Perfect Sized Loops Every Time
by Kristal Wick
There are many different techniques out there for making loops the same size. There's the "draw-on-your round-nose-pliers-with-a-sharpie"method, the "eyeball-the-length" method, just to name a couple of the more popular techniques. When starting out making simple loops I tried many methods and still had issues, so I came up with this tip and have been looping my life away ever since! This is great when you want to make a pair of earrings or numerous components with the same size loop. If you desire larger or smaller loops, simply add the appropriate size (4mm or 10mm) for your desired outcome.
Instructions
Load up your wire with your components. (For this example I hammered the end of a 2" piece of 20 gauge wire and loaded a 4mm crystal, 8mm crystal and a 4mm crystal).
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Add any 8mm bead or pearl on the top of your components.
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Cut the excess wire sticking up past the 8mm bead.
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Remove the 8mm bead and make your simple loop with the wire left behind. Repeat for each component in your design ending up with all the exact same loop size.
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Materials

8mm Sapphire 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-63C
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.57
  • Gold Club Price: $2.68
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4mm Aquamarine 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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20 Gauge Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.85
  • Gold Club Price: $0.63
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Pick from our assorted sizes of beads for measurement
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Tools

Ultimate wire-pliers Set
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.97
  • Gold Club Price: $22.48
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.97
  • Gold Club Price: $10.48
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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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  • Category: Tools
  • Technique(s): Making Loops