How to Create a Simple Wire Loop

Learn how to create a simple wire loop with our how-to video, step-by-step instructions and photos.

For more beading basics, check out our instructional videos on Basic Beading Techniques.

  1. Place your bead(s) onto a head pin.
Place Your Bead onto a Head Pin
  1. Right after the bead, use your chain nose pliers and bend the wire at a 45-degree angle.
Bend at a 45-Degree Angle
  1. Grab the wire with your round nose pliers at the bend. Use your fingers or a pair of pliers to bend the wire over the top of the round nose pliers.
Bend Over the Top
  1. Rotate your round nose pliers to the top of your loop (to get a better grip on the wire) and continue bending your wire around the pliers nose so that you create a complete loop.
Bend to Create a Complete Loop
  1. Where the wire overlaps itself (completing the loop), snip off your wire tail using wire cutters.
Snip Off Excess Wire
  1. Your simple wire loop is complete.
Complete Simple Wire Loop

Also see How to Make a Wrapped Wire Loop. Put your skill to use and try some of our free beading projects using a simple wire loop.

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