BEAD AND WIRE TECHNIQUES
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.
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 ...