How to Use the Wubbers® Bail-Making and Round Mandrel Pliers

Presented by Patti Bullard, PhD, Inventor of Wubbers Pliers
Instructions by Jennifer, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Earwire

STEP 1
Cut both ends of one 2-inch piece of wire flush. Insert the wire inside the larger jaw of the small bail-making pliers, with the edge of the wire snug against the edge of the jaw.

Close the jaw and twist the pliers to create a simple loop.
STEP 2
Insert the wire inside the jaw of the large bail-making pliers with the simple loop on the opposite side, making sure the loop is facing upwards.

Close the jaw. Roll the wire around the smaller jaw until the wire is almost closed.

Remove the wire from the jaw of the pliers.
STEP 3
Insert the end of the wire so it is flush against the edge of the baby Wubbers flat-nose pliers. Close the jaw. Gently bend the wire at the jaw of the pliers, creating a little crook.
STEP 4
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 to create a second earwire.

Sorrento Scroll Links

STEP 1
Trim the end of a length of wire flush.

Working from the coil, insert the length of wire into the jaw of the round mandrel pliers. Close the jaw. Roll a loop around the larger jaw by rotating your wrist while holding the pliers. Remove the wire from the jaws.

Tip: Working from the coil keeps from wasting wire and allows for no measuring!
STEP 2
Moving past the loop, reposition the wire into the jaw of the pliers. Close the jaw. Roll a loop around the smaller jaw 1-1/4 times in the opposite direction. Pull the pliers out of the loop.
STEP 3
Moving past the loop, reposition the wire into the jaw of the pliers. Close the jaw. Roll a loop around the larger jaw in the opposite direction until the wire crosses. Trim the excess wire.
STEP 4
Using flat-nose pliers, reposition the end of the loop to close the loop.

Note: There are several different sizes of Wubbers Bail-Making and Round Mandrel Pliers.

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