Wig Jig Pattern 6

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Wig Jig pattern 6 makes a cute earring or pendant component.
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Tip 1Use a thicker gauge wire such as 18 or 20 gauge for a stronger finished wire form.
Tip 2Harden the wire form to help keep its shape by using either a plastic mallet and bench block or a wire smacker. Refer to the beading technique Hardening a Wire Form.
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Step 1

Place the pegs in the wig jig as shown. This will make a cross pattern with an extra peg at the top.

Step 2

Cut a piece of wire 12 inches long. Place one end of the wire between the top peg and the peg directly below it.

Step 3

Begin wrapping the wire around the top peg.

Step 4

After wrapping the wire completely around the top peg, bring the wire down on the right side of the two pegs below it. Then pull the wire along the bottom edge of the two left pegs.

Step 5

After wrapping the wire completely around the left peg, bring the wire up on the right side of the peg to the right and bottom. Then pull the wire along the right side of the two bottom pegs.

Step 6

After wrapping the wire completely around the bottom peg, bring the wire up on the left side of the two pegs above it. Then pull the wire along the top edge of the two left pegs.

Step 7

After wrapping the wire completely around the right peg, bring the wire up on the left side of the peg to the left and top. Then pull the wire along the right side of the two top pegs.

Step 8

Wrap the wire around the top peg. This will create a second loop around the top peg.

Step 9

Take the wire form off of the wig jig. Use your wire cutters to cut off the end of the wire. This will leave a simple loop on one side of the form.

Step 10

Repeat step 9 on the other side of the wire form.

Step 11

Using your chain nose pliers, grasp the side of the loop.

Step 12

Close the loop by moving the open side of the loop back until the loop is closed.

Step 13

Repeat steps 11 and 12 for the other side of the wire form.

Step 14

Line up the top two loops so they overlap. Make several forms and link them together for a necklace, bracelet or earrings. Also, try hanging beads off of loops.

       

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