Step 10: Make a simple loop on the other end of the eyepin
1. Bend the wire down about 90 degrees with your fingers.
2. Trim the end to about 3/4 inch or however much is necessary to make a simple loop
3. Make a simple loop
<---You now have one link with a simple loop end and a wrapped loop end.
Repeat Steps 9 and 10 to make a second link.
Step 12: Harden and flatten your links
Tip: If you don't want to flatten the wire, hammer the loops with a rawhide or nylon hammer. This will strengthen them without flattening.
3. The simple loops will probably open slightly. Squeeze them closed with your crimpling pliers or with your chain-nosed pliers.
Step 13: Straighten the loops
Hold each loop of a link with 2 pairs of chain-nosed pliers, flat-nosed pliers, or a combination of the two, so that the loops are perpendicular to each other
<----- The finished, hardened loop.
Step 14: Repeat steps 12 and 13 with the other simple loop and the wrapped loops too.
Tip: See how the wire gets marred by the round-nosed pliers where I grabbed the wire to make the loops? If this bothers you, you can file off any tool marks.
Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Tools and Materials List
Page 3: Balling Wire and Piercing
Page 4: Attaching the Beads
Page 5: Making a Wrapped Loop Eyepin
Page 6: Make a Simple Forged Loop
Page 7: Assemble Components and Make a Steel Brushed Patina
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