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 Creating an Eyepin from a Length of Wire 

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Step 1
Using flush-cutters, blunt cut the end of your wire.
Step 2
Place the wire so it spans the width of the concave barrel.
Step 3
Compress the handle of the pliers. The wire will conform to the shape of the barrel and start the loop.
Step 4
Without releasing the wire from the pliers, and using your non-dominant hand, press the wire against the round-nose barrel to complete the loop.
Step 5
Release the handle of the pliers and rotate the wire so the outside edge of the concave barrel is at the base of the loop--rotate your wrist about 15 degrees, positioning the loop on top of the straight length of wire.

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