The Neatest Wrapped Loops
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
If your wrapped loops are neat and consistent, it says everything about the care you take in making your designs. If they're sloppy and don't match, it's a sure sign of an amateur. Here's a little tip to neaten up those wrapped ends
Instructions
After wrapping the neck of a wrapped loop neatly, one wrap tightly against the last, it's important to tuck in the end of the wire as close to the straight wire as possible. Otherwise, the piece may snag on a garment or irritate some skin. I use my crimp pliers to help alleviate the issue.

Using the flush cutters, I cut the wrap wire as short as possible.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s The Neatest Wrapped Loops - , General Education, , cut the wire short
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s The Neatest Wrapped Loops - , General Education, , cut the wire short
Then I use the rounded space near the tip of the crimp pliers to squeeze the wire end down. Since the wire is going in a circle, this rounded shape is just right.
Squeezing the end of the wire snugly with the crimping pliers ensures the end is smoothly against the neck of the wrapped loop.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s The Neatest Wrapped Loops - , General Education, , use a crimping pliers
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s The Neatest Wrapped Loops - , General Education, , crimp

Materials

20 Gauge Half Round Half Hard Argentium .930 Silver Wire
H19-20HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.00
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20 Gauge Half Round Half Hard 14/20 Rose Gold Filled Wire
H6-20HRH
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.16
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20 Gauge Half Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-20HRH
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.44
  • Gold Club Price: $0.33
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Tools

3 Step Wire Wrapping Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-19
  • G2-19
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
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Original Bead Crimper
PLR-585.00
  • PLR-585.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $12.97
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): General Education