How to... WIRE WRAPPED BEAD LINKS
When I started making jewelry, I was fortunate enough to have a friend show me how to do some simple wire-wrapping. Everything else, I learned with video and step-by-step blog posts. Unfortunately, the majority of these posts would stop at step ten and tell me to go back and repeat steps. I found this a little frustrating, as I am a very visual learner.
Here is my step-by-step guide to making a wire wrapped bead link.
Step one: Begin with a flush-cut length of wire at least 4 inches long.
Grasp the wire with round nose pliers about 1 inch from one end, with the short end facing upward.
Bend the wire away from you.
Adjust grip a quarter turn counter-clockwise.
Bend short end wire back.
Continue bending the wire back over the round nose pliers with the short end behind the long end.