Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop, Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. Part 1 of a two part pattern by Lilian Chen.
Make a Perfect Loop
by Lilian Chen
  • Category: Findings
  • Technique(s): Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Part 1 of a two part pattern by Lilian Chen. Part 1 of this creative earring project will help you work on your traditional wire wrapping skills, then Part 2 will show you Lilian's wire sketch style sculpture making method and introduce you to Lilian's creative world!

Materials

6mm Garnet 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-82
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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4mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-94A
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.67
  • Gold Club Price: $1.25
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Silver Filled Headpins 22GA 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
S8-11
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.52
  • Gold Club Price: $1.89
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Tools:
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Cutter, round nose and chain nose pliers
Step 2
String the beads on both head pins. Try to use unique style of beads with bright color, to create the most interesting pattern. (The first part of new creative thinking.)
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Assorted beads and head pins
Step 3
Grasp the head pin at a 90 degree angle to the jaw of the pliers. Hold it as tight as you can, not too far away from the beads. Check the part between the beads and the jaw of pliers.
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using chain nose pliers
Step 4
Push the head pin to the jaw, then around the jaw straight toward to you, until the pin touches the beads.
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using round nose pliers with head pin
Step 5
Turn the wire to the left side, cross the beads, set it at a 90 degree angle to the beads as shown in photo.
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using round nose plier with head pin
Step 6
Change and grasp in by the left hand. Hold the jaw at a 90 degree angle to the beads, not to the loop as shown in photo.
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Chain nose pliers with head pin
Step 7
Grasp the head pin by your right hand with chain nose pliers. Turn it toward you, then move the loop straight to the beads, as shown in photo.
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using Chain nose plier with head pin
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Bead and head pin
Step 8
Cut the remainder and push the end to join the wire that has been wrapped.
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Using cutter to cut of excess
Step 9
Congratulations! You have now completed a traditional wire wrapped earring bangle. Now make one more and you can add it to any ear wire for a complete set of earrings!
Lilian Chen's Make a Perfect Loop - , Findings & Components, Toggles & Clasps, Earwire & Headpin, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Finished Perfect Loop