Messy Wire Wrapped Link

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A messy wire wrapped link is just like it sounds: messy! You don't need to worry about the wires laying perfectly next to each other, the point is to wrap in a free form organic fashion.
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Step 1

Grasp your wire about 3" down from the top with your chain nose pliers.

Step 2

With your finger, push the wire to a 90° angle.

Step 3

Using your round nose pliers, grasp the wire right at the bend.

Step 4

Pull the wire around the round nose pliers until it is almost pointing directly down.

Step 5

Reposition your pliers by opening your round nose pliers (but do not pull the pliers out of the loop) and pivot your pliers so the bottom tip is on the top. Continue pulling the wire around the nose of the pliers until the loop is completely round.

Step 6

Attach a link or chain into the loop.

Step 7

To then wrap the loop, grip the loop with the chain nose pliers and grip the wire with your fingers.

Step 8

Wrap the short wire around the long wire in a free form fashion.

Step 9

Using the wire cutters, cut off the extra wire as close as you can to the wrap.

Step 10

Tuck the remaining tip of wire with your chain nose pliers so there are no sharp pieces of wire sticking out that can snag on clothing.

Step 11

Slide a bead or beads on the wire.

Step 12

Using the tips of your chain nose pliers, grab the wire directly above the beads.

Step 13

With your finger, push the wire to a 90° angle.

Step 14

Using your round nose pliers, grasp the wire right at the bend.

Step 15

Pull the wire around the round nose pliers until it is almost pointing directly down. Reposition your pliers by opening your round nose pliers (but do not pull the pliers out of the loop) and pivot your pliers so the bottom tip is on the top. Continue pulling the wire around the nose of the pliers until the loop is completely round.

Step 16

Attach a link or chain into the loop.

Step 17

To then wrap the loop, grip the loop with the chain nose pliers and grip the wire with your fingers.

Step 18

Wrap the wire around the base wire in a free form fashion. Continue wrapping the wire down to the bead.

Step 19

Using the wire cutters, cut off the extra wire as close as you can to the beads.

Step 20

Tuck the remaining tip of wire with your chain nose pliers so there are no sharp pieces of wire sticking out that can snag on clothing.

Step 21

Congratulation! You now have a messy wire wrapped link.

     

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