Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. You can use this two-loop link as a spacer, as shown in the earrings above - simply add Green Goldstone Round Beads or Carnelian Trapezoid beads with wire short lengths, headpins, and ear wires to make the earrings like Albina made.
Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link
by Albina Manning
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
You can use this two-loop link as a spacer, as shown in the earrings above - simply add Green Goldstone Round Beads or Carnelian Trapezoid beads with wire short lengths, headpins, and ear wires to make the earrings like Albina made.

But don't stop there! Can you make a bracelet or necklace using this link component? This is a great component to play with negative space and add subtle accents to an otherwise simple design.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.71
  • Gold Club Price: $1.29
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Green Goldstone 12mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-177
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.57
  • Gold Club Price: $7.93
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Green Goldstone 6mm Rondelle Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-182
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.23
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Carnelian 22x30mm Trapezoid and 4mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-766
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.97
  • Gold Club Price: $9.73
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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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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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Round Nose Wire Plier
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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6 1/2 Inch Bail Making Pliers
G2-18
  • G2-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.78
  • Gold Club Price: $9.58
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Nylon Flat Pliers-Ergo
PLR-275.30
  • PLR-275.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.96
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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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Instructions
Step 1
You can start working from the spool. Wrap the wire one and a half times around a 9mm jaw.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping wire around the 9mm jaw.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Wrapping wire around the 9mm jaw.
Step 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 a figure-8.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Making a figure 8 loop.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Making a figure 8 loop.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Making a figure 8 loop.
Step 3
Insert the 9mm jaw back in the loop and continue wrapping the wire until it is across a small loop.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, 9mm jaw wrapping wire to the loop.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, 9mm jaw wrapping wire to the loop.
Step 4
Repeat step 2 to make the second loop just across the first one.
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Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding a second loop, repeating steps.
Step 5
Cut the wire, leaving a 6" tail. Make a wrap close to the last small loop.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Closing the last loop.
Step 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.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Making a few wraps aroung the connector.
Step 7
Make 5-6 wraps on the other side as well.
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Step 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.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Chain nose pliers to tack the wire end inside.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Chain nose pliers to tack the wire end inside.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Chain nose pliers to tack the wire end inside.
Step 9
Place the connector between the nylon jaw pliers and slightly flatten it (this step is optional).

Now you can attach this component to any other components and make your own beautiful earrings!
To make a one-loop connector, make only one small loop. You can use a one-loop connector to make other components, such as a toggle clasp:
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding the finished ring to other components.
Albina Manning's Wire Wrapped Two-Loop Link - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Adding the finished ring to other components.