Making 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)
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.
Use 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!
Have fun !