Learn how make a Simple Loop with Fusion Beads


Hi welcome to Fusion Beads. Today I’m going to show you
how to make a simple loop to link beads and findings
to your jewelry designs. This technique is a
basic beading technique that is important for any
jewelry designer to master and it’s a great technique
to learn for beginners. (upbeat music) ‘Kay so to make a simple loop, you’re going to need a few materials. You’re just going to need some wire, eye pins or, and/or your head pins and you want your wire gauge to be at least 22 gauge or thicker. I prefer to use 20 or 22 gauge wire because that keeps it, it keeps its shape, a lot nicer and it’s
just a lot more secure, than say a 24 or 26 gauge. If you use that gauge of wire, the loop just isn’t going to be as secure and it may open up or lose
shape, when handled or worn. So I’d recommend 20 gauge or 22 gauge or a little bit thicker if you prefer. So we’re gonna use eye pins, our eye pins, head pins and wire here. And then also whichever beads you prefer and I just have some Swarovski
crystal round beads here, in a few different sizes. You’re also going to
need your wire cutters, that’s just to cut your wire. Your chain nose pliers here. And then your round nose pliers to make the loop for your simple loop. Okay so first I’m going to show you how to make a simple loop with a head pin. So I have my head pins here and so you just want to take
your head pin and your bead and just going to place your
bead onto that head pin. That just, that head of
that pin there is just going to hold that bead and
stop it from falling off. Okay, so now you wanna cut the wire, leaving about 3/8 of an inch. And then you wanna bend your wire and you can bend the
wire using your finger or you can use your chain nose pliers. And since it’s 22 gauge,
you can still kind of use your fingers to
just bend that wire. 90 degrees. And then you wanna take
your round nose pliers and you’re just gonna grasp that wire, about halfway down the pliers there and you’re just gonna rotate. Around your pliers, just
rotate that wire around. And that’s just gonna create, just a nice perfect
little simple loop there. Okay, so we’re just gonna
do that one more time. Just place your bead on your head pin, cut that wire about 3/8 of an inch and you just bend your wire, this time I’ll just show you
with the chain nose here, just bend that wire 90 degrees. Take those round nose, grasp that wire, about, just right at the end there, about halfway down pliers, and just rotate the wire around. Your pliers, just to create
that nice simple loop. Okay and that is how
you make a simple loop with your head pin. Okay so now we have our eye pins here, so I’m gonna show you
how to make a simple loop with the eye pin, which is
just like how you would do for a head pin but there’s already one, kind of simple loop or the
eye of the eye pin here that is already formed so you only have to worry about doing the other side and these are just used
so you can link them to your jewelry design. So take your bead and you’re
just gonna place that on there and then again, 3/8 of an inch. Cut that wire. And then just bend your wire 90 degrees. And you want that wire just to be right, so it’s bent right on
top of your bead there. Take your round nose,
just grasp that wire, about halfway down and just rotate around. To create your simple loop. Just use chain nose to kind of, get that right in place where you want it. And there you have your simple loop link, made with your eye pin. So we’ll do that one more time. You have your eye pin, just
put your bead on there. Cut 3/8 of an inch. ‘Kay and then you’re just going to bend that wire 90 degrees. Take your round nose and then just rotate, rotate around your pliers to create your simple loop. And that is how you make your simple loop, link using your eye pin. Okay so now I’m gonna show
you how to make a simple loop, this’ll be simple loop link
using wire and your beads. So you wanna cut about a two inch length, depending on the size bead you have, but on average I do about two inch length. About one and a half. Okay and then you wanna create
a simple loop on one end, so just 3/8 of an inch down. Just take your chain nose and you’re just going to
bend that wire 90 degrees. Take those round nose,
just grasp that wire, the end there and you’re
just gonna rotate that wire, around your plier to create, just a nice simple loop. Okay, so then that pretty much just acts, as a head pin at this point, but you just made that
using a length of wire. And you’re just gonna put on your bead. And then cut this length
here to 3/8 of an inch. ‘Kay and then you bend that wire. 90 degrees, take those round nose, just grasp that wire at the end and rotate around your pliers. To make just a nice simple loop. So there you have a simple
loop link, made using wire. And we’ll just do that one more time. ‘Kay so just cut about an
inch and a half or so wire. It’s a smaller bead,
it’s a six millimeter, so you don’t need as much. One end here, about 3/8 of an inch down. Just bend 90 degrees,
take those round nose, just grasp the end of that wire. And just rotate around the wire, forming a nice simple loop. Just take your bead, place it on, your wire and then we’re just going to cut about 3/8 of an inch. Take those chain nose or your finger, whichever you prefer
and just bend that wire. 90 degrees. Take those round nose,
grasp the end of that wire. Just rotate around. ‘Til you form a nice simple loop. Okay so there you have
your simple loop lengths, made using a length of wire. All right now you can see that you can use simple
loop lengths and dangles to attach to and link to beads and findings into your jewelry designs. And you can see here that
I’ve made a necklace, this is our Scarlet Love necklace. And it just uses six,
eight and 10 millimeter, Swarovski crystal rounds
with wire, using simple loops to connect the whole
necklace together here to just create a nice,
classic jewelry design. You can also attach to make earrings or bracelets or any kind
of design that you choose. To make this earring here, I just took that simple loop, on the head pin and then I attached it to this simple loop length that we made. And you just wanna open that up, attach the simple loop and then just close
that simple loop back up with those chain nose. And then you just wanna
open up that other end and then attach it to
that loop of the ear wire and you just close that back up. And there you can see how easy it is to make just a simple pair of earrings, a simple necklace design. You could do a bracelet and
you can make just charms and dangles and lengths for
any projects you choose. And you can find all of
these tools and materials for the simple loop
technique at FusionBeads.com. (upbeat music)

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