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Wire Wrap a Bead Link

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This technique explains how to take a bead from your stash and wire wrap a link on each side.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Start by cutting the right length wire. I typically find that a good rule of thumb is to have 2 inches of wire on each side of your bead (4” total) plus the length of the bead. Bend your wire at a 90-degree angle approximately 1.5” down from one end.

Step 2

While keeping your grip with the round nose pliers, wrap the wire over the top round nose.

Step 3

Pull across longer wire.

Step 4

Wrap wire around longer wire 2 times creating a coil.

Step 5

Cut end with wire cutters.

Step 6

String a bead.

Step 7

Bend the wire at a 90-degree angle just above the bead. I use the length of the plier nose – this length typically equals 2 wire wraps.

Step 8

While keeping your grip with you pliers, wrap the wire over the top round nose.

Step 9

Pull across longer wire and wrap wire around approximately 2 times creating a coil until you hit the link. Both sides should have the same number of wraps.

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