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Form a Loop

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This is one of the most important things to learn to do. Take some time to practice and you'll be glad you did. For a more ornate look and stronger connection, see wrapped loops.


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Bend the pin to form a right angle. Cut the pin approximately 1/4 inch beyond the bead.

Use the round end of your pliers to grasp the end of the pin and curve the pin by using a rolling motion to fold it over a single round prong. You may need to release the pin and continue the rolling motion again. You can also convert a head pin to an eye pin by snipping off the head and replacing it with a loop as shown above.

Be sure to start rolling from the end of the pin. This will give you a good round loop and sturdy connection.

If you do not start rolling from the very end of the pin, you can end up with a flat loop that will not look as good or give the movement you want.

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