Centering a Loop

Centering your loop

Kim Hatzold’s strategy for gorgeous wire-wrapped dangles
Published: December 27, 2011

The attached article is a two-part excerpt from Kim Hatzold’s online lesson, “The Grass Is Always Greener: Wire Wrapping with Head Pins.” In the full lesson, Kim shows you how to master the art of making perfect wire wrapped loops.

The techniques demonstrated in “Centering Your Loop” ensure that your wire wrapped units will hang properly from your designs – a sign of fine craftsmanship. Note: In the excerpt, Kim refers to Step 9 from her main lesson, which is forming your wire loop. Then, she has you center your loop before moving on to Step 10 from the main lesson – wrapping the wire tail down.

Be sure and download both parts of the “Centering Your Loop” supplement below. You’ll find a photo guide with easy-to-follow images. The second PDF contains detailed instructions, along with a page on troubleshooting.

Kim, a graduate gemologist and accredited jewelry professional, is a jewelry instructor and freelance writer. Kim’s jewelry lines have been carried in Mariposa Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M., as well as several California stores. She’s been teaching jewelry classes since 1995 — specializing in beginning-to-advanced wirework and stringing techniques, handcrafted chains, jewelry design essentials, pearls and colored stone fundamentals. Check out her Untamed Spirit Studios website.

Read Kim’s fun and informative gemstone facts in Bead Style‘s special publication, Everyday Gemstones. It will be on newsstands in January. It includes 68 all-new projects! Order your copy today!

Note: The PDFs include high-resolution images. Depending on your internet speed, it may take a minute for them to load.

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One response to “Centering a Loop

  1. I am not sure what you are referring to. Could you be more specific.
    Thank you

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