Making Wire Jewelry with Rena
video by Rena Klingenberg.
A plain wire loop is often used when working with thick wire gauges, or in making dangles for earrings, charm bracelets, cha-cha bracelets, etc.
For practicing making a plain wire loop with me in the video, you’ll need:
- A piece of wire that’s about 2 inches (5.08 cm) long – and anywhere from 18 gauge to 22 gauge. (In this video I’m using 20-gauge round soft copper wire.)
- Round nose pliers.
- Flat nose pliers.
Why I Mark My Round Nose Pliers
In the video you’ll see that I mark my pliers for the two most common loop sizes I make.
By having these marks on my pliers, I can easily make wire loops in a perfectly consistent size, over and over.
This is a great way to make your finished jewelry look uniform and professional.
I use a fine-tip permanent marker to draw these lines on my pliers.
The lines wear off over time – but if you want to remove the lines before then, simply rub them off with a small piece of paper towel soaked in rubbing alcohol.
Jewelry Projects to Make with
this Plain Wire Loop Technique:
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Want to Learn the Basics of
Designing Your Own Wire Jewelry?
In my Design and Make Artistic Jewelry Components video class, you’ll learn how to get great ideas for wire jewelry designs – and then follow my easy system for turning those ideas into successful pieces of jewelry.
By the end of this online video class, you’ll be designing and making your own artistic earwires, clasps, connectors, and pendant bails.
You’ll also learn my tips for making wire jewelry more easily, with more professional looking results.