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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

 

Wire Wrapping Tip May 30, 2014

Making a Wire-Wrapped Two Loop Connector

This week, while looking through patterns, I came across this great wire-wrapping tutorial by our good friend, Albina Manning. She gives us simple pattern for making an easy wire-wrapped two loop connector. These are perfect for earrings, toggles or anything else you can dream up! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Materials and Tools:

1.  You can start working from the spool. Wrap the wire one and a half times around a 9mm jaw.

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2. Place round nose pliers (or 2mm jaw of 6-step pliers) outside of the loop and just across the wire end as shown.  Make a loop so it looks like “8”.

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3. Insert the 9mm jaw back in the loop and continue wrapping the wire until it is across a small loop.6

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4. Repeat step 2 to make the second loop just across the first one.8

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5. Cut the wire leaving 6” tail.  Make a wrap close to the last small loop.

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6. Make 5-6 wraps on one side of the connector. These wraps do not have to be close to each other. Just make sure that the distance between the wraps is the same.

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7. Make 5-6 wraps on the other side as well.

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8. Bring the wire end to the first half; make one wrap close to the small loop. Place the wire end between two wraps and cut the wire. Using chain nose pliers, tack the end inside, making sure it does not stick out.

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9. Place the connector between the nylon jaw pliers and slightly flatten it (this step is optional).  Make only one small loop to make a one-loop connector.

Here are two examples of earrings made with this technique.

300-green-goldstone-earrings

Wire wrapped loop earrings made with Blue Goldstone gemstone beads

AManning -Cornelian earrings

Wire wrapped loop earrings

You can also use this technique to make a simple wire wrapped loop toggle.

toggle-clasp

Wire Wrapped Toggle Clasp

 

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Happy Wrapping!

Judy Ellis

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3 Comments

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    Jane Elizabeth Duke

    May 30, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Great idea! I have done something similar but it never looked quite finished. Thanks for another great idea!

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    Barbara

    May 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you Judy, I have been wondering how to make a toggle clasp in titanium wire for along time. Your instructions are very helpful.

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    Rachel Ison

    August 22, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    What a great connector!Thanks!

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