Once you learn to make your own findings, you also need to understand how to connect all the elements of your jewelry designs. This is when a number of different jewelry-making methods are required. Below are instructions for some of the most often used techniques for creating bead and wire jewelry.

Wrapped Loop

The wrapped loop technique is extremely useful for a large number of jewelry projects. You can use it to make earrings, add dangles to necklaces, or finish off a clasp for a bracelet. For this technique, you will need a pair of round-nosed pliers, wire cutters, flat-nosed pliers, a jeweler’s file, and your choice of wire to create wrapped loops.

1. Start by using either flat- or round-nosed pliers to bend the ...

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