How to Make Simple Wire Loops – Jewelry Making Basics {Video}

how to make simple wire loops - video jewelry tutorialMaking simple wire loops is one of the core techniques used in creating wire jewelry. Mastering this method will help you form perfect uniform loops when making eyepins, dangles, and linked bead chains.

Practicing these simple loops is also a great way to become comfortable using your round nose pliers as a beginner before moving on to more advanced techniques like wrapped wire loops!

These videos are the best I’ve found – Lisa Niven Kelly of Beaducation shows us clearly and concisely the steps to making simple loops and shows where most beginners go wrong and how to fix it!

Part 2 (below the first video) shows you how to make a chain connecting beads with simple loops once you’ve got the technique down!

Tools and supplies needed for making simple wire loops are available at your local craft store or online from various places. (Links below show a variety of options for each at Amazon)

• 20 gauge craft wire
• beads
• round nosed pliers
• chain nosed pliers
• flush cutters

Pliers are usually able to be purchased either individually or in sets like these.  If you’d like to learn more about jewelry making tools, see my recommendations for flush cutters and round nosed pliers.

how to make uniform wire loops - jewelry making tricksUse a fine-tipped permanent marker to mark lines on the jaws of your round nosed pliers to help you make uniform loops every time.

Just line up the wire with the mark each time you start a new loop!

how to make a simple wire loop - basic jewelry making techniques

Have fun !

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  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ve been trying out different tutorials all day but this one is perfect!

  2. Thank you for making it so so easy! I have done other tutorials and nothing has come close to your video. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Daphne Russell says:

    This was very helpful. I have struggled with this aspect of making jewelry and relied on already made chains. It will take some practice with the closing loop, as I am not good with estimating size. But, your second video was very helpful.

  4. Thank you so much. I am new to jewelry making and this video was the best I have watched so far.

  5. thank you very much for those 2 videos. I took up jewelry making to ease my anxiety however making loops only made it worse (little humor) – after this video I sent the hubby and son out of the house and I am going to do what you said….Practice Practice Practice and most of all Have Fun!

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