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Mar 28, 2012

how to wire wrap beads

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1. slide your bead on your head pin, and bend the wire above the bead
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2. form a loop like you're making a basic loop, bringing the extra wire out
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3. hold the loop with your needle nose (or flat nose) pliers, and wrap the leftover wire around with round nose pliers
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ta-da!
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Use some longer head pins, say 2 inches, to make bigger wraps.

Here's a few simple projects to do if you're wanting to practice wire wrapping beads.  The necklace is super great if you're just starting out, because the wire wraps don't show as much.  (meaning - if you're not that great at them yet, you can still enjoy your jewelry item and practice this technique.)

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If you're graduating from the basic loop stage and want to get similar results with a little extra something, this is great.

3 comments:

Micaela said...

Wow, that is so cool! <3

Stephanie said...

THANK YOU! I've been experimenting for some time now and have seriously been oblivious to the obvious! Thanks soooo much Abby ;)

Stephanie

Jessica said...

awesome tutorial ;) been wanting to do something along these lines for some time now, but i have a crappy camera.

xo,
Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

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