Wire Jewelry – Beginner: How to make a hook for your bracelet

Are you having a great time learning how to create beaded hearts? I’m sure you are LOL! But for those who wanted to explore other jewelry making techniques here’s a continuation of our Wire Jewelry – Beginner Online Jewelry Lessons Series.
Just a recap, in the past weeks we’ve tackled the eye pins, head pins and jump rings. We’ve combined these findings and created dangling earrings and bracelets. We also had an introduction to chain maille and come across using bead caps. Since you know how to use these findings you can now create your own jewelry pieces, but not just like any other jewelry pieces. How do we do that?
For this Wire Jewelry – Beginner Online Jewelry Lessons we’ll teach you a simple finishing technique that’ll make your bracelets and necklaces special and handmade. We’ll teach you how to make a hook made from copper wires using simple looping and wrapping technique.

Woohoo! Exciting! Instead of using the ordinary and ready-made clasps you’ll learn how to make your own clasps. Let’s prepare a 1mm (18 ga) copper wire. You can also use 16 ga and 14 ga, but since you’re still getting used to handling copper wires I advise you use 18 ga so that the wire is more pliable and easier to handle than the 16 and 14 gauges.
With this tutorial from Jane Chew, aka XQDesigns, you’ll again come across making loops so you will need your round nose pliers. You’ll also get introduced to wire wrapping technique so you’ll need your flat nose pliers. Get hold of a wire cutter and a ruler.
You could also try this similar piece with a twist with an additional eye clasp tutorial from Andrea of Beadholique How to make a wire loop hook and eye clasp video tutorial.


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Jane Chew

Jane is the Chief Editor of Handmade Jewelry Club. She also founded DIY Jewelry Making Magazine @ www.diyjewelrymaking.com . For More Info, Visit my Google + Profile

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