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 Forming a Split Ring Loop 

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Step 1
Place your round-nose pliers on the end of a length of wire. Please note: the length of wire can be the wire above a bead on a headpin, on the end of a length of wire, or any configuration your design dictates. Rotate the pliers to form a loop.
Step 2
Keep the pliers in the loop and turn them again, forming a second loop right next to the first. Adjust the position of the pliers as the second loop is formed so the loops are equal in size, like a key ring or split ring.
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