How to do a wrapped loop using a headpin…

How to do a wrapped loop using a headpin

1)You will need a bead, a long head pin (thick or thin), some round nose, flat nose and cutter pliers
2)Thread the bead onto the headpin and grip it with the round nose pliers a third of the way up the shaft
3)Bend the headpin to a 90 degree angle over the round nose pliers
4)Turn the piers up..
5)…and flip the pin back over the top of the pliers..
6)…bend all the way around to form the loop
7/8) Grip the loop with one pair of pliers and wrap the end of the pin with the other pliers. You will be able to use your finger for thin headpins but will need to use pliers to twist for thicker headpins like the one shown here.
9/10) Snip the end, tuck it in and tidy up by squeezing with flat nose pliers
11) A fantastic wrapped loop headpin!

30 thoughts on “How to do a wrapped loop using a headpin…

  1. Hi, thankyou for a wonderful blog, I have dabbled at jewellary making, but have always been confused with which tools to use and what they are called, the pictorial is brilliant, very informative.

  2. Thanks for your truly wonderful site! I was curious, do you have any tips or techniques to make the perfect loop? All of my wrap loops are crooked and one doesn’t look remotely similar to the other. Same with looping headpins… any ideas???

  3. Many Thanks Amanda!
    Hmmm the perfect loop? Do as many loops as you can one after the other, you will get into the habit of reproducing them in the same way! I found charm bracelets are an excellent learning curve for this.
    Make sure you are using round nose pliers and turn the loop at the same place on the shaft of your pliers, this way the loop will always be about the same size as one another (for example half way up the plier’s shaft)
    and finally don’t be afraid to re-adjust your loops with flat nose pliers to straighten them out, wire is nice and robust.

  4. Hi, your info on a perfect loop was so useful, how do you attach a cone shaped bead threaded from side to side at the top of the bead to something else[ ie. like a pendant]
    Also, how do you do a double wrap i.e. a loop at both ends of a piece of wire?
    Your help would be so helpful, thanks in advance.

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