Secrets to a Split Ring Loop

Presented by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Instructions by Rachel, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

A split ring loop is an alternative to using a jumpring for jewelry-making connections. Expert jewelry maker and instructor Tammy Honaman demonstrates the steps to make a split ring loop on a headpin.

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String the desired bead onto a headpin or length of wire with a loop or wrapped loop on the end.
Trim the straight end of the wire to approximately one inch.

Grasp the end of the wire in a pair of round-nose pliers. Rotate the pliers forming a hook. Connect the hook to your finding or component. Connect the hook to your finding or component.
To secure the drop to the component, reinsert the pliers and continue to rotate forming the hook into a loop. Continue to rotate the pliers forming a second loop next to the previous, creating a connector that looks like a split ring.

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