Secrets to Simple Loops

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

The simple loop is a must-learn basic jewelry-making technique that turns a headpin with beads on it into a beaded dangle or an eyepin into a link. Follow along with step-by-step instructions by expert jewelry maker Tammy Honaman.
Simple loops are great for turning any finding into a dangle.


String a bead or beads onto a headpin.

Using chain-nose pliers, form a 90-degree bend in the wire, just above the last bead. Trim the wire, leaving a little less than 1/4 inches remaining.

Use a pair of round-nose pliers to grip the end of the wire. Place your thumbnail at the base of the bend for support then rotate the pliers away from you, forming a loop.

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