| How Make Jewelry Loops
Posted by Wende on 8/31/2011
Using our bottle cap beads and jewelry findings...
we'll walk through how to make the jewelry loop that allows you to
wear your bottle cap bead as a necklace pendant, attach it to a key
chain or anything else you may dream up.
Essential jewelry making tools
& some Bottle Cap Co. supplies
These tools can be found at most any craft or jewelry store. I got mine
for $10 about 10 years ago and they're still going strong!
(These 3 tools
came in a set of 5)
Prepare your pendant by adding the beads to the bead pin.
Using your flat nose pliers bend your bead pin to a 90 degree angle.
Then grab your round nose pliers and wrap your wire around it by beginning the bend with your finger. Then squeeze the end with your flat nose pliers and pull tightly around the curve of the round nose pliers. You may have to reposition the round nose pliers as you complete the circle.
Grab your wire cutters and position them just inside the inner edge of the loop. Clip off the extra wire. Using your flat nose pliers squeeze the loop to flatten. You may have a perfect loop at this point or you may need to use your tools to perfect the angle and shape of your loop. It takes a little practice but you'll get it!
Finished Jewelry Loop
Interested in designing with our bottle cap beads?
Check out our bottle cap bead blog
for some tips and inspiring finished product pics!
There are a couple of other great methods of creating jewelry loops and as you practice you'll develop the technique and style that work best for you.
If you like videos visit YouTube.com
and search "simple loop jewelry making" or "how to make a wrapped loop".
kim Date 11/7/2011 9:09:16 PM
I am wanting to start making these bottle cap as necklace's and key chain's. I have never done this before and have no idea what to do, I also would like to do the jewerly punch and make bracelets and again have no idea where to purchase the things i need, Thanks Kim
Wende Date 11/9/2011 9:51:54 AM
Hi Kim! You should call our customer service: 800-640-9978. They love to help explain and point out what kinds of tools are useful and which ones you might be able to do without. They can also explain all the ins and outs of creating with bottle caps and help you order over the phone if you would like or you can order on the internet later.
Thanks for the question!
janet jacobs Date 8/8/2012 9:18:26 PM
how do u make bottlecap hair bow. what supplies i need.