Finishing Memory Wire

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A couple of simple loops is all it takes to turn Memory Wire into fun and fast jewelry.
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Tip 1Use round nose pliers that have medium to large tips. Memory wire is a very stiff metal and can be hard to bend. You may ruin your fine tip pliers with this wire.
Tip 2Always use memory wire cutters. Memory wire is a very stiff metal and will ruin all other cutters.
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Step 1

Begin your memory wire piece by making a loop on one side of the coil of wire. Grasp the end of the memory wire with your round nose pliers so the end of the wire is just showing.

Step 2

Rotate the pliers to form a loop. Tip: Memory wire is a very stiff metal and can be hard to bend. Try positioning the wire between your finger and the tool for stability and control.

Step 3

Reposition your pliers by opening your round nose pliers (but do not pull the pliers out of the loop). Again, grasp the wire and continue rotating the wire until a complete loop is formed.

Step 4

String beads on your memory wire.

Step 5

Once you have strung all of your beads, use a memory wire cutter to cut your wire. Cut the wire, leaving approximately a 1/2".

Step 6

Grasp the end of the memory wire with your round nose pliers so the end of the wire is just showing.

Step 7

Rotate the pliers to form a loop.

Step 8

Reposition your pliers by opening your round nose pliers (but do not pull the pliers out of the loop). Again, grasp the wire and continue rotating the wire until a complete loop is formed.

Step 9

Each end of your memory wire piece will have a loop.
Tip: Embellish your memory wire piece by adding a charm to the one or both of the ending loops.

     

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