Jewelry LoopsStep by step 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 and some Bottle Cap Co. suppliesThese 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)
STEP 1Prepare your pendant by adding the beads to the bead pin.
STEP 2Using your flat nose pliers bend your bead pin to a 90 degree angle.
STEP 3Then 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.
STEP 4Grab 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 few different 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".