How to Make a Simple Wrapped Loop

Jewelry makers use the simple wrapped loop for finishing earrings, making links for chains and for adding dangles to pendant necklaces.  A wrapped loop will add pizazz to your designs.

To get started you will need the following basic tools and materials:

  • Round Nose Jewelry Pliers
  • Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
  • Wire Cutter
  • Wire

 

1) Cut a length of wire. With your round nose pliers bend the wire 90-degrees away from you.

2) Move your pliers down to hold the other side of wire.

3) Using your fingers bring the top wire all the way around to form a loop.

4) Hold the loop with your chain nose pliers.

5) Using your fingers wrap the wire around the base three times.

 6) Trim the wire with a wire cutters.

7) Use your chain nose pliers to tuck in and push down any sharp edges.

Your finished wrapped loop should look like this.