Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, fold the wire over one jaw away from you, forming a 90-degree angle. Rotate the pliers to grip the top portion of the wire, snug against the corner. Bend the wire over the top jaw of the pliers creating most of the loop.
Tip: Leave some space between the bend in the wire and the bead or bead cap for the wire wrap. Leave more or less space depending on the desired length of the wrap.
Rotate the pliers again so that they are inside the loop, horizontal to the straight part of the wire. Continue to bend the wire around the jaw of the pliers, closing the loop.
Note: The end of the wire should be sticking out roughly horizontal with the design.
Use flush-cutters with the flush side against the wrap to trim the excess wire. Use chain-nose pliers to neaten up and tuck in the end of the wire.
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