Start with a 10mm bead. Cut a 7” length of 20 gauge wire. Straighten by holding one end in the chain nose pliers and pulling the length through the nylon jaw pliers a couple of times.
Pro Tip: Each bead is wrapped using one piece of wire, which forms the fat wrap loops and also spiral around the bead. Therefore, different sized beads require different amounts of wire. For the purposes of this lesson, we are wrapping 8, 10, and 16mm beads but you can use any size you like. If you are unsure of wire length, use a piece too long, rather than too short. Measure it and you will know for next time! (See the end of the tutorial for wire lengths for the bracelet).