Wire Wrapped Link

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Create unique jewelry with wire wrapped links. Using wire wrapped links you can combine beads, chain, premade links, clasps, and more to create necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Check out our Inspiration page for jewelry ideas.
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Step 1

Grasp your wire about 1 ½" 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.

Step 6

Continue pulling the wire around the nose of the pliers until the loop is completely round.

Step 7

Attach a link or chain into the loop.

Step 8

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

Step 9

Wrap the short wire around the long wire about 3 wraps.

Step 10

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

Step 11

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 12

Slide a bead or beads on the wire.

Step 13

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

Step 14

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

Step 15

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

Step 16

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

Step 17

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.

Step 18

Continue pulling the wire around the nose of the pliers until the loop is completely round.

Step 19

Attach a link or chain into the loop.

Step 20

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

Step 21

Wrap the wire around the base wire. Continue wrapping the wire down to the bead.

Step 22

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

Step 23

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.

 

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