Make Consistent Simple Loops for Bead Links
by Debbie Blair
Have you ever struggled to make your simple or wrapped loops a consistent size when making beaded links? Check out this quick tip for a professional look.
Instructions
You can achieve precise loops using a fine-point Sharpie or other permanent marker and round-nose pliers. Simply decide what size you want your loops to be and use the marker to mark that spot on your pliers. Align the wire on the marked spot for each subsequent loop you create and you'll have consistently-sized loops every time! Alternatively, check out stepped round-nose pliers, or Acculoop round-nose pliers.
Debbie Blair's Make Consistent Simple Loops for Bead Links - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, mark your pliers
Debbie Blair's Make Consistent Simple Loops for Bead Links - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, mark your pliers

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
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Tools

Acculoop Precision Round Nose
PLR-741.00
  • PLR-741.00
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3 Step Wire Wrapping Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-85
  • G2-85
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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
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