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How to Make Wire Wrapped Head and Eye Pins

By: Rings & Things

Learn how to make clean, wire-wrapped head and eyes pins for beaded jewelry, from Rings & Things. This is also known as a wrapped loop dangle and adds a professional look to your jewelry.

Wire Wrapped Beaded Head and Eye Pins

 

  1. Use chain-nose pliers to grasp the wire just above the top of the bead.
     
  2. Use your fingers to bend the wire sharply over the top of the pliers, at a 90° angle. You should have 2-3mm of straight wire between the bead and the bend (less for fine-gauge wire, more for heavy wire or more wraps).
     
  3. Use round-nose pliers to grasp a spot just above the bend, and use your fingers to smoothly bend the wire all the way around the tip of the pliers. (For different sizes of loops, bend the wire around thinner or thicker portions of the pliers’ tip.)
     
  4. Now use pliers to grasp the wire firmly across the loop. Use your fingers or chain-nose pliers to carefully wrap the wire around the stem. For best control, experts recommend you break this step into a series of half wraps.
     
  5. Trim excess with flush cutters.
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